Ruth holds three ARCT diplomas (Associate, Royal Conservatory of Toronto) in each of piano, singing and organ, as well as the FTCL diploma (Trinity College of Music, London, UK) in piano.

Her teachers have included Gordon Hallett, John Coveart, Boris Roubakine (piano); William G. Andrews, Molly Sclater, Kathryn Sinclair (theory); Bernard Diamant, Henriette Platford Asch, Paul Massel (singing); Dagmar Kopecky, Jiri Reinberger and Werner Jacob (organ).

Ruth's postgraduate work includes study in Banff, Chicago,Toronto, Prague, Zurich, Haarlem and Vancouver. She has received several awards, including the the Leo Barnes Scholarship (Toronto) and the International Stichtung fur Musik (Zurich).

Ruth has adjudicated, examined, performed and conducted throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, and has been a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Piano Faculty and Board of Examiners for over 25 years.

Ruth is a member of the Registered Music Teachers' Association (National, provincial, and local), and the Fredericton Choral Society.

Since 1993, Ruth has been living, teaching and performing in Fredericton, N.B. In addition, her musical activities have included conducting the University of New Brunswick's Concert Singers and Music Camp choirs, the Saint Andrew's Choir and the Choeur de Soulanges.

Ruth's CD, entitled Cool Cat, is a collection of jazz standards released in 2010. You can listen to one of the tracks from Cool Cat using the player below. Her next CD, Cool Cat Goes Classical, is currently in post-production. She is also the author of several books, including Making Music: An Introduction to Keyboard Harmony (co-author Bill Andrews -- in post-production), Clementi Sonatinas: Analysis and Understanding (in progress), Keyboard Technique: Tips and Tricks (see sample below), and Bach: Analysis of the 48 Fugues (in progress).

As Time Goes By:

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