Ruth has experience teaching violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano. She has taught for over 35 years, which has included 18 years as orchestra director with the Janesville School District. She graduated with a Bachelors in Music from Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois.
Ruth is certified through Suzuki Book 6 and had her own private studio up to when she started in the Janesville School District. Ruth has experience teaching students ranging from 3 years of age to adults. She has performed many years in the Rockford Symphony, Rockford Symphony String Quartet and was the Rockford Symphony Librarian. Ruth has also performed with the Beloit Janesville Symphony and Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra.