Guitarists & Friends of the Guitar
The Carmel Guitar Society promotes
the classical guitar through education, recitals and gatherings.
Monterey was the first capital of Spanish California. The Spaniards brought
the guitar with them, and it was probably the first European instrument
played in California. From those humble beginnings the guitar has remained
a dynamic force in the musical scene on the Monterey Peninsula.
If you share a passion for the classic guitar or just take pleasure from
the music, please come join us -- you need not be a player.
CCGS oversees two grant-funded music programs within Monterey County:
- The Guitar In The Schools teaches musical concepts to 4th
and 5th graders through the guitar and curriculum.
- The Healing Guitar fosters spiritual wellness to seniors
through concert performances in hospices, convalescent homes, and
Find out about membership benefits, or sign
up to join the Carmel Guitar