Writer, Vocalist, Pianist, Guitarist, Co-Producer
Rose's passion for writing and playing music was evident at the age of 3, when she began to play piano by ear. After various refusals from piano teachers to take her on (due to her tiny hands at age 3), her father finally found a music teacher who took her in and began conservatory training.
As the years went by, Rose studied dance, theatre, piano, guitar, and she always enjoyed live performance. In her teens, she began to do studio work (vocals) for a variety of projects, and also performed in Spain, Japan, and Canada for international festivals.
She graduated from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver, BC, as Valedictorian of her class year.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (Germanic studies, Music, Theatre, history and english), she went on to start her 2 businesses: Lion Records, her indie label, and Direct Corporate Solutions, a software-solutions company, which also helped her promote her music to an international audience.
With the kind and generous help from friends and industry contacts, her first album, "What I don't Get" was released late 1999 and received acclaim on the West Coast, and now, around the world via the power of internet.
She continued to work towards developing a home studio, so that she could capture more of what she was writing - as her name suggests, "Reiter" (pronounced "writer" and short for her legal name Hastreiter), she writes dozens of songs every year and now has a pre-production home studio that she and her husband work in (he is also a professional musician and composer).
Rose's vocal range reaches almost 4-octaves and she sings a variety of styles, and still lends her voice to the studio.
She is currently working with several international contacts in developing pop material for European artists, and she has also been asked to participate in several projects such as doing her own version of the song "November Rain" (Guns & Roses) which will be internationally released and promoted Fall of 2006.
Her songwriting has won her several awards, most recently, the "Song of the Year" competition, her song "You Leave" placed 2nd in the December 05 round in the Adult Contemporary genre.
Since she writes for a variety of genres, her style of writing varies - but for her own brand, Rose Reiter, her style is deeply emotional, connected to soul and insightful.