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Bob Himmelberger Livingston, New Jersey
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Name:   Bob Himmelberger
Phone:   (732) 602-9282
Email:   bobhimmelberger@comcast.net
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Mr. Himmelberger has been a professional pianist/teacher in the New York/New Jersey area for over 25 years. He teaches all ages and all styles from classical, pop, blues to jazz. He is great with young kids and teaches in a non pressure relaxed atmosphere. He also teaches pop and jazz theory to pianist as well as other instrumentalist (and vocalist also) who need to expand their understanding of harmony and want to apply it to their instrument.

Mr. Himmelberger graduated William Patterson University in 1979 . He worked on and off with the Glenn Miller band from 1985-1990. He also performed with various jazz groups in the United States, St. Marrten, London, Argentina, and Uraguay. In the spring and summer of 1987 he had the opportunity to work with Brian Torff (George Shearing’s bassist at the time) in mainly east coast jazz clubs. In September of 89 he performed at Carnegie Hall with Michele Hendricks. In May of 92 he performed with the Frank Vicari quartet at the Cancun jazz festival. In the summer of 97 he recorded some of his own compositions that was recorded and played on WVIA in PA. in July and the last one was aired in October of that year. In February of 98 he performed on a TV show hosted by George Graham for WVIA in which he performed these compositions.

He has a book of jazz transcriptions of Thelonious Monk, and Bud Powell solos that have been published and are sold in most music stores and through various music magazines and catalogs around the country. He also has written articles along with solos transcriptions of famous jazz pianist for Piano Today magazine. His CD “Where do you go from here?” was just released in January 2000 and you can listen to sound clips of it at CDbaby.com.

He is currently teaching piano at Newark Academy in Livingston NJ on weekdays, and is looking to take on students where he lives (in the Woodbridge area) at your home on weekends.

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