Robert I. Coulter began his organ building career with an apprenticeship at the firm of Steiner-Reck in Louisville, Ky. He was fortunate to work for Jim Miller of Miller Pipe Organ Company, the premier pipe organ firm in the Ohio Valley, with a service range of nine states. While with Miller, Robert served as a service technician and tuning team leader, rapidly climbing to be an important member of the firm. He also began his studies in voicing and tonal design at Miller, participating in many tonal finishing and revoicing projects.
As a musician, he studied Tuba and Music Education at the University of Louisville, and continues to perform as a freelance tubist in the Atlanta region. He also performs with The Georgia Brass Band, and the The Premiere Brass Quintet. He resides in Atlanta, attempting to keep three cats happy.