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cello instruction and child development


Learn the cello

Suzuki cello instructor recently relocated to Sydney's Inner West, now enrolling for Term 3, 2024.

About me

Ruby teaches cello at Newington College and The Scots College and maintains a private studio with locations in Summer Hill and Sydenham. Prior to relocating to Sydney, Ruby served as cello faculty at Oberlin Conservatory of Music's Community Music School in the United States, where she taught private lessons, group classes, coached chamber music, and led the Early Childhood program.

As a performer on the cello and viola da gamba, Ruby is sought after for masterclasses and concert appearances, with recent engagements at Les Délices (Cleveland), Capitol Early Music (Washington, D.C.), the Taylor Johnson Early Music Series at Michigan State University, and the Cranbrook Music Guild's Chamber Artist Series (Michigan).


Ruby holds degrees in cello and viola da gamba from Oberlin Conservatory, University of Michigan, and Lawrence University. She is an accredited teacher through the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia (NSW) and the Suzuki Association of the Americas, having completed training with Andrea Yun, Tanya Carey, Carey Cheney, and Avi Friedlander. Other pedagogical influences include Irene Sharp, Hans Jensen, and Paul Katz.

I believe in music-making as a pathway to character development.

I value trust, creativity, balance, discipline, and playfulness, and believe that the potential of every child is unlimited. Early cello lessons focus on building solid technical foundations the correct way, the first time, preparing for advanced concepts from the very beginning.

Kara, parent

"We were so fortunate to study with Ruby! She is a creative, gifted, amazing teacher and I have learned a lot by watching her teach! My sons always have so much fun, even while mastering difficult tasks."

Kim, parent

"We are so grateful for Ruby. Music has been a gift to our family since we began with her."

Teddy (6)

"I love my cello very much!"
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