Bob began playing the guitar in his early teens and played extensively in both acoustic and electric styles before taking up the nylon strung classical guitar. He started formal lessons in his mid-twenties and progressed through practical and theory music grades with Trinity College London and ABRSM. In the mid 1990s Bob entered full time music education at Canterbury Christ Church University College graduating in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in music and again in 2000 with an MA in music performance. Bob's mentor for MA was the internationally renowned player John Mills. In 2015 Bob presented a recital for Trinity College London and was awarded an ATCL performers certificate. He is a well established professional musician and teacher and in recent years, adding to a discography of recordings, has been inspired to publish and record a series of original pieces for solo classical guitar.
During the Covid pandemic, lessons are offered on-line via Zoom or FaceTime. Bob teaches all aspects of classical guitar technique and includes relevant and useful music theory as a routine. Beginners to proficient players are welcomed and Bob is happy to teach with or without reference to exam syllabuses. Performance is encouraged and 'post-covid' performance opportunities will be offered. Lessons are normally £30 per 55 minute session which can be weekly or fortnightly. Past teaching roles have included spells with Kent Music School, Yamaha Music School Canterbury and as long term peripatetic guitar tutor at Simon Langton Grammar School in Canterbury. Please call or email for further information and lesson booking.
Due to Covid, no performances are scheduled. Concerts and bookings should be possible from mid 2021. For enquiries please call or email. Future performances will be listed on the Concerts page of this site. Past concert series have included "An Evening with the Spanish Guitar', 'Guitarra Romantica' and 'The Segovia Legacy'. Recent ensemble projects include 'The Guitar Conspiracy' a seven piece classical ensemble (Canterbury Festival 2019).
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