Welcome to the Rochester Guitar Club!

♫ Welcome to The Rochester Guitar Club, an informal group for the appreciation and enjoyment of guitar music, lore and playing. Come on out to a meeting! They are normally held on the third Monday of each month, usually in the Red Room next to the Asbury Methodist Church, 1010 East Avenue in Rochester. You are welcome to come early and meet with fellow members.

♫ Check our event calendar to verify meeting times and locations and to learn more about guitar music events in and around Rochester as well as other guitar-related information.

Free Guitar Strings for New RGC Members!

Bernunzio Uptown Music is now offering a one-time, free set of guitar strings to new, first-time RGC members. Join RGC at any meeting and receive a coupon valid for a free set of guitar strings at Bernunzio Uptown Music. Click here for more membership information. This offer is for new members only.

Featured Video: Loren Barrigar - Medley

Loren playing a medley of tunes.

Featured Video: Paul Galbraith - Bajo La Palmera (Albeniz)

Paul will be performing in the Rochester area on January 19, 2020. Please check our website for details.

Latest Guitar Club News ...

Upcoming Guitar Events!

Monday, February 17, 7 p.m., RGC Round Robin Meeting in the Red Room at 1050 East Avenue adjacent to Asbury Methodist Church. Bring your guitar and a tune or two! See you there!

Sunday, March 1, 7- 9 p.m., Classical Guitar Night at the Little. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 22, noon-2 p.m., Guitar Salon at Java’s, 16 Gibbs St. Bring your guitar and a song or two!

Recent Guitar Events!

Last week was an incredible week for guitar fans as there were several outstanding events right here in Rochester. Eastman alum Matt Slotkin performed a concert at his alma mater with saxophonist Joseph Murphy in a program of new works for the duo’s unusual instrumentation.

Paul Galbraith and Antonion Meneses gave an absolutely breathtaking concert at Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. Technical mastery, expressive musicianship and powerful execution were on display in equal parts throughout the evening. The next day the Mr. Galbraith and Mr. Meneses gave a pair of wonderful public masterclasses hearing performances from several talented Eastman students.

Finally, the Rochester Guitar Club hosted a dual presentation in which local luthier Bernie Lehmann gave an informative presentation on guitar upkeep and maintenance and Alyssa Rodriguez spoke about and performed music on her Swedish nykelharpa, much to the delight of all in attendance.

~Tom Torrisi
Rochester Classical Guitar

January 20, Double Presentation featuring Bernie Lehmann on guitar upkeep & Alyssa Rodriguez on the Nyckleharpa in the Red Room.

January 19, Paul Galbraith & Antonio Meneses at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word

December 16, Holiday Meeting Play List in Wesley Hall.

November 18, RGC Presentation by Fred Vine in the Red Room.

♫ A description of most RGC’s past events as well as other guitar events of interest can be found on the Articles page going back to 2007.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine features RGC member Kinloch Nelson in a half-hour video.

RGC Welcomes Your Input!



♫ RGC welcomes your opinion and ideas for club activities! Share your suggestions or participate in planning with the Core Group by clicking on the Contact Us button on this website.


More About RGC...and Guitar in the Local Media

♫ That’s it for now. Keep your eyes on this website for announcements of RGC events as well as other guitar news! Send any news you may have to us that you think should be included on the calendar.

♫ See you at the next RGC Round Robin Meeting, Monday, February 17, 7 p.m., in the Red Room; located next to Asbury Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue!

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Sunday, February 23
Adrea Gonzalez-Caballero, Guitar Concert ~FREE CONCERT Organized by the HHC Guitar Initiative
Porter Hall at the Karpeles Manuscript Library in Buffalo

Wednesday, February 26
Rochester Folkus - Da Vines
Bernunzio Uptown Music
7:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, February 28
CONCERT: ESSO with Anthony LaLena ~Eastman School Symphony Orchestra Anthony LaLena performing the Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto
Kodak Hall

Sunday, March 1
Classical Guitar Night
Little Theatre Café
7:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, March 7
Down Home Bluegrass Jam PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE.
Bernunzio Uptown Music
11:00am - 1:00pm

For more info check our Calendar.

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