Ruth Thomas MMTA

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Accredited Teaching Member
South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
Online or Mobile lessons
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Ruth Thomas is a qualified and experienced flute and music theory teacher, offering lessons from her studio in South Perth and on a mobile basis to South Perth and Kardinya. She is an Accredited Teaching member of the West Australian Music Teachers’ Association.

Since 2009 Ruth has worked as an educator to develop the skills and artistry of young musicians. Based in the Western Classical Music tradition, her teaching philosophy is centred on fostering a love and appreciation of music, and using strengths-based pedagogy to develop the technical and artistic skills of young musicians.

Ruth’s students have successfully auditioned for music scholarships at Perth Modern SHS, John Curtin College, and Rossmoyne SHS, as well as places in the government SIMS Gifted and Talented programs. Ruth supports students through AMEB exams, and encourages performances in local eisteddfods and competitions. In 2023 her students placed first in the 8th grade and 3rd grade woodwind sections of the Fremantle Eisteddfod.

Ruth Thomas studied under Michael Howell and Neil Fissenden whilst completing a Bachelor of Music (performance) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia. Specialising in the performance of contemporary classical music for flute, Ruth performs both as a solo artist and as part of the ensembles in Perth (Boorloo), Western Australia.  Dedicated to the creation of new music, Ruth commissions music from Australian composers and premieres new repertoire for solo flute and flute ensemble.


  • Bachelor of Music (Performance)