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Ruth Ayres Professional Musician - Flautist Flute Player Flutist and Pianist

Hello and Thanks for dropping by!

I am an experienced classically trained professional musician originally from Wales. I have worked with many top symphony orchestras and have worked at several top UK schools. I am also a psychologist and have worked for the NHS in England and Scotland as well as for several private organisations and individuals.

In childhood I studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Junior Conservatoire with members of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra from a very early age; regularly performing for BBC Cymru and BBC3 throughout my childhood.


At 17 I won a scholarship to train as a professional musician at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where I studied flute, violin, piano & singing with members of the LSO gaining a distinction in performance. Following graduation I  studied flute with Jean Pierre Rampal in Paris and piano with Peter Katin in London. I have taught music at Sherbourne School, Bedford, Harrow, Grammar and state schools in Kent and also at Perry Court Steiner School in Canterbury. 

I studied psychology at the University of London, University of Surrey & Sheffield University.  I was awarded British Psychological Society Membership, GM and GBR in 1996. I have worked for the University of London, Great Ormond St Hospital, NHS Grampian, for several English and Scottish councils, as a Guildhall Music Examiner & also as a SEN OfSTED Inspector.

I hold a Master Of Arts (distinction), AGSM (commendation), LRAM (performance), LTCL (teaching), Ad Dip Ed (distinction) & several other management, educational, counselling & psychological qualifications.  I am a member of several different professional organisations. 

If you are looking for a music teacher to take you to the next level, a studio musician to support your recording or live event, an orchestral stand in -or you would like to enquire about performance coaching, psychological work, please send me a message via my contacts page.


 BBC Cymru Soloist, Ruth Ayres Harris recently moved near Turrif in Aberdeenshire and is offering live studio and remote session work and performances on flute and piano for local castle weddings

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