After graduating from junior college, he moved to Denver CO and began making a living, other than in music. Musical instruments played for the next 35 years were the radio and the stereo.
During the 60's, Robert became fascinated with the vibraphone having heard the instrument being played in the George Shearing Quintet and The Modern Jazz Quartet.
Upon retirement in 1997, he started taking basic music instruction with Rick Weingarten, (professional vibraphonist). He is currently taking instruction from Mark Foster (professional multi-percussionist, teacher and performer).
Robert has performed with the Windjammers big band, the Skylarks Combo and Blanco Caliente, as well as "Just Friends". He performed solo vibraphone at the inaugural meeting of "AWOL" (Academy Women On The Loose), a Denver affiliate of the Ladies' Red Hat Society and performed on vibraphone and bass marimba in a recital with classical pianist Lucy Garrett and the principal flutist with the Littleton Symphony, Rosanne Sterne, performing Cole Porter Tunes and Claude Bolling's "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio".
In January 2004, Robert formed The Polite Jazz Quartet and produced and performs with the Quartet on the CD's "Satin Sounds" (2004) and "Nostalgia" (2008).