My son came to Miss Aida’s studio after having taken lessons from someone for many years and feeling very close to that teacher. We didn’t know how the transition would be, but Miss Aida’s kindness, encouragement and incredible instruction not only kept my son engaged, but it only helped to deepen his interest in piano and music. As a brilliant musician herself, his growth as a pianist was exponential. Aida strikes the perfect balance between honest feedback and positive spin so that her students know what they need to learn and where their shortcomings are while feeling proud of their progress and their individual gifts. Because of the passion for music that Aida shares with her students, my son continued his piano throughout high school, completed his music supplement for colleges and held a senior recital. We never forced him to continue lessons or to take part in any of these things, but under Aida’s guidance, his love of piano flourished. Thank you for everything, Miss Aida!
“A musically intelligent and technically impeccable pianist” are words used to describe Aida Ribeiro’ performances.
A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aida Ribeiro is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where she studied with Jacob Lateiner. With a grant from the Organization of American States, she earned her Master’s Degree at Catholic University in Washington D.C. In Brazil, she graduated at the MagdalenaTagliaferro Conservatory and later, in Paris, she studied with the legendary Tagliaferro herself at the International Academy of Piano.
Ms. Ribeiro has received outstanding reviews from critics and audiences for her concerts and recitals in the United States and Brazil. Her lecture-recitals on Brazilian music have established her as an avid proponent of Latin-American music. She has been recognized with many awards including the Tiffany award, First Prize at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, the Heitor Villa Lobos Award.
Ms. Ribeiro’s orchestral appearances include the Jacksonville Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, São Paulo Symphony, Spokane Symphony, North Idaho Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra.
A versatile musician, Ms.Ribeiro appears frequently in recitals, chamber music concerts and master classes. She was also a member and founder of the AVA Ensemble.
Her passion for chamber music and teaching led her to create several music programs in USA. For over 15 years she directed programs in Syracuse and Spokane devoted to young musicians to further develop their abilities and understanding of music through chamber music playing. Now in Jacksonville, she directs the Chamber Music Artist program involving high-level young musicians throughout the area.
In 2000 she became an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida as a piano instructor where she also started the chamber music course in 2001.
In 2005 she founded the Jacksonville Music Conservatory sponsored by the Steinway Society providing a comprehensive musical education in the European Conservatory tradition.
Ms. Ribeiro had been a member of First Coast Community Music School of the Florida State College where she was the Chair of the Piano Department and Program director.
Presently she teaches at her studio at her home.