Ruby, Sue


Piano teacher Sue Ruby makes every effort to put her students first, matching her teaching style to their learning style.  Her curriculum and approach are flexible, individual and vary based on the needs of each student. She believes that while piano study isn’t always easy, it should be satisfying.  Sue encourages curiosity and creativity, initiative and self-discipline. Her students range in age from 6 to adult, but when working with children, she likes to engage the parents. By working together, they can make music one of the most enjoyable experiences a student will ever encounter. Sue has been at MacPhail since 2001, but has 17 plus years of teaching experience. She is also the assistant to the Community Partnership and the Prelude Program.

Sue has been an active chamber musician and freelance pianist throughout the Twin Cities metro area. She is also a member of the Ruby Trio.

She holds a Bachelor of Music in piano pedagogy from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and a Master of Music in piano pedagogy from Columbus State University in Georgia.

“Adjusts expectations to student’s strengths and abilities; kept this student interested through the years by providing a variety of opportunities, and keeping them fun.” –MacPhail Student

“Sue has been great for both of my kids. I wanted both of my kids to learn to love music, and Sue has been instrumental in achieving that goal.” –MacPhail Parent