Bobby began his studies at the Purchase Conservatory of Music in New York, where he discovered his penchant for historical instruments. At McGill University in Montreal, he continued this interest with research on historical keyboard instruments, undertaking a two-year research project at Montreal’s CIRMMT laboratory. At the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Bobby collaborated on a project working with a recently created replica of Beethoven’s Erard piano, where his role was to carry out high-speed investigations of its piano action. Bobby then worked at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston collection of musical instruments, first as department coordinator and then as Pappalardo Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments. He became Photos Editor for Clinkscale Online in 2022.