Clinton Pratt studied with Dr. Lian Tan at Miami University, where he also enjoyed teaching and accompanying as a graduate assistant. He was a finalist in Miami U's Concerto Competition, and, upon graduating with a Master’s in Piano Performance in 2004, he was a recipient of the MTNA Student Achievement Recognition Award.
Pratt teaches piano in the Greater Cincinnati area, where he also likes performing collaboratively with vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. He is not only an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Ohio Music Teachers Association, but has also held positions at both the local and state levels.
In 2009, Pratt became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in piano through MTNA, and received a grant to study Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He spent the summer of 2010 on staff at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in northern Michigan as a collaborative pianist. Besides teaching and performing, he has judged several local competitions and festivals, and has written articles and reviews for American Music Teacher. Pratt's comprehensive approach to teaching expands on the traditional music learning process by including things like ear training, composition, playing by chords, rhythm games, eurhythmics, and improvisation.