Jose Schism – Toolfist

“I have been to a many people but Ruth was the first to quickly recognize where I needed correction and give me tools to help me, immediately.”

Garret Savage

“I started Ruth’s class as a total novice singer who couldn’t carry a tune and wanted to change that. By the time the class was done, I had written an original song and performed it at a crowded bar in the East Village! Ruth helped me get there with her nurturing patience, contagious enthusiasm, and deep knowledge of the crafts of singing, writing, and performing. I’m so glad I took her class and can’t wait to do it again. She’s great.”

Michael Boezi

Whether it’s in Ruth’s class or in private instruction, you feel a part of something immediately. Ruth is so warm and supportive… she finds your unique talent, and draws it out of you. And the areas you need to work on… she gives you the tools you need to turn them around. I have been writing songs and performing for 20 years (!), and Ruth has made me think differently about things I thought I knew how to do. It’s invigorating.”

Sherri Tennant

“Ruth’s thoughtful, artistic coaching has helped me grow into a stronger singer, more confident performer & more poetic songwriter. Her guidance has heightened my musical inspiration!”

Rodney Durso –

“I have been taking singing lessons for four years now and this is the first time I can feel how to use my diaphragm. I think the Singingbelt is brilliant! I wish I had one when I started. It would have saved me so much time, every singer should have one!”

Chas Eden, Cuban Cigar Crisis –

“The Singingbelt whipped me into shape. It helped me find my diaphragm and conveyed the concept of breath control in a very physical way that I could understand. Ruth is an amazing teacher. Her technique, eloquence and process have really helped me discover my voice.”

Kelly Golub (parent)

“When our daughter was seven years old, she asked for a notebook in which to write “songs.” They lyrics she came up with were quite moving and that is when we realized we had to find someone who could help foster her love for music and songwriting. Although she’d been playing piano for a few years and had dabbled with the guitar, she never loved playing either instrument UNTIL we found Ruth.

Now, our 9 year old seeks music as her way to relax and escape.
Ruth has a sincere passion for fostering the love of music in our daughter. She has helped her with pitch and tone while also developing her writing voice as well. Our daughter now writes and plays songs that, literally, bring people to tears. She writes for both the guitar and piano and what we love about Ruth is that she finds a song in everything our daughter writes. It is an amazing process and we love her for building our daughter’s confidence and helping her find her voice. Through her work with Ruth, our daughter’s self-confidence has blossomed and she takes great pride in what she is able to accomplish musically with Ruth’s guidance and instruction. Ruth has made a lasting and profound impact on our daughter and our family. She is a true gift to anyone – child or adult – interested in finding their musical voice.”

Marc Berley

“Unlike many vocal coaches, Ruth Gerson is a very active singer, and a truly great one. But what makes her a rare treasure is her innate and honed ability to teach. Ruth doesn’t just give you exercises; she lovingly examines everything you do as a singer and seizes every creative opportunity to help you to sing like you never sang before. She the best vocal coach I have ever worked with!”

Dr. Pam Ison (parent)

“Ruth Gerson is a brilliant vocal instructor. She has been an incredibly important person in my daughter’s life, unlocking her talent as a songwriter and developing her singing voice. Ruth has also been a wonderful mentor who has helped my daughter find joy and purpose during her teenage years. I wish I could express better how she has meant to us. I honestly think that without her, my daughter would not be the person and artist that she is now.”

Siobhan O’Malley –

“After I started taking lessons with Ruth a few months ago and I really noticed a huge difference. I have been singing for a long time, but I never really knew what I was doing; the belt really helps you feel whats going on, [it] has made a huge difference in the way that I sing… I can feel the difference on the inside and people can hear the difference as well.”