San Francisco Peninsula native and Berklee College of Music graduate Rob Hart is a consummate musician, teaching and performing regularly with the Rob Hart Trio in Bay Area venues. Rob has also performed/recorded with renowned bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin), The Isley Brothers, Antilles recording artist Dave Mann, Dave Ellis (Charlie Hunter) Larry Grenedier (Pat Metheny, John Scofeild, Brad Mehldau) Wil Blades (Will Bernard , Stanton Moore) Marc Van Wageningen (Sheila E., Ray Obiedo) CC Deville (Poison), and Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani/Steve Vai) among others, and has been featured as an opener for legendary jazz saxophonist Bennie Maupin and seminal jazz fusion pioneers Spyro Gyra.

Rob has studied with Steve Smith, Mike Clark, Gary Chaffee, and the late Tony Williams. He established the Rob Hart Drum Studio in 1985. Some of his successful students have gone on to join renowned touring bands and award-winning ensembles. Rob is an active clinician and continues to conduct various rhythm section workshops in the San Francisco Bay area.

Rob endorses DW Drums© Vic Firth© drum sticks and Bosphorus© cymbals and is currently signed to the Bay Area’s Simply Smokin’™ Records. © The Rob Hart Trio’s debut CD, “Trios of the Past, Present, and Future,” is available on the web at A Selected track from this eclectic collection were chosen from nearly 700 CD entries nationwide and is featured on a Bethlehem Archives jazz label sampler CD entitled "Jazz You Must Own!" The Trio released its ambitious follow up double-live disc called “Art of Improvisation.” Rob Hart Trio’s newly released “3000 Realms of 10 Worlds” features diversity of musical ethnicities from around the globe. All CD’s are available at,, and

Tony Williams Sweeping Hi-Hat Motion

Basic Brushes - Part 1 Basic Brushes - Part 2
Basic Brushes - Part 3 Up Tempo Swing - Part 1
Up Tempo Swing - Part 2 Playing with a Bass Player - Part 1
Playing with a Bass Player - Part 2 Subdividing 11/8 - Part 1
Subdividing 11/8 - Part 2

American Classic® 5A
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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Heritage Brush
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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