2012-2013: Rhapsody Arts Center conducts its “Pennies for Pianos” fundraiser to purchase five new acoustic pianos. Rhapsody hopes to become the only “all acoustic” studio in the area, improving the quality of music instruction by replacing electronic instruments. Students and their families can bring pennies and other change to Rhapsody for the piano piggy bank, a decommissioned piano that has been painted and re-purposed by Rhapsody art students and faculty. The piano piggy bank makes cool musical sounds when you drop in a coin! All donations are warmly accepted.
"My daughter has been taking private lessons with Ruth for several months and I am very pleased with the results. My daughter is a natural artist but needed some direct guidance to develop her talent. Ruth has helped her to play to her strengths while helping to develop her skills from random sketching to creating a finished piece. Their rapport is wonderful and I would highly recommend Ruth as a teacher for any budding young artist."