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 followed this with three seasons at the State Theater of Augsburg, Germany, responsible for coaching the opera soloists and advising the management. From 1998 to 2008 he 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 2011, he recorded the first twelve songs on the CD Late Early Songs. It was followed by the albums Feeling My Way, Notes From My Underground, Inside and Out, Complicated Heart, Turning the Pages and On the Edge. All of his recordings, complete CDs as well as individual tracks, are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.