Ruth studied piano and flute at the Royal Academy of music and, after several years teaching, spent a year at Trinity College of Music studying piano, flute, recorder and harpsichord.
During her year at Trinity she won the prestigious Raymond Russell Prize for harpsichord and was very involved in the emerging early music scene playing recorder and harpsichord.
She has performed many times as a soloist and accompanist, on recorder and harpsichord. Well known for her accompanying and tutoring skills, she is invited to conduct groups throughout the UK and goes to the USA each year to join the faculty on a workshop in Connecticut.
She is the director of the chamber recorder orchestra “The Eleven”. Her business Peacock Press publishes many titles of recorder music and as Recorder Music Mail sells recorder music all over the world.