Daniel Roest, President, Artistic Director
(916) 294-0400, www.danielguitar.com
​M. A., Music, San Jose State University, 1986 
Bachelor of Music with Distinction, San Jose State University, 1978
Independent Guitar Instructor, Performer, & Presenter
Director Emeritus, Former President and Artistic Director (1993-2001) South Bay Guitar Society
Founding Member and First President of Sacramento Guitar Society 501(c)(3) phase

James P. Banach, Vice​ President - Development Director
​Retired - Michigan Technological University, Engineering & Business; 43 years’ experience as an Information Technology Professional with 20 years managing IT organizations and Operations including major banks and insurance companies. Formerly certified as a PMP, Project Management Professional, by the Project Management Institute. Former member of DPMA. Former co-owner of Aurora Portraits Photography.  


Janice Kuykendall, Membership Director, 916-765-2902
AA Degree, Sacramento City College 
Telecommunications Management Certificate, California State University, Sacramento 
Retired – State of California, Telecommunications Division, Telecommunications Manager. Client was CHP.
Guitarist – 1995 to present
Member, Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra – from January 2013
Board Director, Sacramento Guitar Society – from December, 2014

Phil Kimura, Secretary, Social Media Director
MBA, CSU Sacramento (Management of Computer Applications) 2002
Bachelor Degree, Business Administration, CSU Sacramento 1998
Senior Manager, Information Solutions, VSP (not for profit vision insurance company) 2001 to present.
Classical guitar training with Brandon Yip​

Stephen Roberts, Schools Outreach Director
Founding member and immediate past SGS President 501(c)(3) phase; former SGS Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer
(916) 690-7777
Civil Engineer, CA Reg. No. 37,104
B. S. Civil Engineering, UC Davis, 1978
Principle Engineer, CA Dept. of Water Resources (2000-2010) (Retired)
Suzuki Guitar Instructor 
Founding member and former President of Sacramento Guitar Society
Chaired two capital campaigns at local church, 2004 and 2014. Raised over $5.8 million in pledges

Fritz Harrold, DMD, Treasurer
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Sacramento, CA
University of Pennsylvania Dental School, 1974
Undergraduate work at University of Colorado
Current member of Sacramento District Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Association
Past Board Member Sacramento Zoo, SPCA, Director Sacramento Water Festival (2 years)
Member Sacramento Sutter Club 

Ben McClara, Sac Prep Guitar Project, Director
Mr. McClara teaches the strings studio, focusing upon beginning Fiddle, classical violin, cello, and double bass. He teaches a lot of guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion and basic musicianship. Mr. McClara is a Certified Teacher for Sacramento City Unified School District, & holds a Bachelor of Music Performance in Double Bass from California State University Sacramento. Aside from his private studio of string students, Mr. McClara Founded and Directs the Guitar Project, Guitar Project Ensemble, programs underwritten by SGS, and conducts the SPMA String Ensemble.

Sean O'Connor, Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra Director    See SGS Orchestra main page.
(916) 281-5096, oconnorguitar.com, gutplucker@yahoo.com

Director, Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra (2014 to present) Duties include selection and/or arrangement of music for the 20+ piece ensemble, conducting and leading monthly rehearsals and twice-yearly concerts, and behind-the-scenes logistics.
Private Guitar and Bass Instruction, O’Connor Guitar (2013-present), 6060 Sunrise Vista Dr., Suite 2400 C, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, (916) 281-5096. Duties for all private instruction jobs include preparing and presenting weekly lessons which are scaled to the skills and interests of the individual student, as well as scheduling, billing, and all the administrative tasks associated with running any business.
Private Guitar and Bass Instruction, Music-Go-Round (2000-2012) 5437 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA (out of business)
Private Guitar Instruction, Kline Music (2002-2005), 2200 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA 95822, (916) 456-8742

Bachelor of Music (Guitar Performance) CSUS, 2004, Magna Cum Laude
Studied with Dr. Richard Savino. Performed in guitar ensembles, choral ensembles, and solo recitals.
Private study with Tom Shirley (jazz), Tom Armstrong (rock), and Daniel Roest (classical). Learned additional rhythmic, improvisational, and performance skills pertaining to classical and electric guitar styles.
Performance with award-winning choral and jazz ensembles in both high school and college. Instructors included Roy Fulmer, Lorna Perpall, and Donald Kendrick 
Recognition:  Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honors Society
Community Service: Served on the Board of directors (2010-2011) for the Sacramento Guitar Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational arts organization established to promote and share the art of the classical guitar and related music by providing education and performance opportunities to people of diverse cultures, ages, and abilities. Continues to serve on the advisory board, and as Director of the guitar orchestra.

Advisory Board

Matthew Grasso, Past Director

Greg Williams, Past Director and Founding Director of Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra

Waylin Carpenter, Past Director

Harold Sexton, Past Director

Ed Trujillo, Past President and Director

Brandon Yip, Past President and Director

Nancy Exley, Past Secretary

Dr. Bennie F. Carter, MD, Past Director

Meet the 2015-16 Sacramento Guitar Society Board of Directors
via SGS email address

via SGS Postal address:

Sacramento Guitar Society
P.O. Box 621
Folsom, CA 95763
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