426 Mount Hermon Road

Blairstown (Hope), NJ 07825

Tel: 908-459-4050

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About Us

About Us

Jim Ratliff, pianist, studied extensively with Fred Guenther of The Julliard School of Music.   He has been a private piano instructor since 1991, and has held the position of Music Director of Walnut Valley United Methodist Church in Blairstown, NJ since 1992. Jim also is a part-time accompanist for the vocal studio. 

Jim was also the co-founder of a northwest New Jersey non-profit community theater group, the Hope Community Players, Inc.  He was musical director of their annual productions from inception through 1999.  He has acted as musical director for other theatrical companies in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including the Northwest Theatrical Alliance. 

His credits include: Man of La Mancha, Little Shop of Horrors, Lil Abner, Gypsy, Oliver, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Club and Crazy for You.  Jim also founded and directed a swing band, the Sultans of Swing.  Jim formed the Jemini Music partnership with Ruth Ratliff in 1998.  He also was a wedding performer for Infinity Entertainment for 6 years. Jim is currently a member of the performing trio "Harmonique."

 

Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild

Ruth Ratliff

Jim Ratliff

Welcome to Jemini Music!

Jemini Music Voice Piano Lessons Warren Sussex Morris County NJ

Ruth Ratliff

Ruth Ratliff has over thirty years’ experience as a performing artist encompassing musical theater, classical, jazz, pop and sacred repertoire. 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. In 1995, she carried over her love of singing to teaching voice at Jemini Music Studio in Hope, NJ, which she founded with her husband Jim.  Ruth also has been an adjunct teacher of voice at several educational centers, including Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ. She currently is a Teaching Associate for Music in the Somerset Hills. She is also a former member of the Pocono Vocal Arts Society, a classical performing group located in Stroudsburg, PA, and has held soloist positions for several northern New Jersey churches. She has performed principal roles in several musical productions with area stage companies, including the Municipal Opera Company of Allentown, PA. Ruth and husband Jim performed at weddings and special events as a vocal/piano duo for many years.  Ruth was also the lead vocalist for the Sultans of Swing, a 17-piece swing band based in northern New Jersey.  She holds a Level 1 Certification in Sound Healing with Voice and Shoden Reiki. Ruth also teaches a vocal empowerment workshop called “Your Wise Magical Voice."  https://www.ruthratliff.com/

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild
Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council 

Sound Healers Association
 

Jim Ratliff, pianist, studied extensively with Fred Guenther of The Julliard School of Music.   He has been a private piano instructor since 1991, and has held the position of Music Director of Walnut Valley United Methodist Church in Blairstown, NJ since 1992. Jim also is a part-time accompanist for the vocal studio. 


Jim was also the co-founder of a northwest New Jersey non-profit community theater group, the Hope Community Players, Inc.  He was musical director of their annual productions from inception through 1999.  He has acted as musical director for other theatrical companies in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including the Northwest Theatrical Alliance. 


His credits include: Man of La Mancha, Little Shop of Horrors, Lil Abner, Gypsy, Oliver, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Club and Crazy for You.  Jim also founded and directed a swing band, the Sultans of Swing.  Jim formed the Jemini Music partnership with Ruth Ratliff in 1998.  He also was a wedding performer for Infinity Entertainment for 6 years. Jim is currently a member of the performing trio "Harmonique."

 

Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild

Jemini Music Voice Piano Lessons Warren Sussex Morris County NJ

Jim Ratliff

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