Bob Drury

Bob began playing the guitar in his early teens and played extensively in both acoustic and electric styles before being drawn to the nylon strung classical guitar. He began 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 began 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.

Lessons

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 £25 per 55 minute session which can be weekly or fortnightly. Please call or email for further information and booking

Performance

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.

Cds

Bob's CDs can be purchased via the Store page of this site. 

Guitarra Romantica 

  1. Lagrima, Francisco Tarrega
  2. Romanza, Anon
  3. Prelude No. 7 Opus 28, Frederic Chopin
  4. Capricho Arabe, Francisco Tarrega
  5. El Noi De La Mare, Catalan Trad, arr. Llobet
  6. Recuerdos De La Alhambra, Francisco Tarrega
  7. Gavottes BWV 1012, J.S. Bach arr. Segovia
  8. Andante Largo, Fernando Sor arr. Segovia
  9. Cavatina, Stanley Myers arr. John Williams
  10. Prelude No. 3, Heitor Villa-Lobos
  11. Prelude No. 4, Heitor Villa-Lobos
  12. Prelude No 5, Heitor Villa-Lobos
  13. Sons De Carrilhoes, Joao Pernamuka
  14. Tango En Skaii, Roland Dyens
  15. What A Wonderfull World, Theile & Weiss
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musica de Espana

  1. Prelude No. 2, Francisco Tarrega
  2. Capricho Arabe, Francisco Tarrega
  3. Sonata, Mateo Albeniz arr. Pujol
  4. Tientos, Alonso Mudarra
  5. Romanesque, Alonso Mudarra
  6. Fantasia, Alonso Mudarra
  7. Study In B Minor, Fernando Sor
  8. Ejercicio, Jose Ferrer
  9. Sonatina, Federico Moreno Torroba
  10. El Testemente De N'Amelia, Trad arr. Llobet
  11. Homenaje, Manuel De Falla
  12. Astorias (Leyenda) Isaac Albeniz are. Drury
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Images

  1. On The River
  2. Dance For A Faerie King
  3. Ralph's Lament
  4. The Clockwork Ballerina
  5. Waltz In The Forest Of Sighs
  6. Caravan
  7. A Journey Begins
  8. Storm Clouds
  9. Bluebell Wood
  10. Celtic Roots
  11. A Clear Night Sky
  12. A Last Waltz
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Publications

Bob's compositions for classical guitar can be purchased via the Store page on this site.

A Tinker's Tale

For Solo Guitar and Narrator - A new fable telling the tale of Pieter the tinker who rescues the town boatbuilder's daughter from an evil Faerie King. Based in the imaginary kingdom of Ollencrek and illustrated with five solo guitar compositions. Standard guitar notation plus tablature. The tracks appear on Bob's CD 'Images' available on this site.
  1. On The River
  2. Dance For A Faerie King
  3. Ralph's Lament
  4. The Clockwork Ballerina
  5. Waltz In The Forest Of Sighs

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Six Sketches for Solo guitar

Bob's first publication presents six original solo guitar pieces ranging from around grade 2 to grade 5. Standard guitar notation. The tracks appear on Bob's CD 'Images' available on this site.
  1. Caravan
  2. A Journey Begins
  3. Bluebell Wood
  4. Celtic Roots
  5. A Clear Night Sky
  6. A Last Waltz
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