Ruth K Minton

Ruth is a pianist based in Liverpool. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire and Liverpool Hope University, where she is also working towards her PhD on Schubert. A committed and passionate musician, Ruth undertakes regular performance engagements alongside her lecturing and research roles.

Ruth K Minton

Ruth is a pianist based in Liverpool. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire and Liverpool Hope University, where she is also working towards her PhD on Schubert. A committed and passionate musician, Ruth undertakes regular performance engagements alongside her lecturing and research roles.

True Passion

The never ending learning possibilities and avenues of discovery are two aspects that spark Ruth’s continued dedication to music. Her tenacity and passion are present in all areas of her career, as a communicative and engaging pianist and lecturer.

Ruth Minton's Journey So Far

Ruth Minton - A Highly Qualified Music Professional
Who Is Ruth Minton?
Ruth is a pianist based in Liverpool. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire and Liverpool Hope University, where she is also working towards her PhD on Schubert. A committed and passionate musician, Ruth undertakes regular performance engagements alongside her lecturing and research roles.
2007-2010
In 2010 Ruth graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a BA Honours degree in music. Whilst at Oxford she held numerous piano recitals, including concerts at the Holywell Music Rooms. In addition, as a committed member of her College Ruth oversaw the organisation and running of concerts as President of Magdalen College Music Society and was a member of the Magdalen College Boat Club.
2011-2013
Between 2011 and 2013 Ruth attained a Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as well as an LRSM Diploma in Piano Performance. She was awarded the College’s Schubert Medal in 2012 for recognition of her expertise in Schubert performance as part of the Royal Welsh Chamber Weekend. Ruth also took advantage of the extensive performance opportunities available, including playing in master classes for Paul Lewis, Christian Blackshaw, Leslie Howard and Louis Lortie, continually developing her performance experience and building her repertoire library. Although the focus of her Masters was on performance, the two-year course incorporated modules in public presentations and lecturing, analysis, orchestration, arranging and instrumental teaching which furthered her experience and skills set.
2013-2015
Ruth is an experienced teacher and lecturer of music at all levels of education. As Course Co-ordinator of Music at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, she ran the Department and delivered all aspects of the A-level Syllabus, which included creating resources for teaching, assessing coursework and scheduling performance lessons and exams. At Denstone College in Staffordshire she was Assistant Head of Music, where she devised courses and produced resources for secondary school teaching, accompanied concerts and exams, taught advanced harmony and composition as well as helping run the extra-curricular choirs and orchestras of the school. Ruth was invited to be a guest tutor for the 2013 Cornish American Song Institute, where she taught piano, English diction and coached ensembles.

As an active performer, Ruth maintained a performance calendar alongside her academic teaching. She performed a solo and chamber programme for the Evesham Music Society Summer Programme in 2014 as well as numerous concerts across Cambridgeshire, the Midlands and the North West as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble pianist.

2016-
As a Visiting Lecturer at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire and Liverpool Hope University, Ruth is an academic and performance tutor across a range of levels and on a class and individual basis. At the Conservatoire she teaches advanced harmony and techniques of composition to class groups, music history and analysis in one-to-one tutorials; as a part of her role she devises the scheme of work, prepares resources and oversees student progress at all levels. At Hope University Ruth works with students from undergraduate to post-graduate level. Throughout the academic year she conducts advanced harmony classes and one-to-one twentieth-century music analysis tutorials, in addition to devising, delivering and assessing an undergraduate topics of music history module as part of the undergraduate course.

Ruth’s expertise as a performer are utilised at both the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire and Liverpool Hope University. At the Conservatoire she coaches young pianists in ensemble performance and accompaniment. At Hope University she works with the Masters students as a pianist, in both an accompanying and ensemble role.

Additionally Ruth continues to undertake regular performance engagements, most recently performing Piazzolla’s Four Seasons for Piano Trio at the Cornerstone Music Festival in Liverpool.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and holiday season. We had quite a mild Christmas this year, but it did result in some fantastic sunsets. This blog’s picture is the sunset across Staffordshire, my home county. I realise that I keep apologising...

Autumn Update

We’re at the end of October already, time has been making fools of us all once again. Apologies it’s been so long. The summer months were filled with research and writing, as well as moving house. My PhD is progressing and I’m busy writing my literature review and...

Summer update

I realise it's been a while, very remiss of me not posting in so long. It's been a busy few months. The academic year came to a close at Liverpool Hope University and the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire. It was a nostalgic day leaving the old Conservatoire building,...

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