pgs Guest artist series

Monthly.  All guitar styles.  All ages.  All levels.   


COVID-19 has affected all of us in both big and little ways. PGS hopes that everyone is healthy and safe during this difficult time. Unfortunately, our monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum and all other in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We are saddened that circumstances have come to this and are eager to meet in-person again. 


However, we are pleased to announce that we will continue our guest artist series via Zoom! The PGS will host Zoom meetings at our usual gathering time of 1:30 PM on the second Sunday of every month. During these Zoom meetings we will premier video recordings submitted by our guest artist and attendees, have Q & A sessions, and provide an opportunity for live performances. To join these monthly Zoom meetings please submit a request to join to

All attendees are invited to submit videos for viewing at monthly Zoom meetings. If you would like to submit a video please send a request to


Please send your requests to join the meeting well in advance of the meeting date. If we receive a request during meeting time there's no guarantee we will be able to respond. 


If you are submitting a video please do so 48 hours prior to the Zoom meeting date. All video submissions received after the 48 hour cut-off will be premiered during the next month's meeting. 

July's Guest Artist:

Kathryn Lambert began her classical guitar studies at the age of 6 under the direction of Polly Maynard-Watson of the Childbloom Guitar Program in Denton, Texas. She attended the Houston Classical Minds Festival at the age of 14, competed in an open- level competition, participated in a masterclass with Randall Avers, and received private lessons with Isaac Bustos and Angleo Favis. During high school she competed in the Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble competition, and received superior ratings at both state and regional levels each year. In 2017 Kathryn again competed in the Houston Classical Minds Competition and advanced to the semifinals. Mrs. Lambert received her Bachelor's in Guitar Performance from the University of South Carolina under the direction of Christopher Berg. During her attendance she was given the Christopher Berg guitar award and performed for events hosted by University President Harris Pastides. In 2016 Kathryn was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Clare Callahan. She has participated in masterclasses with GFA winner Thibaut Garcia, Oscar Ghiglia, GFA President Dr. Martha Masters, and Aniello Desiderio. She currently resides with her husband in Phoenix, Arizona where she is the class guitar instructor for Imagine Desert West Middle School, writer for XGuitars, and an active performing artist.

About our monthly meetings:

The PGS Guest Artist Series at the Tempe History Museum is an informal, monthly, open-mic style gathering hosted by the Phoenix Guitar Society (PGS). We encourage guitar players of all ages, levels, and styles to gather and share music. Our new monthly meeting space will be hosted in the community room at the Tempe History Museum. A quiet, attentive audience and engaging discussion provide the perfect setting to perform and enjoy guitar music. Please consider joining us the second Sunday of every month between 1:30pm-3:30pm. We start with a performance from our monthly guest artist, and then the stage is opened to any guitarist from the community who wants to perform for a live audience. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you play! 

PGS has a great new stickers with our logo, but you must attend our guest artist series to get one. Show your support for PGS and put it on your guitar case, automobile or where ever you want to display it!
















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