Ted Ganger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied piano and conducting at the Juilliard School in New York before going to Germany on a Fulbright Grant. He worked as a conductor and coach in the opera houses of Frankfurt, Mannheim and Darmstadt, among others, conducting over 40 operas, operettas, and musicals. As a piano soloist, chamber musician and Lied partner, he has performed in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Southeast Asia and East Africa.
From 1998 till 2017, Ted Ganger was a faculty vocal coach at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He is currently engaged at the theater of Augsburg, Germany, responsible for coaching the opera soloists. Since 1998 he has also played keyboard instruments with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ted Ganger wrote his first song in 2009; about a year later, he wrote a second one. In January 2011 he recorded his first twelve songs, which can be heard on the CD Late Early Songs. His second CD, Feeling My Way, was released in June 2012. It was followed by Notes From My Underground in 2013, Inside and Out in 2014, Complicated Heart in 2015 and Turning The Pages in 2017. His 7th CD, On the Edge, appeared in October 2019 on the ars vobiscum label.
All of his recordings, complete CDs as well as individual tracks, are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.