I'm specialize in young children. 18 years experience taught all ages from 5 1/2 year old to 86 year old. I tailor my teaching to individual.
I'm a church performer and that's how I train my students.
I see strength or needs in my students then help them in their needs .I enjoy see them growing in playing piano ,love and enjoying music and proud intheir performances.
Stand out Accomplishment:
I had a student went to study for music education for her minor and a boy grew up , now playing lead piano in a worship team of a church, in New Jersey.
With The royal Conservatory of Music. CAPTA workshops.
Past training: License KinderMusik teacher.
Past board of Durham Music Teacher Association and Cary-Apex Piano Teacher Association.
As an adult beginner piano student, I had no musical experience before I signed up for lessons with Ruth. I liked working with Ruth for many reasons, some of them being her patience and kindness, her thoroughness in making sure I played a song correctly before we moved on to the next one, including learning technique, and she always made sure we spent the full 45 minutes together if we had to start late. I moved out of state otherwise I would have continued lessons with Ruth; I will miss her very much!
My daughter is incredibly shy and finally got the confidence to take lessons with Ruth this past year. She had been teaching herself on a keyboard for about 2 years but was too nervous to take lessons and have the "pressure" of someone watching her play. We just completed 1 year of lessons with Ruth and I am amazed at the growth in my daughter's skills but also her confidence in herself. She played her first recital (via zoom because COVID-19) in December and the fact that she performed on screen for family and strangers was an accomplishment itself. But her piano skills blew me away. To see that Ruth could teach her SO much with just one lesson a week in 12 months is incredible. I'm incredibly proud of my daughter and very thankful we found Ruth. And to top it off, Ruth is very affordable :)
Ruth is a sweet and dedicated piano teacher. She really cares about her students and encourages them to enjoy music. My 7 year old son is learning a lot and really enjoys taking classes with Ruth.
It was very good experience to work a nice teacher! My 10 years old has been in Ruth's Happy Piano studio for more than 1 year, and he loves the lesson. He learned a lot, built the interest in learning piano. No pressure, no hussle, and as the parent, I felt that I always get what expected.
One free trial lesson -15 minutes to see if I am a good match for your child, or get to evaluate children who had previous experience.
18 years experience teaching private lesson. Previous Kindermusik certified teacher (this training is for very young children as 4 year old and below. ) Professional pianist and organist in churches in New Jersey.
The Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada. Elementary teaching training. 2020.
I carve lesson plan to individual personality (though different type of personalities) with love and care. 1/3 of students are the "Only child" because parents wants best for their one and only. Avergae,Smart, slow, whoever wants to learn piano!
A mother said, her 9 year old boy who were with me for 4 years ,were soooo excited to perform on ZOOM this year 2020, were get ready decorate the back ground of scenery behind his piano to be ready for his "SHOW " or RECITAL on ZOOM and practice real hard !
Looking for exprience teacher that your child are comfortable to talk or express her/himself with. If your child is very young 5 year old you need a specialize to start her/him. So, your child will have a good start.