Ruby Hummingbird began playing the Harp in 1984 after giving birth to her first child. Ruby had a recurring dream that she played the harp to soothe her infant and she followed her dream and learned to play!  After graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ruby moved to Pennsylvania in 1990 and started the Sassafrass Harp business with her Harpmaker husband, David.
In 2015, Ruby and David moved to Palm Beach County permanently, where they will continue to share their wonderful Harps. Ruby has performed and instructed over 25 years at festivals, schools, libraries, weddings and arts events.

Ruby began tap dancing at age 5, in front of the Ed Sullivan Show!  Ruby has danced for joy all of her life, taking various classes and workshops in Tap over the years. She developed her own Ruby Taps and Floors for seniors to tap dance while seated...why nap when you can tap!



2015  Florida

Inspirit       Lake Worth

New Day Adult Day Care    North Palm Beach

Brookdale North Retirement Community   Hypoluxo

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County    Lake Worth

Palm Beach Zoo and Conservancy    West Palm Beach

Artists Guild of Boca Raton     Del Ray

Cottages of Lake Worth Events    Lake Worth

Evening on the Avenue   Chamber of Commerce    Lake Worth

Frenchmen's Reserve Country Club    West Palm Beach

PGA Country Club    Palm Beach Gardens

1992-2014   Pennsylvania

Newport Elementary School
Blain Elementary School
Greenwood Elementary School

Camp Hill Elementary School

Perry County Council of the Arts

Harrisburg Council on the Arts
Little Buffalo Festival of the Arts
Harrisburg Festival of the Arts
Millersburg Festival of the Arts
Hummelstown Festival of the Arts

Fredrickson/Camp Hill Library
Newport Public Library
Bosler/Carlisle Public Library
Hershey Public Library
New Cumberland Public Library
Mechanicsburg Public Library
Marysville Public Library

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES    Ask for Activity Directors
2008-2014  Pennsylvania

The Woods at Cedar Run   Camp Hil  PA 17011
tel. 717-737-3373

Homeland Center    Harrisburg   PA 17102
tel. 717-221-7900

Traditions of Hershey   Hershey  PA
tel. 717-838-2330

Lancashire Terrace   Lancaster  PA   17601
tel. 717-569-3215

Bridges at Bent Creek  Mechanicsburg  PA 17050
tel.  717-795-1100 

Country Meadows of York   York   PA
tel.  717-764-1190

Willow Valley Manor   Lancaster PA  17602