Robert Christopherson is a professor of piano at Berklee College of Music where he teaches private instruction, improvisation, advanced composition, reading, ensembles, and a survey of piano styles. He is the co-author of Berklee Online’s Jazz Piano course and the book Berklee Jazz Standards For Piano Solo. Robert is a pianist, singer, performer, composer, 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 a concert pianist with a doctorate in music. Robert performs frequently throughout New England as a soloist and with his trio. He earned his bachelor's degree from Berklee and studied piano, improvisation, and composition with the late jazz guru Charlie Banacos and voice with Eddie Watson.