Originally from Long Island, NY Rob Woodcock has a Master's Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Double Bass Performance and is currently band director at Herbert Hoover Middle School in San Francisco, CA. Rob plays an early 20th-century Czechoslovakian flat-back bass.
In 1997, he received a Bachelor's Degree in History from Fordham University, after which he decided to pursue music full time. Rob then received a Bachelor's in Double Bass Performance from Queens College in 2001, where he studied with New York Philharmonic legend Homer Mensch. Rob continued to teach music for the Diocese of Brooklyn while performing in New York City's jazz scene through 2004.
While working on his Master's (2004-2006) Rob studied double bass with San Francisco Symphony members Stephen Tramontozzi and Shinji Eshima. He was Principal Bassist of the Silicon Valley Symphony from 2006-2010, as well as the Principal Bassist of the San Francisco Civic Symphony from 2010-2012, during which time he performed Bottesini's Concerto for Double Bass #2. Additionally, Rob has been Principal Bassist of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble since 2013 and is an active member of the Jon Frank Quintet. In the summer of 2016, Rob completed a certification on the Fundamentals of Scoring for Film and Visual Media through Pulse College in Dublin, Ireland.
Rob continues to compose jazz, concert and film-music as well as perform regularly throughout the Bay Area. He lives in Oakland.