Matthew Kiple

Matthew Kiple earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano at Westminster Choir College, and his Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. He studied with Dr. James Goldsworthy and Dr. Charles Abramovic. As a graduate student, Matt served as a teaching assistant in the keyboard department and provided instruction to undergraduate music students. He was also listed in the 2014 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. 


Some of Matt’s performance highlights include solo and ensemble recitals at the Burlington County Community Art’s Foundation, and a solo recital at the 3rd World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia. He has given solo performances to benefit the Princeton Arts Council, and he was a finalist in the first Princeton Festival Piano Competition. He also performed in master classes at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.


Matt is currently a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Music Theory at Temple University, where he is also an adjunct instructor in the keyboard department. Matt has been proudly serving the Lumberton School of Music community since 2011.

Ruth Kiple

Ruth Kiple has been studying piano since she was three years old. At the ages 7, 11, and 12, she played in Carnegie Hall as a finalist in the Young Pianist Competition. From the years 1999-2003 she performed in various Winner's Recitals in Steinway Hall, New York, New York. She also performed one movement of a Mozart Concerto when she was 11, and one movement of a Haydn Concerto when she was 13 years old in Chioggia, Italy with the Sinfonica del Chioggia.


Throughout middle school and highschool she learned to play the drums, bass, and guitar, and became involved in her church's praise and worship team each sunday. 


Ruth attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ for two and a half years as a Piano Performance Major upon graduating high school in 2008. She competed in the Westminster Choir College of Rider University Piano Awards Competition in 2009 placing 2nd,

and then in 2010 winning 1st prize. 


In 2012, Ruth attended Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA as a Music Pedagogy major. There she accompanied many vocalists and collaborated with numerous praise bands. In 2014 Ruth entered the national Hal Leonard/Carol Klose Composition Competition and received Honorable Mention for her piano piece titled, “Ballade”. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Pedagogy and Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in the fall of 2014. 


Ruth has taught piano at Lumberton School of Music since 2011. She enjoys teaching classical repertoire, music theory and composition, as well as pop/contemporary music. 

Hanna Salmon

Hanna Salmon is a Philadelphia-based pianist born in Pittsburgh, and is currently a student at the Boyer College for Music and Dance in Temple University. Besides focusing on a wide range of solo repertoire, she has been actively involved in vocal accompaniment and a variety of chamber ensembles. In 2012-13, she attended the International Institute for Young Musicians Summer Academy at the University of Kansas. Later in 2015, she took part in the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Tuscany. During these festivals, she studied with Dr. Leonard Richter and Mrs. Tatjana Rankovich.


As an avid supporter of new music and arts, Ms. Salmon has premiered numerous new works and organized performances. In 2013, she collaborated in performance with OvreArts, a coalition of composers in Pittsburgh that premieres new works every quarter of a year.  

In 2015, she organized and presented one of her projects “Six” in the form of performances and arts displays, which highlighted original works presented by a group of artists, composers and piano performers. 


Ms. Salmon will be completing her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Abramovic in 2017. Alongside her study, she teaches piano lessons at Lumberton School of Music in New Jersey.  In addition, she enjoys playing guitar, singing, and writing songs. She has recorded several songs and performed her works for community events.

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