Composition, Music, Piano
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Claire Ritter is a master pianist-composer teaching Classical, Jazz, Songwriting & Improvisation in the South Charlotte, Matthews, Weddington areas of NC with specialties in Jazz composition and creativity. Claire is the recipient of the prestigious NC Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship as well as 2 Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Regional Artist Grants. As a recording artist, Claire Ritter's discography includes 11 CDs as a leader, as well as multiple recordings of her composition by acclaimed artists on European record labels. Compositional performances include many throughout USA, Europe, Asia, and Canada over the past 25 years. Visit the website or Wikipedia for more biographical info.
My Musical Education Background
Queens University of Charlotte - BA in Classical piano
Duke University - private study with Jazz legend Mary Lou Williams
New England Conservatory in Boston - extensive graduate studies in composition and improvisation with the Department of Contemporary Improvisation and MacArther Grant Genius Fellowship composer/pianist Ran Blake.
Worked on the Faculty, New England Conservatory of Music in 1996.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Please contact the studio for special rates - 1/2 hr, 3/4 hr, 1 hr.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Piano instruction includes all ages including adult study - beginning level through advanced in both Classical & Jazz with specialties in Jazz.
My Certifications and Awards
NC Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship recipient
2 Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Council Artist Grants
11 CD Recordings as a leader, including over 150 original works
Southern Arts Federation Artist
Professional member of Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum
Composer/Publisher with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), NYC
My Musical Influences
Mary Lou Williams
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