Meg Ruby is a classically trained concert pianist, certified yoga instructor and sound/music healer. Meg currently lives in NYC. She teaches, performs and gives workshops internationally. Meg was Lecturer of Piano at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2012-2016. Most recently, Meg gave workshops at the Berklee College of Music, the International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference in Hong Kong, and at Expressive Arts Studio in Burlington, VT. 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.
Meg has recently 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 master classes 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 studied with and earned her yoga teacher certification from Francois Raoult.
Meg uses tuning forks, Tibetan Bowls, percussion, singing, toning, movement, breath work, improvisation, and more in her group and private sessions.
Piano photography courtesy of Anne Ruthmann.