Rob Hart is a consummate musician who has been instructing and performing professionally in the Bay Area since 1978. As a graduate of Berklee college of Music (Boston), he studied with jazz great Tony Williams, Mike Clark, Gary Chaffee, and Steve Smith. He established the Rob Hart Drum Studio in 1985. Some of his successful students have gone on to join renowned touring bands and award-winning ensembles. Rob is an active clinician and continues to conduct clinics and various rhythm section workshops in the San Francisco Bay area.

Rob has also performed/recorded with renowned bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin), The Isley Brothers, Antilles recording artist Dave Mann, Dave Ellis (Charlie Hunter) Larry Grenedier (Pat Metheny, John Scofeild, Brad Mehldau) Wil Blades (Will Bernard, Stanton Moore) Marc Van Wageningen (Sheila E. , Ray Obiedo) CC Deville (Poison), and Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani/Steve Vai) among others.


Rob Hart is a member of Vic Firth education team

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"I was referred to Rob by Steve Smith, I was humbled to say the least...His methods are a part of my teaching skills today. Rob is for the serious drummer."

-Troy Luccketta (Tesla)


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