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. Due to the current Pandemic, meetings are now being held on Zoom at the usual time and date. See the home page or calendar entry for sign-on info.

♫ 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. Many events are now being held on Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Check our calendar for details.

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: Julian Bream :: Sevilla :: Isaac Albéniz

Bream (1933-2020) performing one of Albéniz’ classics.

Latest Guitar Club News ...

Upcoming Local Guitar Events!

Sunday, December 6, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Rochester Classical Guitar on Facebook.

Sunday, December 13, 12:00 - 2:00pm, Guitar Salon “Open Mic” on Zoom.

Monday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm, Rochester Guitar Club on Zoom.

♪ Watch this space for updates! See individual calendar entries for sign-on info and other details.

Recent Guitar Events!

November 16, Round Robin Meeting Play List on Zoom.

October 19, Round Robin Meeting Play List & Notes on Zoom.

September 21, Round Robin Meeting Play List & Notes on Zoom.

♫ 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.

Other News in the Guitar World!

GFAtv - The Guitar Foundation of America

The Guitar Foundation of America has launched a new video series in late August called GFAtv. Below is a description of the great variety of topics covered. Dr. Lynn McGrath is featured in multiple videos. Check out this particular video, to see an appearance of our Social Media Coordinator, Michael Jones!

The videos are going to be divided into three tracks: “Foundations” “Revolutions,” and “Global Vision.”. “Foundations” videos will be weekly 30-minute educational episodes for guitar teachers to use with their beginning guitar classes. “Revolutions” will be weekly 30-minute educational episodes for guitar teachers to use with their intermediate and advanced guitar classes.“Global Vision” will feature a series of monthly 1-hour episodes dedicated to guitar students, teachers and enthusiasts. Guitar players hosted by different GFA staff will be discussing everything from health and wellness to guitar technique. Are you interested in the show? Watch all currently available episodes of “Global Vision,” “Foundations” and Revolutions.”

Pandemic Blues Improv - Sungmin Shin (guitars)

Here is a recording from ECMS Jazz Faculty for your listening:

Warm Welcome (from Serve and Volley) by Bob Sneider (guitar) and Paul Hofmann (piano)[skip ads]

I wanted to take a moment and share this new video with you. I’ve been working hard this summer on getting better with using my home recording studio since most live performances have been cancelled for the time being. This is my first project with some of the new updates I’ve made to my studio. I hope you enjoy it!

Pandemic Blues Improv - Sungmin Shin (guitars)

Guitar on Line!

♫ Click here for the latest information on guitar events on line as updated and compiled by RGC member, Kinloch Nelson.

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!

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., Monday, December 21. Signon information will be in the calendar entry!

♫ Stay well; be happy, keep plucking!

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Saturday, November 21
Scott Cook Returns with The Indoorables for an Online Concert!
An ONLINE Golden Link Concert Live Streaming

Saturday, November 28
Muriel Anderson ~ Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Features TOMMY EMMANUEL Live in Your Living Room!

Sunday, December 6
Rochester Classical Guitar Sign on tba
7:00 - 9:00pm

Sunday, December 13
Rochester Guitar Salon Join us at the virtual Guitar Salon to perform and meet other classical guitar buffs! All ages and levels are welcome.
12:00 - 2:00pm

Sunday, December 20
Bob Sneider

For more info check our Calendar.

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