Meet Ruth

"She should take voice lessons when she's older" said Ruth's kindergarten teacher to her Mom. This started her on a lifelong journey of discovery into the power of voice. Born in the Big Apple, Ruth became a Jersey girl when her parents wanted to move to the countryside. Music and singing were always a big part of Ruth's life through school. She studied vocal performance and pedagogy at Mannes Music College in New York City, The New School for the Arts in Montclair, NJ, and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.  

Ruth has a particular passion for the holistic, healing properties of our voices and vibration. She is a Licensed and Certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner and holds a Level 1 Certificate in Sound Healing with Voice and Shoden Reiki. She is a published author of the book "The Voice of Women's Wisdom" which can be found on She is also a member of The Sound Healers Association, Holistic Business Association and Natural Life Business Partnership. 

Ruth has been a holistic voice coach for over 20 years, with a performance background encompassing musical theater, classical, jazz, pop and sacred genres. Since 1995, she and husband Jim have been welcoming students and clients to their home studio Jemini Music in Hope, NJ. 

Ruth has always been enchanted with the magic and beauty of our world, from the smell of a rose to the sacred geometry of a galaxy. As a creative, she expresses herself in music, interior decorating, gardening, video editing and most recently sound healing. She is especially fond of mystery or fantasy novels, dancing with abandon to 80’s rock, her dachshund Baxter and of course, husband Jim. One of her favorite places is in front of the computer googling the next interesting research on voice or sound.

© 2020 by Ruth Ratliff