Mrs. Coy-Orchestra

Mrs. Ruth Ann Coy

Arvada Area Elementary Orchestra / Mariachi Teacher
Arvada K8, Fitzmorris, Foster, Hackberry Hill, Lawrence, Peck, Secrest, Swanson, and Thomson

Ruth Ann Coy is a Colorado native who grew up in the Arvada Area and graduated from the Jefferson County Public School District playing the violin.  She was continually involved in all musical groups, inside and outside of school, playing in groups such as the Front Range Youth Symphony and Denver Young Artists Orchestra. She went on to study music at Metropolitan State University and graduated with a double major in Violin Performance and Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Teaching.  

Aside from her private string studio, Mrs. Coy spent her first year of teaching in Adams 12 as a full-time general music teacher at Federal Heights Elementary.  She then taught in the Mapleton Public Schools, Adams 1, for the next four years as a full-time orchestra teacher, teaching strings to fifth through eighth grade students.  During three of these four years, she took her middle school orchestras, ranging from sixth to eighth grade, to perform at the Colorado ASTA competition, where they received Superior and Excellent ratings.  Because of her love and commitment to music education, student involvement, and the community, she also began the district’s first Honors Orchestra and Mariachi programs.

Since high school, Mrs. Coy has always been an active performer, playing with groups including the Jefferson County Symphony Orchestra, Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, Broomfield Chamber Orchestra, and Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.  Currently, she is a paid first violinist of the Stratus Chamber Orchestra, a touring group. She has played in Prague, Czech Republic and will be touring again with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra to play in India in 2020.

Mrs. Coy is currently the elementary orchestra teacher at Arvada K8, Fitzmorris, Foster, Hackberry Hill, Lawrence, Peck, Secrest, Swanson, and Thomson Elementary Schools in Jefferson County Public Schools as well as the Mariachi teacher at Foster Elementary.