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Mike Ruby is an experienced musician teaching private in-home bass, guitar, and drum lessons in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Columbia College
Bachelor of Arts: Music
Instrumental Performance
Mike Ruby
Bass, Guitar, Drum

Mike Ruby is a professional performer and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Instrumental Performance. He began teaching while still an undergraduate student, and over the years he has taught private lessons, group classes, and workshops for children and adults. In addition to years of working as a bass player, Mike has experience in drumming, guitar, arranging for strings/horns, songwriting, composition, and production. He has performed at many weddings and private events as a musician and bandleader.

Originally from Oakland, CA, Mike spent his early adult years in Chicago, where he attended Columbia College. During his academic career, Mike was affiliated with a slew of collegiate jazz ensembles and had the opportunity to study under musicians like Nicholas Tremulis, Christian McBride, Kevin Eubanks, Joan Osborne, Chuck Webb, New York Voices, and many more. He performed at the Chicago Blues Festival twice and opened for BB King in Mississippi. After graduating in 2011, Mike remained in Chicago and continued playing and teaching. He toured across the country and recorded/co-produced albums with alternative hip-hop band, House Of Whales, in addition to performing with many other affiliated acts.

In 2018, Mike moved to the DC area, where he has continued to build his student base. He is excited to share his love of music with adults and children of all ages. Mike takes an empathetic approach to teaching and helps his students navigate through the inner doubts and self-criticisms that every musician experiences. Mike believes that learning an instrument should be fun and enriching, and he applies this philosophy to help each student learn and grow.

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