Rob was first taught bass while attending BIT, the bass section of Musician’s Institute in the late 1980’s. Rob has taught at Austin Guitar School, ( He also wrote and taught their music theory class ), as well as occasionally through the University of Texas informal classes system. Rob has also worked as a teacher and support musician for National Guitar Workshop. Rob has a lot of experience with most styles of music bass guitar is found in, outside of teaching Rob’s currently playing party music with Shakedown and jazz with Trio Verde. Previous bands include Tahni Handel, The Iron City Soul Shakers, Tad Hillin Band, The Melodic Drifters, The Mark Mercado Blues Project, High Fidelity, Austin Live Band Karaoke, Austin Party Band, Java Jazz, Manteca Beat, Cody Jasper, Video Vamp, Love Machine, Steel Pan Trio, house bass player for Paul Klemperer’s Jazz Jam @ Kick Butt Coffeehouse, Drew Womack and many more.