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: Kathy Wingert Harp Guitar - Doug Young

On Monday, June 15, Doug Young will be talking with RGC on Zoom about his approach to arranging and composing for fingerstyle guitar. Here he plays a short piece on a Harp Guitar built by Kathy Wingert, and shown at the 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Kathy calls this guitar the “Black and Tan”. This is a tune I wrote while exploring the instrument, my first composition for a harp guitar and first stab at capturing one on a recording.

Latest Guitar Club News ...


♫ Cancellations due to the current Coronavirus situation include the following:(just about everything!) Some meetings and performances are taking place online, so check our calendar for details.

Rochester Guitar Club Meetings
Guitar Salon Meetings at Java’s, 16 Gibbs St.
Rochester Classical Guitar at the Little Theatre
RIT Concerts
Hochstein Concerts
RPO Concerts

♫ Watch this space for updates!

Guitar on Line!

♫ Click here for info on guitar concerts on line as suggested by Kinloch Nelson

♫ Local journalist and musician Dan Gross (of CH 8 TV) has his own page - he shoots and produces concerts at so many of the area’s venues. Also he has online interviews (videos) with area musicians. Lost of interesting and entertaining things to find here of local interest.


Hochstein in the News ...

Did you miss our Celebration event on Sunday, April 5th or WXXI’s amazing radio broadcast The Hochstein School, 100 years in the making?
No worries! listen in now!

The Most Recent Guitar Events!

May 18, Round Robin Meeting Play List on Zoom.

February 17, Round Robin Meeting Play List in the Red Room.

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.

♫ 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 Meeting on Zoom at 7 p.m. on June 15, this Monday! Tomorrow!!

♫ Stay well; be happy, keep plucking!

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Wednesday, July 1
Pegasus Early Music Happy Hour Town Hall Meeting via Zoom!
5:00 - 5:45pm

Sunday, July 26
Guitar Salon “Open Mic” ID: tba
12:00 - 2:00pm

For more info check our Calendar.

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