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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."

 

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Ruth Ratliff

Jim Ratliff

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Jim Ratliff

Jim Ratliff has been a private piano instructor since 1991, and is  Music Director of St. John's United Methodist Church in Hope, NJ and Walnut Valley United Methodist Church in Blairstown, NJ since 1992. 


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. 

 

Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild

Ruth Ratliff

Ruth has been a singer, performer and workshop leader for many years and a holistic voice teacher for the past 20 years. Through her own experience with personal tragedy and the observation of her students, she realized that voice, through the language of the body, has the potential to access something much deeper in us. She saw that people’s voices reflected how they felt about themselves, and how they showed up in their lives. Through this, a healing path and new career emerged in sound healing. Her offering Primal Voice is the culmination of Ruth’s experience as a performer, teacher and healer.

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. 

She is a Licensed and Certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner and holds a Level 1 Certificate in Sound Healing with Voice, Shoden Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy. Ruth is also a published author of the book "The Voice of Women's Wisdom" which can be found on amazon.com.

She is also a member of The Sound Healers Association, Holistic Business Association and Natural Life Business Partnership. 

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