Ruth is a freelance harpist (Scottish harp) and music educator. Ruth studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, first gaining a Diploma in Music Education then graduating with First Class Honours BA Scottish Music in 2016.

Ruth is an innovative composer and is experienced in arranging different styles of music for the clarsach. Ruth has performed at numerous gigs, music festivals, concerts, weddings and events across Scotland.

Ruth teaches one-to-one and group harp lessons for learners of all ages and abilities, both privately and in workshop settings. She is a regular adjudicator for Stirling Provincial Mod and has co-adjudicated at the Royal National Mod.

Ruth’s music education work includes designing and delivering a programme of weekly music workshops for pupils across 20 primary schools in Inverclyde, as well as working with schools across Ayrshire to explore the role of music in cross-curricular learning. She is a freelance practitioner with Hear My Music and recently delivered a project working with pupils in an ASN school to compose and create music.

Ruth also has a strong interest in the benefits of live music in healthcare and hospital settings. Her practical research in this field led to her appointment as Musician in Residence on a project at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. She is also looking forward to working with Music in Hospitals & Care on their upcoming Lullaby Hour project providing soothing live music in neo-natal intensive care units.