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Claire Ritter Studio - Piano and Composition Claire Ritter Studio - Piano and Composition
Claire Ritter Studio - Piano and Composition



Private Instruction

Claire Ritter Pianist Composer Educator


Claire Ritter Studio - Piano and Composition



Instruction is offered on all skill levels from beginner to advanced in all musical idioms. Various styles of teaching include classical, jazz, improvisation, and songwriting, with specialization in new music performance. Studio location convenient to south Charlotte, Matthews and Weddington areas.

Please Call for Special Studio Rate (grades 1-12):
704-321-0708 - primary

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Additional information on private instruction can be obtained by contacting Claire Ritter Studio.

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Payment is due for the number of lessons each month, no later than the first of the month. Checks are made to Claire Ritter. Makeups are only for emergency or sickness- maximum, 2 per student each year. There is no credit for missed lessons.



Masterclasses / Workshops/Collaborations

Claire Ritter Queens University Masterclass
photo by JoAnn Sieburg-Baker

Performance/Master classes for small chamber ensemble groups and classes: Fee- Varies

Selected previous compositional masterclasses include the following:

  • Queens University/Dana Auditorium, Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Concert
  • 2014 Charlotte New Music Festival, guest composer.
  • 2014 Central Piedmont Community College Tate Hall Music Series, guest
  • composer - collaboration with photographer JoAnn Sieburg-Baker
  • New England Conservatory, faculty, ‘Contemporary Songwriting'
  • Berklee School of Music, Women Composer’s Workshop;
  • Queens University, 'Composers Charlotte,' Artistic Director, ‘Collaboration and Finding the Musical Voice’ with Takaaki Masuko
  • Queens University, “Artsong and Innovative Portraits” with Stan Strickland
  • Central Piedmont Community College New Music Series, guest composer
  • Jazz Composers Carolina at Queens University, with Frank Kimbrough and
    Ron Brendle, and Jon Metzger
  • 2007: 21st Century Chamber Music Concert, guest composer

Performance Fees: $1,000 solo, $1,400 duo, $2,000 trio

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