Adney, Bob

Percussion, Drum Set

Bob Adney –music educator, percussionist and timpanist, has been a teaching artist at MacPhail Center for Music since 1976. His students range in age from 8 to adult. He has played with virtually every musical organization in the area, and has a discography of over 22 CDs performing with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. He has been playing with the South Dakota Symphony for 10 years and was appointed to the Principal Timpani Chair, Fall 2013. During the summers he is the timpanist for the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. In addition he is a founding member of the Minnesota Percussion Trio (1987). Bob is the author of several self-published instructional books for percussion as well as a handful of arrangements and original compositions for percussion ensemble. This spring he will be performing his commissioned piece entitled Duolog (Timpani/Orchestra) with the South Dakota Youth Symphony. On the administrative side, he coordinates MacPhail’s School Clinic Program, Musical Passport Program, All-State Video Online Tutorials as well as the Lead Teacher for the MacPhail Online School Partnership program. He is co-owner of and author of and

“He explains techniques that improve performance of the piece (where to hit the bar, hand/body placement, power of dynamics).” –MacPhail Student
“Works with my student on whatever music she needs to work on; we appreciate that everything doesn’t have to be classical music. He is flexible and has good suggestions.” –MacPhail Parent

Bob Adney Studio