Ruth Ann Godfrey

Violin, Viola Teacher

Ruth Ann Godfrey

SAA Member


Salt Lake City, UT

Ruth Ann Godfrey received her Bachelors of Music in violin performance from San Francisco State and her Masters 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 runs a full Suzuki studio, performs in the Ballet West Orchestra, and participates in the Suzuki Association of Utah. In the summer she teaches at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Draper, Utah. Her interests include skiing, hiking, golfing, and scuba diving as well as reading and family history. Ruth has five stepchildren with her husband Kevin, and five adorable grandchildren.