We have monthly open mic nights which are open and free to the public. Any local guitarist of any age or skill level can perform in our low-pressure, supportive concert nights. Families, friends, and curious passers by make up our audiences! Not only are our open mics a great night out, they are the perfect platform for local professionals, amateurs, and students to sharpen their performance skills in front of an appreciative audience.

Members at every contribution level are eligible to join our Community Ensemble and/or perform in our Member Recitals twice a year. Member recitals take place in a professional setting and are free and open to the public.


Regularly scheduled Open Mic Nights and to opportunity to join the FGF ensemble give guitarists a venue to perform with their instruments.


Florida Guitar Foundation will be offering resources for local members to record and video themselves performing, an invaluable service to aspiring performing artists.


With events throughout the year, member’s meetings, and get-togethers, there is always an opportunity to meet-up with others over a guitar.


Our Community Ensemble also performs locally free of charge for other organizations and events. Members are encouraged to perform for organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, etc.


The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami is so happy to collaborate with the Florida Guitar Foundation to provide music performances to our patients in the chemotherapy infusion units. So many times patients come to receive chemotherapy and are overwhelmed with thoughts about their treatment and prognosis.

The simple act of listening to a classical guitar played next to them can provide a sense of peace and focus that allows them to relax. Having the Florida Guitar Foundation here every week is a blessing and we truly value their contribution to our patient experience.

Marlen Rodriguez-Wolfe, M.M, MT-BC
Music Therapist

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2016-17 Season Concerts Announced!

The Florida Guitar Foundation is happy to announce the upcoming concerts for the season spanning 2016 and 2017! We'll kick the season off this fall with the one and only Marcin Dylla on September 24, 2016. Marcin Dylla - September 24, 2016 Meng Su - October 21, 2016...

Interview: Jason Vieaux

In this exchange, Jason discusses his GRAMMY win and its effects, how he approaches recordings, his current projects, as well as his thoughts on stage fright and community outreach.

In the News: Coral Gables Love June – 2015

I discovered the Florida Guitar Foundation just in time to attend Rafael Padron’s performance. I can say it was a heart felt and riveting experience.

In the News: Ensemble on NBC 6

Our Guitar Ensemble was featured on NBC 6 (South Florida)! The Florida Guitar Foundation showcases some of the most talented guitar players in South Florida. Among them, Angie and Patty Hernandez, twin sisters who are still in middle schools but way beyond their years...

Interview: Alvaro Pierri

Like many of the great classical guitarists that I have had the good fortune to encounter, Alvaro Pierri is an unassuming character.

Interview: Xuefei Yang

The story of Xuefei Yang is one of the most unique in the modern classical guitar world.

Interview: The Beijing Guitar Duo

I sat down with the Beijing Guitar Duo, Meng Su and Yameng Wang, on a bright Sunday morning in Miami Beach.

Dolphins Cycling Challenge 2012

Dolphins Cycling Challenge 2012 On November 3, three of our members rode 100 miles on their bicycles to raise money for cancer research. The event, organized by the Miami Dolphins, raised over two million dollars that will go to the University of Miami Sylvester...



All of our international artist concerts are now preceeded by local middle and high school student groups. Guitar ensembles from schools in the area now get a chance to be the “opening act” for some of the best players in the world! Not only do they get to present their hard work to the community, but they also receive free admission to the concert and the opportunity to perform in a professional cultural setting.

Additionally, our international artists are now interviewed by young journalists in training from local schools!

If you are interested in getting your music or journalism program involved in one of our concerts, please contact our Outreach Coordinator Dan Shearouse at

Teacher Directory

Member Guitar Instructors are listed in our Teacher Directory for the convenience of members and the general public alike. Want to learn guitar? Find a local teacher right now!

Master Classes

Visiting international Performing Artists give free Masterclass instruction to interested members and local students.


In addition to public masterclasses usually given by our international artists, the FGF also now sponsor a series of technique workshops open to the public. These are given via video conference and in person presentations at the University of Miami and local schools.

Telecommunication Workshops are sponsored by the D’Addario Foundation


FGF Actively posts videos of classes, concerts, and tutorials to our YouTube channel; available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn on your time.

Teacher Directory