Phil Bernardi - Singer/Guitarist

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Now performing every Wednesday at The Village Grille in Waldwick from 8-10.
(except when noted)

Improvisation Starters

Improvisation Starters Revised and Expanded Edition:
More Than 1,000 Improvisation Scenarios
for the Theater and Classroom

by Philip Bernardi

Now available for pre-order on Amazon!
Current publication date is December 13, 2016.

  • Plays acoustic guitar and sings in restaurants and bars throughout northern New Jersey. Started performing in 1976. See performance schedule
  • Performs classic and contemporary rock, folk, and pop with the acoustic guitar duo "Phil and Kevin"
  • First arranged, produced and recorded “I Like Jersey Best," an original song written by Joseph Cosgriff. A NJ State Assemblyman introduced legislation in 1981 to have the song named the New Jersey State Song, but it never came to be. (To this day, New Jersey is the only state without an official state song.) Click here to download a version by The Phil Bernardi Band that was included on WDHA's (105.5 NJ) "New Jersey Rock III" CD in 1982. Here's the original version.
  • Writes and performs original music. Original music was broadcast in 1981 on Vin Scelsa’s “Prisoners of Rock and Roll” radio program on WNEW 102.7 New York.
  • Taught high school classes in Video Production and English at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ (now retired). Started teaching career in 1978. Holds a Masters Degree in Theater from Montclair State College (now University). Has also taught classes in Drama, Speech, Theater Arts, and Journalism.