Ruth Ann R. Robinson
Ruth Ann Robinson
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello instructor,
Certified Yamaha Keyboard Encounters
At a very young age I was completely mesmerized by our church pianist and violinist. As I watched their fingers fly over their instruments, I knew I wanted to do just that someday! I began classical music piano training at age 4, and a year later started Suzuki violin lessons. Looking back, the Lord has given me several opportunities to travelling 40 plus states accompanying college tour groups, studying under several professional musicians, and graduating college in May 2005 with degrees in both Elementary Education and Music.
I currently teach music full time at Bridgeport Baptist Academy. Our school’s motto is to Train Servants of Jesus Christ…. Music plays a huge part in our student’s education. Through this I have had the opportunity to teach at several different Elementary and High School levels. I direct our schools annual Elementary Fine Arts Festival which our school hosts every spring for Christian Schools in the area. I also keep very busy with Band, Choir, Handbells, Orchestra, and teaching Private music lessons (50+ every week).
I have been with the Saginaw Symphony Association’s Beginning Strings Program since day one in 2006. It is wonderful to see how many children have had the opportunity to try a string instrument in these past years. 70+ students come to us every Saturday at different times and we are able to teach them something new. The Suzuki based program also branches throughout the week into various 4-8 week elementary After-School programs. I have had the opportunity to teach in these programs as well.
On Sunday afternoons, a highlight in the week is to work as String Specialist for the Saginaw Bay Youth Orchestra. Its fun watching these extremely talented musicians from the Great Lakes Bay Region be pushed to the next level. Students are given very difficult music and by the end of the 8-week term they succeed in performing these pieces at concerts.
In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano and violin at fine dining establishments. I am also extremely active in the music program at First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
I feel very blessed in my life. To God be all the Glory.