ob Kohler has been a hugely influential educator at SJW since 1991. Besides teaching combos and Bass Master Class, he teaches Beginning Theory, Intermediate Theory, as well as Advanced Theory. He is mostly known as a bassist however and has performed in concerts, workshops and master classes at SJW with a list of world class players that includes; John Stowell, Jeff Ballard, Stefan Karlsson, George Garzone, Don Hass, Ndugu Chancler, Tootie Heath, and Dana Leong to name a few.
Besides his work at SJW, Rob has been an integral part of the South Delta Jazz Workshop in Vancouver B.C. as well appearing annually at The Vancouver International Music Festival since 1998. He has also been on the faculty at the world re-known New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. While at NOCCA he created and directed a middle school program as well worked with at the high school during the school year and their summer sessions.
As a composer Rob has been the recipient of two NEA Grants and his originals have been featured on numerous recordings.
He is currently Adjunct Professor of Bass performance at MSU.