Bob Lipton graduated with honors with a B.A. in music education from San Francisco State University. He has been teaching middle school orchestra and band in Silicon Valley for 15 years, where his ensembles have consistently earned honors at festivals and performances. Bob is in contact with over 150 string players each day, as well as a multitude of wind players.
As a tuba player, Bob has performed with the Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley, Napa, and Monterey Symphonies, as well as the San Francisco 49ers Band. He has played with various jazz, klezmer, and rock groups at the Frankfurt and San Francisco Jazz Festivals as well as the New Music America Festival in New York City, and has toured with Columbia artist Bel Canto Brass. Bob currently performs and arranges music for brass quintets.