Chrissy Ricker is a pianist, teacher, and composer from North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), Chrissy is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, and Raleigh Piano Teachers Association. Chrissy maintains a private piano studio in the Raleigh area, where she focuses on sharing her love of all types of music with her students.
Chrissy enjoys composing music in a variety of styles, from classical to rock. To date, she has published thirteen collections of piano music for students, as well as works for piano solo, piano duet, and chamber music for a variety of instruments. Her piano music has been featured on the contest lists of many state and national organizations, including the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and the Iowa Music Teachers Association.
In addition to teaching and composing, Chrissy enjoys writing about topics related to piano pedagogy. Her articles on teaching have appeared in American Music Teacher magazine, and her blog can be found here.