Rob studied percussion at The Birmingham Conservatoire from 1997 – 2001 and since graduating he has worked extensively as a drummer and percussionist both in this country and abroad. He has worked with many distinguished artists including The Drifters, Elaine Delmar and Joe Longthorne and performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans, USA. Musical theatre work includes UK tours of “Cabaret” & “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.
His orchestral work has included performances with The National Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra da Camara, ESO and The City Concert Orchestra. He has also worked under the baton of renowned conductors such as Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Colin Davis.
As a music educator, Rob is in high demand. He runs percussion workshops in primary schools across the UK aimed at developing whole class music tuition. Rob has recently been appointed to the panel of examiners for ‘Rockschool’, assessing musicians for examinations in the UK and abroad. His work in education also involves drum kit and percussion tuition at independent & preparatory schools in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire.