Musipire Professional Music Education






Ben Ringer

Education: Bachelor Degree of Music from Mannes College of Music

Teaching Course: Piano, Clarinet, and Guitar

Mr. Ben Ringer is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music with Bachelor Degree in Music Performance, where he was a student of David Krakauer.  A native of Portsmouth, VA, he is also a graduate of Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts (VSA) in Norfolk.  Since arriving in New York, Mr. Ben has performed with ensembles including The Mannes Orchestra, The Mannes Opera Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, The New York Youth Symphony, Ensemble 212, and Alaria at venues including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall.

Mr. Ben started playing piano and guitar when he was very young, followed by clarinet at age 11.  He was a student of the Air Force Band’s principal solo clarinetist, Patricia Fritz, during his time at GSA.  He was a winner of the 2002 GSA Concerto Competition, and recipient of the 2004 John Philip Sousa Band Award, awarded annually to an outstanding wind, brass, or percussion student.  He attended the Brevard Summer Music Festival in 2002, where he studied with Eric Ginsberg and Steve Cohen.  As a guitarist, Mr. Ben was an active performer.  He regularly performed with the Church Land High School Jazz Band and the country band, Bridges.  In addition to his profession on clarinet and guitar, Mr. Ben also studied piano at Mannes College with Miriam Kartch-Hughes.

Besides being a performer, Mr. Ben also devotes his career in education.  He is currently the clarinet and piano teacher at P.S. 166 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and was a former clarinet and guitar teacher at C.C.B. School at Douglaston, NY.  To Mr. Ben, the meaning of teaching is to bring wonderful music to students’ lives.  He believes that music is a bridge that connects different parts of the world and souls.  Mr. Ben strongly emphasizes on building a solid musical foundation.  It is the only way to the professional path.

Ben Ringer老師畢業于Mannes College of Music,跟從名師David Krakauer。Ben老師自幼學習鋼琴、吉他,11嵗時開始學習黑管。卓越的技巧使他被名校Mannes錄取,他曾參與過的樂團有Mannes Orchestra, The Mannes Opera Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, The New York Youth Symphony, Ensemble 212, 并多次於林肯中心和卡内基音樂厛登臺演出。他的演奏受到社區的肯定和專業人士的欣賞。Ben老師在多次比賽中脫潁而出并獲得冠軍。獎項包括:2002年Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts 優勝者,2004年John Philip Sousa Band 獲獎者等。Ben老師也經常參加各地音樂節,通過音樂節与多位名師交流學習。

作爲一位成功的表演家,Ben 老師也熱衷于音樂教育。他是位于曼哈頓P.S.166小學的現任黑管和鋼琴老師。還曾擔任C.C.B. Douglaston 學校的黑管和吉他老師。對於Ben 老師來説,教學主要是与學生們分享那美好的音樂,他相信音樂可以成爲人与人之間的橋梁。 扎實的基礎是首要,因爲只有扎實的功底才能走上專業的路綫。 

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