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.

♫ During the recent pandemic, meetings were held on Zoom. Beginning, June 21, 2021, we resumed in-person meetings. However, they take place in Wesley Hall in the basement of Asbury Methodist Church at 1050 East Avenue rather than the Red Room which is no longer available. Requirements for participation will follow CDC & NY guidelines (currently vaccination or mask). Zoom participation is expected to resume in August 2021 as an option. See individual calendar entries 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. Some events may be held on Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Check our calendar for details.

Free Guitar Strings for New RGC Members!

Bernunzio Uptown Music offers 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: Mark Hanson :: “Water is Wide”

Mark Hanson will be giving a workshop for the Rochester Guitar Club on Zoom on May 17.

Latest Guitar Club News ...

Jeremy Carter Memorial and Calling Hours

We are sad to inform you of the passing of guitar club member and friend, Jeremy Carter, who died Saturday, October 2, after a month-long battle with covid 19. Jerry was a big part of our club.  With us since almost the very beginning, over the years, he contributed a lot to the organization.  He has been a loyal and consistent meeting attendee, the club treasurer, the guy who would bring along his PA system to meetings to let people play through if they wanted to, the guy who brought the card table, membership list and membership cards to every meeting before meetings went to Zoom, and who would selflessly stick by it whenever we put on a concert.  Jerry alway had a song to play even when he wasn’t prepared and would cheerfully play another if we ran out of material.  He contributed ideas and suggestions at board meetings, offered the use of his home and was happy to make tea or coffee for anyone who wanted it.  Most of all Jerry always encouraged others to play, no matter their skill level or how they thought about themselves or their music.  We at the club and at the many open mics he attended will all miss him.

Calling hours for Jerry will be at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece on Sunday, October 10, from 1pm to 5pm The notice was in the D&C on Thursday, January Seventh. A full obituary for Jeremy is on the Vay-Schleich & Meeson website. https://meesonfamily.com/obits/jeremy-l-carter/

~Kinloch Nelson, RGC

Calendar Highlights!

Sunday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Classical Guitar Night at the Little Theatre Café

Monday, December 20, 7-9 p.m., RGC Holiday Round Robin Meeting on Zoom. Signon info in the calendar!

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

RGC Resumes Zoom Meetings!

COVID — During the recent pandemic, RGC meetings were held on Zoom. In June and July, we resumed in-person meetings in Wesley Hall in the basement of Asbury Methodist Church at 1050 East Avenue, The Red Room no longer being available. However, in August, we once again resumed Zoom meetings until further notice. See individual calendar entries for sign-on info.

RGC dues — During 2020 RGC suspended all dues and held all meetings on line, free to all. Now, we are, once again, asking everyone to help out with the expenses and help keep the RGC ball rolling. Please send dues ($20 a year: a bargain!!) to Rochester Guitar Club at Box 93331, Rochester, NY 14692. A portal is available on this site for convenient dues/contributions submission. We’ll mail your membership card; so make sure to include a return address.

Recent Guitar Events!

October 18, Round Robin Play List on Zoom.

September 20, *IN PROGRESS*

August 16, Round Robin Play List on Zoom.

July 19, Performance Meeting with RMO in Fellowship Hall.

June 21, Round Robin Meeting Play List in Wesley Hall.


April 19, Round Robin Meeting Play List on Zoom. *UPDATE*

March 15 *IN PROGRESS*

February 15, Round Robin Meeting Play List 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!

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!

♫ Here is some information on guitar events currently on line.

Hochstein in the News ...

Did you miss the Celebration event last year on 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 20. Further details are in the calendar entry!

♫ Stay well; be happy, keep plucking!

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Friday, December 3
Kinloch Nelson Dady Christmas Concert ~Free Will Offering
Our Lady of Lourdes, 150 Varinna Drive, Rochester
7:00 - 8:30pm

Saturday, December 11
Golden Link Golden Link presents an evening of holiday music with Rochester’s Christmas Céilidh Band
Rochester Christian Reformed Church 2750 Atlantic Ave Penfield NY

Sunday, December 12
Kinloch Nelson Advent Celebration with John Dady & Friends ~Free Will Offering
Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd, Webster
2:00 - 3:30pm

Sunday, December 19
Rochester Guitar Salon
12:00 - 2:00pm

Monday, December 20
RGC Holiday Round Robin Meeting -
7:00 - 9:00pm

For more info check our Calendar.

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