Ruth Godfrey

Active Teacher

  • Region: VIOLIN SALT LAKE
  • Accepting New Students: yes
  • Instruments Taught: Violin

Online Presence

About Teacher

Ruth Ann Godfrey received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from San Francisco State and her Master of Music from the University of Arizona. Her career has taken her from California where she was a member of the Santa Rosa and Sacramento Symphony orchestras to the Tucson Symphony and then Rome, Italy where she played for the Teatro dell’Opera for nine years. In Michigan in the early 90’s she did extensive orchestral work, performing in the Ann Arbor, Flint, Saginaw, Lansing, and Toledo symphony orchestras and the Michigan Opera Theatre. She began her Suzuki training at Stevens Point, Wisconsin the summer of 1995, followed by continued training in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ithaca, New York, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Since 1996 Ruth has made her home in Salt Lake City where she played in the Ballet West Orchestra for 22 seasons, maintains a full Suzuki studio, and participates in the Suzuki Association of Utah. In the summer she teaches at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Draper, Utah. She is co-director of the advanced violin performing group, Rocky Mountain Strings. Recently she completed a successful three year term as president of the Suzuki Association of Utah, a strong chapter affiliate of the SAA. Her other interests include skiing, hiking, and scuba diving as well as reading and family history. Ruth has five stepchildren with her husband Kevin, and seven adorable grandchildren.

You can watch some of the violin students perform from the Godfrey Studio here:

Rocky Mountain Strings You Tube

Experience

  • Santa Rosa Symphony
  • Sacramento Symphony
  • Tucson Symphony
  • Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma
  • Michigan Opera Theater
  • Flint Symphony
  • Saginaw Symphonny
  • Ann Arbor Symphony
  • Trio Tantanella
  • Ballet West Orchestra

  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, San Francisco State University
  • Master of Music, Violin Performance, University of Arizona

SAA Registered Training 

  • Suzuki Principles in Action
  • Violin Foundation 1A
  • Violin Foundation 1B
  • Violin Unit 2
  • Violin Unit 3
  • Violin Unit 4
  • Violin Unit 5
  • Violin Unit 6
  • Violin Unit 7
  • Violin Unit 8
  • Violin Practicum
  • Violin Teaching Strategies

In addition I have taken many supplementary courses from well known trainers including Linda Fiore, Dee Martz, Barbara Barber and John Kendall.