Guitarist Robert Paul Sullivan taught College, Preparatory, and Continuing Education students at New England Conservatory from 1973 through his retirement in 2013.

Sullivan is an accomplished musician who has performed as a soloist and in chamber and orchestral capacities in the New England region, as well as other parts of the country and in Europe. His performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra have included the opening Gala concert of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with conductor James Levine in Boston and New York. Other organizations with which Sullivan has performed include Boston Celebrity Series, Alea III, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Boston Opera Company, and Boston Musica Viva.

Sullivan has performed with Broadway productions of Chicago, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, and Man of La Mancha, as well as performing Irish folk music with the band Jug O' Punch, and dueting, since the late 1950s, with Thomas Greene. He has also participated several times, as both a member and as president, on the jury at the Emilio Pujol Classical Guitar Competition in Sardinia, Italy. During the summer season, Sullivan is a conductor for the American Mandolin and Guitar Summer School.

Studies at NEC; Harvard University Summer School; Universidad de Cervera, Spain. Studies with Hibbard Perry, William Sykes, Alexander Bellow, Rey de la Torre, Oscar Ghigha, Emilio Pujol, Barry Galbraith. Former faculty of University of Rhode Island, Syracuse University, Clark University, and Anna Maria College. Also faculty of College of the Holy Cross.