Dr. Ruth Bass-Green’s career as a church musician (playing both piano and organ) started when she was twelve years old. She began her studies under the tutelage of her mother, Hazelle Catherine Parker Bass and at the USC School of Music. She continued her performance studies with Dr. Garfield Tucker and later with Madame Bonye of the famed Wilshire Fine Arts Music Studio in Los Angeles. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from California State University, Los Angeles, she earned a Master’s and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts, School of Education, in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ruth Bass-Green has been pianist, organist and choir director at churches throughout the United States. She has performed on the African continent in South Africa and Kenya.