UK Music Teachers

Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris

Norham Gardens, Oxford, UK

Flute Lessons | Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons, Violin Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: 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). Memberships: ESTA, EPTA, ERTA, ISM.
  • Pricing: £40 per hour pro rata in 2023 for instrumental teaching ; £100 per hour pro rata psychological coaching; see website for video feedback service
  • Styles: Classical, Modern Classic, Rock and Pop, Contemporary, Folk, Jazz
  • Suitability: older children ; adults


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 Music Psychologist & was awarded Graduate Membership and basis of registration as a BPS psychologist in 1997. My specialist area is performance anxiety/ stage fright.

I have also taught music in several top public and state schools including Harrow, Sherborne School for Girls and Broomfield House School as well as Bedfordshire and Kent Music Services.

I mainly work as a session musician/studio musician for video, film and TV companies. I also perform live as an accompanist and freelance as an orchestral player and soloist.

I have over 30 years teaching experience & extended my practice to include online tuition 8 years ago so I am an experienced Skype teacher. I have students in the UK, Canada, USA, France, Germany & Switzerland.

You can listen to recordings of some of my talented students, watch videos of my performances and see examples of my teaching sessions via short clips from Masterclasses, workshops and concerts saved on my website.

I also offer psychological interventions for musicians with stage fright/performance anxiety but this is a separate service from the instrumental teaching. Apart from basic tips, I do not offer in depth interventions for my music students.


Teaching Info

Lessons are individually tailored to the student. Different teaching methods and materials are utilised and matched to the student (not the other way around!). I have a 100% pass rate and most students gain distinctions or high merits. There are a few student demos and short lesson clips saved on my website and also a few videos on vimeo demonstrating style/interaction.


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