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Miss Ruth Smit

Bachelor of Music, Royal Holloway University of London
PGCE Primary with music specialism, Exeter University
A-Level Music
Piano grade 8 (ABRSM)
Clarinet grade 8 (ABRSM)
Music theory grade 7(ABRSM)
Instruments: Piano (beginner to advanced)
Clarinet (beginner to advanced)
Music Theory (All grades and levels)
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Beginner jazz/ improvisation styles
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hi my name is Ruth!

I am simply passionate about music. I play the clarinet and the piano at a professional standard, and have trained classically as well as playing by ear. In 2012 I gained a degree in music from Royal Holloway University in Surrey. During my time there and since I have been playing in various orchestras and music groups including the Royal Holloway Symphony/ Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Holloway Balkan Ensemble, and recently joined the Exmouth Light Orchestra. I have also in the past been involved in various chamber ensembles including a trio for clarinet, piano and cello which performed in a series of lunchtime recitals around Surrey.

I recently obtained a PGCE with music specialism from Exeter University, and I have experience teaching a whole class of children.

I have over three year's teaching experience in music, and have taught a range of ages and abilities, from very young children to retired adults, and from beginner to intermediate level.

I taught piano, clarinet and keyboards for a year and a half at All Talents Music School in North London. These were a mixture of individual and group lessons. I developed a good working relationship with all of my pupils, and was happy to see them grow in confidence during the time I was there.

I also taught piano and music theory privately from my family home in Surrey for about two years, during which time my clientele grew to a dozen dedicated pupils. I developed a good working relationship with my pupils and their families, and built up a good reputation in the community. I organised small concerts which the students and myself performed in, and these were always great fun.

I can teach by musical notation as well as by ear, depending on what your interest is and where you want to go with your music. I believe in making the learning process rewarding and enjoyable, and not stressful! I can work towards grades with you or just teach you to play for fun.

Contact Ruth

Address: Exmouth
Phone: 07933 210 667
Mobile: 07933 210 667
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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