Originally from Iowa, Ruth Kiang received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Music in Performance from Temple University in Philadelphia. Recent performances include concerts with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Contemplum Contemporary Composers Ensemble, Temple University Symphony and Opera Orchestras, Temple University Student Chamber Ensembles, the Temple University Singers' Gjeilo Project, and as a violinist for the American premiere of Love Story, The Musical at The Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia.
Having over twenty years of experience, Bonnie began her career in violin at the New Jersey School of music. She was later accepted into Juilliard Pre-college, and received tutelage from legendary violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, Sally Thomas, Dorothy Delay, and Stephen Clapp, the late dean of the Juilliard School.
After graduating with honors from Juilliard Pre-college, in which time she had solo performances in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall (The Lincoln Center), Peter Jay Sharpe Theater, and Madison Square Garden, Bonnie went on to earn degrees from Johns Hopkins University in violin performance, music education and economics.
Besides her far-reaching performance career, Bonnie also has extensive experience with teaching. Other than her personal studio and studio at the NJ School of Music, she also co-directs the Gloria Youth Orchestra for the Korean United Methodist Church of Cherry Hill. During her years at Johns Hopkins, Bonnie was site coordinator for the Baltimore OrchKids Program and worked closely with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Bonnie stresses the importance of having a working knowledge of music theory, rhythm, scales and right-hand bow technique in all her students, regardless of overall skill. She also believes in teaching her students the most effective ways to practice so lessons are spent perfecting performance resulted in quality practice and not quantity. Bonnie alters her lessons to all types of learning styles and trusts in the efficacy of regulated practice, and knowledge of the basics to create a beautiful sound.
Bonnie teaches: Violin Lessons
Lessons with Bonnie are available Tuesday and Thursdayat the NJ School of Music in Medford.