Ted Maters was a piano teacher and was involved in recording and creating and recording advertising jingles, at least into the 1970s. Denny Cuson recalls Ted being active with recording jingles at his studio, Cinema Sound, in the 1970s. Joe McCargar (Fredric) recalls working with Ted Maters as he recorded Cardinal Men Shop/Fredric jingles at Phil Robert’s studio on Leonard N.W.
Ted was one of the earliest (late 1950s) recorders of rock music in Grand Rapids, as he recorded Bob Reinhardt, Eschelons and Fred and the Chessmen at his studio at 45 Monroe, near Herpolsheimers. The Eschelons recorded Lonely Christmas and Broken Heart at Ted’s Studio on December 1, 1961.
His piano and recording studio was located on the sixth floor in suite 616 in the late 1950s. Ted was born on April 12, 1927 and died on March 6, 1996.