Ruthie Tabone

Ruthie T.

Minneapolis, MN
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Ruthie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2007

My name is Ruthie and I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in May of 2007 with a Bachelors of Music Education degree with an emphasis in voice. Through my collegiate experiences, I had the privilege of participating in a Concert Choir, Barbershop/A Capella Ensembles, Vocal Jazz Ensembles and Performance in Solo Voice. The jazz program at UNC is one of the finest in the United States, and to be selected as a member of one of the vocal jazz ensembles was an honor in itself. From these experiences I have gained knowledge about the importance of vocal performance and music advocacy. I accepted a position as a general music teacher in Colorado in the fall of 2007 and then worked part time for a school in Laguna Niguel, CA until June of 2012. I recently moved from California to Minnesota and am trying to get my music student clientele established. I love to sing all different styles and I'd love to help you find your style and help discover your passions.

My passion for music started for me as a young child. I grew up in a musically inclined family, and was inspired and motivated by family members to use my gifts and talents to educate students about the world of music. My immense love for children, coupled with my educational experiences and my passion for music qualify me as a fun and exciting teacher.

I am huge lover of Barbershop/Sweet Adeline music and I recently competed in the International Young Women in Harmony Quartet Contest in Nashville, TN. My quartet, Vogue, won the competition. The Young Women in Harmony contest is for girls 25 years old and younger. I recently sang with a quartet called, Dolce. We competed in two International Competitions in Denver and Hawaii and placed 10th and 15th in the world. I was also a member of the International Gold Medalist Chorus, Harborlites, which is comprised of 180 female singers.

"Music isn't just learning notes and playing them, You learn notes to play to the music of your soul." - Katie Greenwood

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons will be educational and fun. I want to find your passions and interests and from there I will create lesson plans to enhance your learning experience in your specified concentration. Voice lessons will start with vocal warm ups and exercises and then we will proceed to work on vocal techniques and preferred repertoire. During the lessons we will create goals and work on those goals so you become a successful musician.

I am a very patient and caring teacher and I am able to create the lessons to your style and needs. Music is fun and I want to make it that way for you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a full keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I studied music education in college with a vocal emphasis. I am classically trained but studied jazz as well. I also am a member of an internationally ranked barbershop chorus and quartet. I specialize in singing bass and lead in barbershop.

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Private Voice, Piano and Guitar Instructor
Feb 2010 - Aug 2013
Lessons By Ruthie

Instruct private voice, piano and guitar lessons that are individualized to the needs of students varying from ages five to fifty-five

General Music Teacher
Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
McDowell Elementary, California

• Advocated musical education in the general music classroom
• Established music programs for all ages of students
• Implemented lesson plans pertaining to gifted and talented students

Summer Music Enrichment Teacher
Jun 2009 - Aug 2011
McDowell Elementary, California

Created and taught summer enrichment program structured around music and movement, theatre and group vocal lessons.

Private Voice and Piano Instructor
Jan 2009 - May 2009
Lessons By Ruthie

Instructed private voice and piano lessons that are individualized to the needs of students varying from ages seven to eleven

Choir Director
Oct 2008 - May 2009
Putnam Elementary, Colorado

• Directed 40 students in weekly choir sessions in preparation for 2 performances
• Directed 60 students in weekly rehearsals in preparation for 2 theatrical performances of Peter Pan

General Music Teacher
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Tavelli Elementary, Colorado

• Conducted and created multiple student-performed programs that involved instruments, vocals, choreography and acting
• Planned and implemented daily lesson plans incorporating model content standards
• Utilized movement as a main focus to engage students in learning
• Created music curriculum that incorporated classroom learning objectives
• Created and implemented differentiated instruction for a diverse student body of 650 students
• Successfully planned for and integrated students with severe academic and affective needs
• Successfully planned for and integrated English Language Learners
• Taught daily instruction involving students with physical disabilities as well as special education students
• Cooperated with other specialty teachers and wellness committee in producing a wellness fair involving all five senses with music being the sense of hearing

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Music Enrichment Teacher
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Poudre School District

Lead a summer enrichment program for grades third through sixth structured around music and movement


Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2004 - Aug 2007
University of Northern Colorado
Bachelors in Vocal Music Education
Aug 2004 - Jun 2007
University of Northern Colorado
Bachelors in Vocal Music Education
Aug 2004 - Jun 2007
University of Northern Colorado
Bachelors of Vocal Music Education
Aug 2003 - Jun 2004
Simpson College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


2013 10th Place International Quartet
Oct 2013
Sweet Adeline International
2013 Region 21 Quartet Champions
Apr 2013
Sweet Adeline International
2010 Sweet Adeline Young Women in Harmony International Quartet Champion
Oct 2010
Sweet Adeline International

Photos & Videos

Cover of Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up"
by Ruthie Tabone

Recorded at I.V. Lab Studios by Chris Harden
Dolce Quartet - 10th Place International 2012
I am filling in on bass for a quartet that needed help with a show! :)
Sweet Adeline Young Women in Harmony International Competition
2010 International Champions
Ruthie Harden is the lead in the quartet

Vogue: International Young Women in Harmony Champions 2010

Photo by Ruthie T.

Photo by Ruthie T.

Dolce: Regional Champions
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Marissa Feb 9, 2017
Piano · In studio

She was very accommodating to our schedule. Very friendly and really motivated my daughter to want to learn and practice!

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