Ruth Fridman
Princeton, NJ
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Ruth Fridman

Ruth F.

Princeton, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I bring more than thirty years of experience in teaching piano to students of every age and level. My lessons are tailored to each student's level and comprehension. I use a comprehensive approach to teaching piano incorporating technique development, learning of theory, piano performance and sight reading. In my lessons, I select and combine music from different music periods and styles. I also help students who want to obtain certificates from Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) or Trinity College London (TCL) to excel in these examinations.

About Ruth F.

I have played piano since I was six years old, when my parents enrolled me in my first music classes. I continued my music education while going to elementary, middle, and high school. Ultimately, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Music from Butler University, located in Indianapolis, Indiana

Music has been one of my greatest passions since I was a little girl, and teaching it is my favorite way to share my love of music. I teach students of all ages and skill levels from early beginners to experienced piano players who want to bring their performance to a higher level.

I emphasize piano technique, musicianship, performance skills and music history. But I also use piano lessons to help my students develop life skills, such as concentration, focus, poise and discipline. I love to see my students to build confidence and self-esteem from playing beautiful music.

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Deeptha
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Ruth has been a wonderful teacher for my 12 year old son Vivek for the last 3 years in Princeton. She made learning piano a truly enjoyable experience for him and always teaches with patience and kindness. We are planning to move overseas and hope to switch to online lessons so he can continue to learn from Ms Ruth!

Posted May 28, 2020
Wallis
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I have been with Ruth for about 4 months but I am very happy to say that her dedication and attention to detail has given me the impetus to want to keep learning encouraged by her thorough experience. She is a great teacher.

Posted May 7, 2020
Igor
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Ruth is a fantastic piano teacher. She is very patient and tailors her instruction to the age and capabilities of each child. Our 6yo daughter has been taking lessons with Ruth for a year and loves it, and we've really been amazed at how quickly she has advanced. Ruth is a perfect blend of kindness, patience, and a rigorous and strong training program. We are always impressed with the quality of the performances of Ruth's students (whose ages range from about 5-16) at the annual concert that she organizes. Ruth also teaches adults! If you are in the Princeton/Plainsboro area and looking for piano lessons, we highly recommend Ruth!

Posted Mar 28, 2020
Hema
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Mrs. Ruth is one of the best teachers my kids have ever had. We are grateful to have a teacher who works per strength and skills of the child with calmness and patience . My kids consider Mrs. Ruth as a family member. We have been working with Ms. Ruth for last 4 years and it had been an absolute delight to have such a teacher. My older son will be graduating with Ms Ruth this year and will always retain the love for music that Ms. Ruth imparted...

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Deepak
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Excellent Teacher

Ms. Ruth is a great piano teacher and role model; she has been teaching my sons for last few years; I wished I'd found her earlier; she has shaped and molded the boys into a great piano players. Ruth is very kind, lovingly, with great energy and spirit with tons of patience. Ruth is amazing with children and she creates an environment that is friendly and inspiring. My kids looks forward to her visit each week.

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Klara
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When I began taking piano lessons with Ruth, I had some elementary experience playing instruments years ago. I am an older adult student and although I hesitated initially to start learning again, I am very happy that I did start taking piano with Ruth. She understands exactly my strong and weak points and suggests better ways for me to practice. She is patient, tactful and encouraging and helps me working on my technique. I've been enjoying my classes with Ruth immensely. And I've been enjoying listening to her playing as well. Any time, at the end of our class, I ask her to play a different piece for me, she does it beautifully. I can highly recommend Ruth for children and adults alike.

Posted Jul 19, 2019
Amanda E.
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Ruth quickly tailored the lesson based on my experience level, and helped me so much in just 30 minutes! I look forward to our subsequent lessons.

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Jacinta S.
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I took 5 lessons with Ruth for 5 weeks., and it has been a great experience! Ruth is an engaging, encouraging, and friendly teacher. My goal was to learn the basics to play piano and she was really helpful for me to teach effectively in 5 classes.

Thanks you very much Ruth.All the best.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Jasper Y.
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Ruth was conscientious about starting my son at his proper age and learning ability.

Posted Apr 29, 2016
Wynne N.
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Ms. Ruth is a great teacher. She has been teaching my son for about a year and he thinks she is a very good teacher. She is easy going and nice.

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Priyanka S.
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My 4 year old loved Ms. Ruth. She is so patient with her and always tries to work according to her pace..

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Tejal T.
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Ms. Ruth is fantastic teacher. My 7 year old daughter is learning Piano from her since last one year and we are so happy to see her progressing constantly well. She makes sure that my daughter understands her music (notes) well and she is clear on her concepts.

Posted Aug 13, 2014
Tamara B.
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My 8 year old son has been taking piano lessons from Ruth for about 6 month now. She is wonderful with him. They do as much giggling as they do playing the piano but he is learning so much! My son will likely never be a spectacular pianist but he will learn to love music and playing for his own enjoyment from Ruth. She is giving him a tremendous gift that could last the rest of his life.

Posted Aug 1, 2014
S P.

Excellant kid friendly instructor

My five year old son has been taking piano lessons with Ruth for the past few months. She makes the lessons fun and is very patient. He enjoys his lessons and is very excited about his piano classes. I highly recommend her.

Posted Aug 10, 2013
Manjusha R.

Excellent Piano Teacher

Ms.Ruth has been excellent teacher to my six year old son. She is very patient and dedicated to teaching piano.
She has been very supportive and listens/answers to all the little questions asked. This helps and motivates my son to learn and play piano better. Thank you for all the hard work!!

Posted Aug 7, 2013
sonia S.

great teacher

Ruth is a great teacher. She is very patient , understanding and accomodating teacher. We are very happy to have her as a piano teacher for my 8 yr old.

Posted Jun 7, 2013
Priya Y.

Ruth is a good teacher for young kids.

Ruth has been very patient and kind with my five year old son. She is understanding and child friendly. My son warmed up to her after his first class and is now very comfortable with her. He enjoys going to piano lessons and is excited to play more complicated pieces.

Posted May 4, 2013
k B.

Excellent Teacher

Ruth is a great teacher. She taught me how to read music and made learning piano fun. And she is patient and encouraging. Her love of music is contagious and her high expectations make you want to do your best.

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Education

Master's Degree in Music and Piano Performance
Sep 1980 - Jun 1983

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1976 - May 1979

Music Conservatory of Belarus

Diploma of Complete Music Education
Sep 1964 - Jun 1976

School of Performing Arts for gifted children

Languages

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Comprehensive Musicianship Certificate (Levels 1-3)
Dec 1982

International Piano Teaching Foundation

Completed a courses in piano pedagogy on teaching the elements of comprehensive musicianship, including harmony, ear training, improvisation, sightreading, transposition, repertoire and keyboard technique.
Member of Pi Kappa Lambda
Jun 1982

Pi Kappa Lambda

National Honor Society

Awards

Winner of Butler University Concerto Competition .
Jun 1981

Butler University

Winner of Evelyn Pedlow Memorial Scholarship
Jun 1980

Butler University

Affiliations

Pi Kappa Lambda
Jun 1982
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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