Ruth Regan

Ruth R.

Arvada, CO
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About

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Ruth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2007

I have been teaching private piano lessons for 10 years, beginning in 2006. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from Millikin University where I studied vocal performance, piano, and music education. I am also a professional vocalist and perform at local churches. I look forward to working with you and sharing the joys of music!

Experience

Holistic Health Coach
Mar 2011 - Present
Integrative Nutrition | True Health Coaching

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:

- Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
- David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight - Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
- Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
- Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
- Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
- Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
- Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
- Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
- David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
- Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
- Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author


My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

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Piano Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present
The Ancona School | Offbeat Music Studio | Piano Trends

I am a driven, professional music teacher with experience in piano instruction across versatile student groups and classroom settings. In addition, my qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and Music Performance from Millikin University.

In addition to takelessons.com, my most recent and current positions are in piano and vocal instruction at The Ancona School, Offbeat Music, Piano Trends and Avanti Music Academy. During the course of my teaching experience, I have always strived to help my students achieve their highest potential. There is nothing more fulfilling for the student and the teacher alike than seeing improvement and elevating the level of skill in music performance. In the different types of classroom settings, I maintain a productive environment, while remaining approachable to my students for discussions about their music advancement. My communication skills enable me to easily connect with students, parents and colleagues.

Thanks to my educational training at Millikin, I am comfortable with teaching not only musical concepts but also performance, reading and aural skills. My educational background has given me a solid understanding of teaching music and my on-the-job training has provided the experience of working with students of all ages and abilities. Working one-on-one with students or in groups, I utilize various methods or styles and prepare students for performance by organizing and facilitating recitals or performance opportunities.

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Education

Board Certified Holistic Health Coach
May 2011 - Jan 2013
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Music
Aug 2002 - May 2007
Millikin University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
Jun 2012

The non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) believes appropriate, purposeful music and movement experiences enhance early childhood development and seeks to support early childhood music and movement practitioners by providing resources, advocacy, professional development, and collaboration opportunities.

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Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2011

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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National Education Association
Jun 2007

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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My student working hard on technique exercises!

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17 Reviews

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Jesse May 6, 2017
Piano · Online

Shortly after my 37th birthday, I decided I wanted to learn to play piano. Although I hadn't touched a musical instrument in over 20 years and forgotten a vast majority of what I had learned as a child, Ruth was there to coach me through the process. She's incredibly knowledgeable about music, shown flexibility when I've had scheduling conflicts, and genuinely cares about my progress. She's been instrumental (pun intended!) in my musical journey and I can't say enough great things about her. Thank you, Ruth!

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Nathan H. Apr 23, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ruth is an amazing teacher. She is patient and has an excellent grasp on music theory, something that was lacking when I took lessons as a child and even when I was in band through high school. She goes at your pace and caters lessons to your needs. I've learned so much from her, thank you Ruth!

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Bodhi K. Apr 5, 2017
Piano · In home

Ruth was so wonderful with the kids! We are so excited for our next lesson and lessons to come!

Luke V. Jun 23, 2016
Piano · In studio

Great first lesson, thanks!

Amelia R. Jun 8, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

Ruth and my daughter are a perfect fit. She is very excited to continue taking lesson with Ruth.

Sheryl G. May 18, 2016
Health Coaching · Online

I started taking online piano lessons with Ruth and learned that she is also a health coach. As a 43 year old mother, I was told by my doctor that I needed to get my weight down. Since I was so impressed with how patient and knowledgeable Ruth was about music and health, I decided to book health coaching sessions with her. Her program is very informative and educational. She understands that everyone's life is different and that not one diet or plan works for all. She tailored the program to accommodate my busy lifestyle and I am happy to report that I have lost 20lbs since we started earlier this year! Now, thanks to Ruth, I am skinnier and can play a musical instrument!

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Veronica B. May 18, 2016
Piano · Online

My daughter has been taking lessons with Ruth for over 2 years and she loves it! Ruth is very open to working on songs she likes. Not only does she learn to read the music, but really seems to understand the theory behind the music. I highly recommend Ruth. She is an exceptional teacher!

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Bill Mar 16, 2016
Piano · In studio

I am a piano student in my late 50's and have been taking lessons for 2 1/2 years now. I begin taking lessons with Ruth a little over a year ago and not only has my playing skilled increased significantly, but also my understanding of music in general. Ruth is very knowledgeable and an extremely patient person when it comes to teaching. I highly recommend her to anyone of any age or skill level.

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Brian G. Feb 24, 2016
Piano · In home

Ruth is great with our 5 year old twins. The are excited for the lessons.

Cole H. Feb 3, 2016
Piano · In home

First lesson with Ruth was great! 10 year old enjoyed his lesson

Jumana M. Dec 22, 2015
Piano · In home

Great first lesson my daughter is very excited!

Tia Nov 13, 2015
Piano · In studio

I have been with Ruth for about 14 months. As a beginner, and an adult, I came into our lessons with a few concerns: Can I actually learn to play an instrument in my late 20s? Will I be able to keep up? Will I be stuck playing childish songs for the first few years? Fortunately Ruth was able to put these worries to rest. Not only is she patient and comforting, working with me at my own pace, she is great at breaking down theory and technique in a way that is easy for anyone at any age to understand. And the book that she has me using is filled with a large collection of songs specifically chosen for adult students; it's great!
Ruth has been nothing but a blessing; I enjoy our lessons thoroughly and I look forward to them every week.

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Mr. B. Nov 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

Ruth is a very good Piano Teacher. I've worked with her for years and notice how she motivates her student to do there best.

KMc Nov 11, 2015
Classical Piano ·

Ruth is a phenomenal instructor! She's been teaching my son piano since he was four years old and it has been a wonderful experience!

Maria Nov 10, 2015
Piano · In studio

Great teacher, very knowledgeable, my daughter loves her piano lessons and is improving greatly! I certainly recommend her!

George K. Sep 24, 2015
Piano · In home

I've been taking lessons from Ruth for almost a year. I have improved more with her than other instructors. She has been good at teaching me how to practice better and consequently enjoying playing more. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Ruth.

George

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Billy E. Jun 14, 2014
Classical Piano · In home

Ruth is one of the most talented instructors I have ever had the privilege to learn under. As a young adult, I have been through a handful of classical piano teachers, and it's easy to say that Ruth is the best. If your want a musical instructor who is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also patient and kind, then Ruth is your person!

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