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pgs Guest artist series

Classical Guitar. Finger-style Picking.  All ages.  All levels.   

This celebration will be rescheduled for a later date.

A celebration of the life and work of

Scott Anderson





















The Phoenix Guitar Society presents a celebration of the life and work of 

Scott Anderson, Sunday, February 12, 1:30 at

First Church UCC, Phoenix, 

1407 N. 2nd Street, Fellowship Hall.


We will celebrate Scott with music and stories. There will be ensembles performing music Scott liked. We invite friends and musicians to join us on our open stage and perform music or tell a story about your memories of Scott. 


PGS invites musicians of all ages and skill levels to join us and perform for an appreciative live audience. The event is free and open to the public. 

a $10 donation is suggested. 

A celebration of the life and work of Scott A Anderson


Scott understood diversity.

As a musician/artist and as a person. 

He played and performed a number of instruments and styles of music and arranged and composed countless works for solo guitar and guitar ensemble and developed his own guitar methods.

Above all else, Scott loved to teach guitar, teach music, and to build programs.


The first job Scott took after moving to Arizona in the late 80’s was at a music box company so he could stay involved with music and shortly after got back into teaching. Scott taught at Milanos Music in Mesa and quickly built up a student roster and reputation as a teacher. Scott continued to teach, arrange music, and compose for the rest of his life and most recently taught guitar and ensemble music to many students with his friends and musical family at Brindley's Music Center in Chandler since 1994.


Scott served as President of the Arizona Classical Guitar Society for a number of years in the 1990’s. 


He was key in the creation of the Arizona Community School Of The Arts in Tempe which provided education to the valley and into Pinal County.


His network consisted of City of Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix programs, Mayors offices, schools, animal rights activists, libraries, museums, behavioral health providers, artists of all mediums.


Scott developed the Arizona Guitar Ensemble later becoming the Arizona Guitar Trio which performed for over two decades in the area and in every conceivable venue and or situation. Under Scott, the Trio literally took classical guitar to the street and into the everyday lives of the people. The mix of the music styles was large and diverse and often the trio would have a whole room of people singing along to the songs.

Scott also performed jazz in a guitar duo called “The Scotts” for a number of years in the valley.


About the guitar Scott used to say with a laugh. "I am spending my life making guitar strings shorter and longer, that’s all I want to do”.


In memory of Scott Anderson.

Monte Ewert


The Phoenix Guitar Society is pleased to return to live performance.

Our new venue:

 First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N. 2nd Street Phoenix, Az. 85004.

We will be in Fellowship Hall inside the church.

PGS is extremely pleased to be returning to hosting Iive performances. 

PGS COVID and Mask Policy:

The Phoenix Guitar Society has developed a statement regarding COVID-19 and Mask requirements. 


    The CDC is not recommending wearing a mask at an indoor event in Maricopa County, PGS will not require wearing a mask or proof of vaccination, to our events at this time. 


    You are always welcome to wear a mask if you desire to do so. PGS will have a box of mask at the door for our indoor events. 


    This policy is subject to change based on community health and safety conditions.  The Phoenix Guitar Society continues to follow guidance from the CDC, Maricopa County Health Department and other recognized health advisors. 


First Church UCC, 1407 N. 2nd Street Phoenix, Az. 85004

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