Lumberton School of Music
Lumberton School of Music


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, and at ages 7, 11, and 12 she played in Carnegie Hall as a finalist in the Young Pianist Competition. As a result of other competitions, she has been able to play in a few Winner's Recitals in Steinway Hall, NY. She 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.


During middle school and high school she learned to play the drums, bass, and guitar. She also became involved in her church's praise and worship team, which she is currently involved in every sunday.


Ruth attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ for two and a half years as a Piano Performance Major. She competed in the Westminster Choir College of Rider University Piano Awards Competition twice. In 2009 she won 2nd prize, and then in 2010 she won 1st prize. Shortly afterwards, she took a break from school and became a local piano teacher.


Ruth attended Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2012. She was immersed in accompanying vocalists and also played the piano/keyboard for numerous praise bands throughout her years there. She was able to take music composition lessons at LBC, and in 2014 she entered the national Hal Leonard/Carol Klose Composition Competition and received Honorable Mention for her piano piece titled, “Ballade”. Ruth went on to receive her Bachelor of Music in Music Pedagogy and Bachelor of Arts in Bible in the fall of 2014. The experiences she had at both colleges provided Ruth with the best of both musical worlds.


Ruth has taught piano at Lumberton School of Music since 2012 and currently has a studio of over 30 students. She enjoys to teach classical repertoire, music theory and composition, as well as pop/contemporary music on the radio. Her love for learning and growing as a teacher motivates her to find ways to foster music appreciation in her students no matter the genre.

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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