Terry Premru

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Terry Premru

Playing guitar since 1967, falling passionately for fingerstyle guitar in 1995.
Terry began playing guitar in 1967 at the age of 10.  His first teacher Sam Maratos in Clearwater, FL did not use a pick but instead played "fingerstyle" songs such as "Spanish Eyes" on a pre-war Martin dreadnaught.  This was the first of 3 fingerstyle guitar influences, and this one was right off the bat.

A couple years later Terry bought a Les Paul deluxe influenced by Dickey Betts, then later a Stratocaster influenced by Richie Blackmore.  Then came fingerstyle guitar influence #2 - Steve Howe of Yes playing "Mood for a Day".  Next he bought a classical guitar and started to self study a Segovia classical guitar book. Then after 10 years of playing professionally from 1976 to 1986 in the Mid-west and Florida, he secured a computer job in Dallas, TX and the guitar took back seat until 1995.

In 1995 he bought his first steel string acoustic guitar and started to teach guitar lessons part time in  local music store.  One day a
student handed over a CD “Acoustic Beatles Songs” by Greg Bennett - the light-bulb went off (influence #3) and the journey thru fingerstyle guitar was on again. Nowadays the guitar influences and favorites include:  Sal DiToria, Pete Huttlinger, Mark Hanson, Laurence Juber, Gregg Bennett, Eric Schoenbrg, Gregg Carmichael, Tommy Emmanual, Jesse Cook, Ottmar Liebert, Adam Rafferty, Boris Gaguere.

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Videography by VPN Studios - Palm Harbor, FL www.vpnstudios.com.

Terry playing “Brooker Creek” at the Muriel Anderson concert at the UU Dome in Tampa on Valentine's Day 2007.
Videography by Ted Wray, used by permission.