Ruth Nielsen

Ruth N.

Riverton, UT

About Ruth N.

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Ruth teaches: Females 5 and up
Males 5 to 14
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1980
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

Ruth Ann was born and raised in Utah and just returned to Utah after teaching piano, voice and violin at the Happy Valley Arts Academy in Oregon.
Ruth has trained approximately 2000 private piano, violin and voice students over the past 30 plus years. She loves teaching and takes pride in helping her students reach their goals, gain self confidence and become self disciplined.

Ruth has performed extensively in a variety of genres. She has played the leading lady in several plays, musicals, operettas and operas including, Etta Place in the musical "Butch & the Kid" at Robert Redford's Sundance Theatre.

In addition, Ruth has performed as Soprano Soloist with the Utah Symphony, Salt Lake Symphony, Utah Valley Symphony and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra. She played 2nd Violin with the Murray Symphony Orchestra in Utah.

Ruth has won several classical singing competitions. She was a finalist in the International Bach Vocal Competition, "Musica Sacra."

Ruth Ann is currently working as a private music teacher and music composer.

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Experience

Music Composer for the "Opera by Children" program
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
Utah Festival Opera

Taught children how to put lyrics to melody. Recorded the children's melodies and composed an opera for each class involved in the program. The classes then performed them for their student body.

Education

CAD CAM
Aug 1992 - May 1993
ITT Tech
Applied Music
Aug 1970 - May 1973
Brigham Young University

Certifications

Teacher of Violin, Piano and Voice
May 2016
The Happy Valley Arts Academy

Ruth recently taught all ages in piano, violin and voice. The academy is in Happy Valley, Oregon, which is a suburb of Portland.

Music Teacher for Bruin Point Elementary School
Aug 2007
Carbon County School District

I was certified to teach music in all the grades at Bruin Point Elementary School.

Awards

"Musica Sacre" International Bach Competition
Jun 1995
Musica Sacre Board NYC
Winner of "Joy of Music" National Singing Competition
Jun 1977
Joy of Singing Board

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