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Hello and Thanks for dropping by!

I am an experienced classically trained professional musician originally from Wales and a former member of the BBC Radio Symphony Orchestra. I am also a qualified performance psychologist and have worked as a researcher for several companies as well as for individuals needing help with performance anxiety.

As a professional musician, I work as a session and studio musician for television, films and computer game companies. I also perform as a soloist for formal events, weddings, private and corporate events and I pride myself on providing a reliable, professional service.   

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 Perry Court Steiner School. 

I studied psychology at the University of London, University of Surrey & Sheffield University.  I was awarded British Psychological Society Membership, GM and GSMR in 1996. I have worked in research & performance psychology for the University of London, Great Ormond St Hospital, NHS Grampian & as a Strategic Change Manager for Aberdeen City Council, a consultant for several English 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 professional musician for your concert, event or wedding or you need a studio musician to support your recording or live event, or you would like to enquire about performance coaching or tuition, 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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