Robert Brown, originally from Springfield, Ohio, studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree, and at Southern Methodist University, where he earned his Master of Music degree. During these years, he earned a number of awards in international guitar competitions, most notably first prize at the Portland International Solo Guitar Competition in 1994. Robert has performed concerts on three continents as a soloist.
Robert lives with his wife and two children in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he serves as adjunct professor of guitar at the College of Mount St. Joseph, and teaches guitar at St. Ursula Academy. In addition to concerts and recitals, he also performs frequently for wedding ceremonies and other events, and since 2006 has been playing music for Saturday afternoon tea at the Orchids at Palm Court restaurant in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.