Robert Taylor began writing poetry and lyrics around the same time he picked up the violin at the age of eight. His love of music, languages, literature, and birds, has led him to a lifetime of study and travel. A graduate of Holland's Royal Conservatory, Union College, the University of Bonn, and Princeton, he has taught foreign languages and ornithology in New York, English and music in China, served as music critic for the Albany Times Union, founded and directed several non-profits, worked as a freelance musician and writer in Manhattan, a translator in Europe and Asia, lectured on opera and art history, tried to stay in shape, and generally had a great time. Currently in cahoots with Richard Oberacker on two other shows: JOURNEY TO THE WEST and SOUTHERN CROSS. Robert tours with Disney's THE LION KING, and is an avid, enthusiastic, and at times woefully reckless bridge player. He dreams of converting his Victorian brownstone in Schenectady, New York into an award winning Bed and Breakfast.