Robert grew up in northeast Florida surrounded by music at home and at church. He started piano lessons at the age of seven, trumpet lessons at the age 13, and voice lessons at the age of 18. While growing up, he frequently performed at church and in school ensembles all throughout college. In college Robert graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Music and Culture with a minor in Education. He studied under the direction of Band Director Dr. Paul Weikle and Choir Director Wayne Bailey of Florida State College of Jacksonville. While at the University of North Florida, he studied under the Direction of Choir Director Dr. Cara Tasher and classical voice professor Dr. James Hall. Since then, he has been teaching voice, piano, and trumpet to various ages and skill levels. He is currently a church musician at Grace Lutheran Church of Clarksville, T.N. while getting his master’s in music education at Austin Peay State University. He loves exploring the outdoors with his wife Caroline, working out, reading psychology, religion, music books, and gaming in his free time. Robert believes music is an essential part of the human expression. Music helps in fostering community, responsibility, understanding, gratitude, and compassion for one another. Music for Music’s sake.