Robert Butler Accomplishments- Career Highlights Began piano and music lessons at 7 years old under the direction of a concert pianist Constance C. Durham. He further developed his talents through private lessons, Knoxville College, Chicago State University and through many years of giving private and group instructions. Moved to the bay area 13 years ago and since then has formed a annual Gospel Music Festival, worked professionally with two stage bands, employed through the South Valley Orchestra as the jazz band leader. He worked as a music director while planting music pro grams for two different churches, South Valley Community, (Gilroy) Rollinghills (Hollister). Began teaching private lessons in Gilroy and he has touched and encouraged hundreds of children. He has developed a vocal academy that has over 20 students enrolled. Is presently a board member of the Theater Angels Community group formed to enhance and give aid to the arts in the community. Continues his own development through private lessons, workshops, and seminars.