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Robert Colley grew up in Abilene Texas, and started playing violin and guitar in middle school at the age of 11. Robert is classically trained in violin, with a degree in Violin Performance from Hardin-Simmons University, and is a self-taught guitarist.
While at Hardin-Simmons, Robert studied under Dr.Peter Isaccson and had the opportunity to take masterclasses with Stephen Clapp, Rachel Barton Pine, Micheal Shih, Timothy Ying and attend a masterclass of Giora Schmidt’s. Robert is an avid violin and viola instructor with former students currently attending Belmont University, Boston Conservatory, Texas State, and Colorado Christian University. Robert has performed with various bands/artists including Kansas, Micheal Martin Murphy, Barage8, Hot Club of Cow Town, Mark O’Connor, and the Quebe Sisters to name a few.
Robert has played with Revolution Strings, a high school string performing program based in Abilene Texas, for nearly 15 years. Revolution Strings has toured China, Europe, and Canada, also performing on the Grand Ole Opry, and was featured on the radio program ‘From the Top’. Robert has also played in numerous musical productions and operas in the ‘Big Country.’ Robert recently moved to Austin, with his wife Ashley, continuing his career in music.