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Mrs Ruth Ayres MA, AGSM, LRAM, LTCL, AdDipEd
Mrs Ruth Ayres MA, AGSM, LRAM, LTCL, AdDipEd

Master Of Arts (distinction), AGSM (commendation), LRAM (performance), LTCL (teaching), Piano, Violin & Flute - Grade 8 distinction, ABRSM Theory Grade 8 Distinction, A Level Music (A), Advanced Diploma in Education (distinction)
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Piano, Flute, Violin, Voice, Composition, Theory of Music, General Musicianship, Ensemble Coaching, Skype lessons, Performance Anxiety Interventions, Masterclasses, Workshops, Intensive Exam Courses. Piano Accompanist.
Genre/Style(s): All styles but mainly Classical, Folk, Modern Classics, Rock and Pop (including Electric Rock Violin techniques)
Ability Levels: Advanced only
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


‘Ruth teaches techniques and practice strategies that are directly based on the actual experience of a performing professional so she's teaching you methods that are tried and tested’.

A classically trained professional orchestral musician, soloist and accompanist, I have been playing and teaching for over 35 years. I have performed with top orchestras such as LSO, LPO, CBSO, BBC Welsh Symphony & Scottish Ballet.

I am a Guildhall School of Music & Drama Graduate and worked as a BBC Cymru soloist & studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff prior to leaving school. I am also a Performance Anxiety Specialist & was awarded Graduate Membership and basis of registration as a BPS psychologist in 1997.

In the past I have advised and managed music services in several public and state schools and local authorities/music hubs in Scotland and England.

I run a small select private teaching practice both at my home studio and on Skype. You can listen to recordings of my students & also some of my performances on my website

Current Fees:

I charge £40- £50 for an individual lesson. I teach most of my students once a fortnight / or every 4 weeks. There are regular Masterclasses, Recitals & Workshops & also students are encouraged to play together in small ensembles.

Please note that I only accept advanced students, music teachers, or talented pupils aspiring to become professional musicians.

Contact Ruth

Address: Ancaster
Phone: 07972 642134
Mobile: 07972 642134

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