Resident Health Musician and Choral Director
Robert’s love for music was deeply influenced by his father, David Teicher, who was a leading professional opera soloist across Eastern Europe and Russia in the 1940s and 1950s. From accompanying professional singers on the piano to singing at the Sydney Opera House in full costume and make-up in five Opera Australia Productions, Robert has been composing and arranging music for many years and conducting choirs since 1994, including the Waverly-Randwick Philharmonia, The Daydream Believers and The Great Synagogue Choir.
Robert studied classical singing with Australian opera legends Raymond Myers, Donald Shanks and Florence Taylor as well as piano and conducting with Werner Baer and Tommy Tycho. Robert is leading the Lifehouse Staff and Patient Choir and providing music as a milieu in outpatients.
Robert feels it is a privilege to be part of a team whose trusted role is one of adding joy and light through music in the hospital setting. Robert’s favorite songs are ‘Daydream Believer’ and Beethoven’s ‘Ode to joy’!