Sarah Ruff was born in England, and moved to
Miami at the age of 12. As a violinist in high school and college, she
participated in the 1998 and 1999 All-State festival in Tampa, the Midwest
Clinic in Chicago, and the Music Maestro festival in New York.
Mrs. Ruff is a graduate of the University of
Miami, with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University.
She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Humanities from Nova Southeastern
Mrs. Ruff has been a music educator for over a decade and is
currently teaching middle and high school: choir, guitar, piano, and
orchestra. Her students have recieved Straight Superior Ratings in both orchestra and choir. The Mays Chorale, under her direction, has been invited to perform in the World Premire of a newly commissioned work by Sir Karl Jenkins on the DCINY Concert Series at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, her student's were backround singers on Caroline Jones' song "Tough Guys."
Mrs. Ruff has a private music studio and is the co-director
of Ruffisticated Music. She is also a sought after musician for various
local artists throughout South Florida. Mrs. Ruff was named South Florida's Top Black Educators of 2016 by Legacy Magazine, 2016 Teacher of the year for APMCOTA, as well as a south region finalist. She believes that anyone
can learn music and is willing to teach anyone possessing the tenacity
required in acquiring the knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity
for performing music.