Bob Christopherson is an associate professor in the Piano department at Berklee College of Music. He is a pianist, singer, performer, composer, record producer, and perhaps most importantly, a passionate mentor and lifelong student of music. His interest in music began early in life, given that his father was a violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra, and his mother is a concert pianist with a doctorate in music. Christopherson performs frequently throughout New England, and serves as music director for Boston's Hampshire House. As a sideman, he has performed or recorded with Christine McVie, Chuck Berry, Phil Wilson, and The Platters, among many others. He earned a bachelor's degree from Berklee, and also studied jazz piano and composition with renowned jazz guru Charlie Banacos.