Robert started playing the guitar at the age of 8, and at the age of 10 he already felt and knew that music was the love of his life. He moved to the U.S. with his family when he was 13 and started studying music privately with several guitar giants such as John Abercrombie and Steve Newman. He then attended and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music from The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (N.Y.) and continued on with an extensive 2 year Jazz program at the Long Island University of New York. To date, he has recorded 18 Albums, has over 50 videos and performs at al average of 60 events yearly.
Ellenie’s talents have been embraced by MTV, VH1, Power 106 Radio, SITV’s “The Drop” TV show, NFL, ESPN, NASCAR, Direct TV-NASDAQ, Six Flags, ABC’s morning show, “Good Morning America,” & NBC’s “Today Show.”