Ruth is an Auckland based bassoonist and teacher. She has been a long-standing performer with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra until recently, playing Bassoon and Contrabassoon. Other orchestral experience includes performing with the NZSO as well as with local Auckland orchestras when required.
Ruth has been a specialist teacher of the bassoon since graduating from Auckland University with a Performance Degree, and she also holds a Diploma of Teaching. She currently teaches in an itinerant capacity in nine Auckland high schools, as well as maintaining a studio of private pupils