Meg Ruby is a classically trained concert pianist, certified yoga instructor and sound/music healer. She teaches, performs and gives masterclasses internationally. Meg held the title of Lecturer of Piano at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2012-2016. She integrates her grounding in classical music and her extensive performance and teaching experience with her deep passion for yoga and healing. Meg shares her insights with others to help facilitate and guide them on their own journey of self-discovery through sound/music and movement. She sees music as a powerful vehicle for healing. Meg holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music in Performance from Arizona State University, and Doctoral Studies at The Eastman School of Music.
Most recently, Meg has performed at Carnegie Hall with pianist Mary Jo Pena, with Grammy Award winner Howard Levy at UMass Lowell, and Woods Hole, MA. She performed at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival in 2015 for acclaimed teacher and pianist, Seymour Bernstein, at the showing of his film, "Seymour, An Introduction". She has also been scoring music for TV and film, most recently in Boston 2017 for a short film by a NYC film maker, in Woodstock, NY 2013, with drummer Jerry Marotta, for a TV pilot starring Judd Hirsch, and in 2013 for a documentary by film maker and historian, Chad Montrie.
Meg has given masterclasses and workshops on movement, yoga, and improvisation at The Eastman School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Arizona State University, University of Hawaii, University of Massachusetts, University of Cuenca-Ecuador, Bowling Green State University, Steinway of Phoenix and Boston, at various music camps, community music schools and music teachers associations. Meg has also taught yoga at the YMCA and at various yoga studios.
Meg earned a certificate as a Sound and Music Facilitator from the New York Open Center, Sound and Music Institute in 2012. Her teachers included founder and director, Don Campbell, the author of the best selling book, The Mozart Effect, Joshua Leeds, innovator in sound healing, who wrote, The Power of Sound “. Additional faculty Meg trained with for her certification include Grammy Award winning new age cellist and composer, David Darling, John Beaulieu, who manufacturers tuning forks and wrote Human Tuning, Indigenous Healer, Pat Moffitt Cook, Healing through the Voice with Silvia Nakkach, and Sacred Drumming with Layne Redmond, Rhythm and Movement with Nacho Arimany. Meg completed her yoga teacher certification with Francois Raoult. She also studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad, one of the world's foremost Ayurvedic doctors, and has been a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation for 27 years.
As a consultant, Meg offers her clients a unique approach to guidance and healing. Combining practices and techniques from Yoga, Reiki, astrology, sound healing, Ayurveda, and tarot, she has presented healing workshops throughout the world. By using combinations of these various disciplines, she has found that she can be most helpful in finding the best paths that can help people navigate through some of life's challenges. Meg has recently presented her Heart of Sound Workshop at the Berklee College of Music, the International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference in Hong Kong, and at Expressive Arts Studio in Burlington, VT.
Meg uses tuning forks, Tibetan Bowls, percussion, singing, toning, movement, breath work, improvisation, and more in her group and private sessions.
Photography courtesy of Anne Ruthmann