Ruth Fridman

Ruth F.

Princeton, NJ
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I bring more than thirty years of experience in teaching piano to students of every age and level. All 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 classical music from different music periods. 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.
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Ruth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
December 1982

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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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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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


Winner of Butler University Concerto Competition .
Jun 1981
Butler University
Winner of Evelyn Pedlow Memorial Scholarship
Jun 1980
Butler University


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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Amanda E. Sep 7, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

Jacinta S. Jul 1, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

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Jasper Y. Apr 29, 2016
Piano · In home

Ruth was conscientious about starting my son at his proper age and learning ability.

Wynne N. Jun 14, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

Priyanka S. Dec 15, 2014
Piano · In home

My 4 year old loved Ms. Ruth. She is so patient with her and always tries to work according to her pace..

Tejal T. Aug 13, 2014
Piano · In home

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.

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Tamara B. Aug 1, 2014
Piano · In home

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.

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S P. Aug 10, 2013
Piano ·

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.

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Manjusha R. Aug 7, 2013
Piano ·

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!!

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sonia S. Jun 7, 2013
Piano ·

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.

Priya Y. May 4, 2013
Piano ·

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.

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k B. Feb 10, 2013
Piano ·

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.

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