Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra

Mission | to create beautiful music simply

Eduardo Garcia  | Arranger and Conductor
Daphne Roubini | Founder and Artistic Director

Daphne Roubini had a dream when she started Ruby’s Ukes in 2009, that one day she would set up a Ukulele Orchestra.  In September 2015 this dream was realized working with Timothy Tweedale conducting and arranging,  this Orchestra is an instant hit with the students and audience goers alike. Now in it’s second incarnation with 45 members playing in 5 parts Uke 1, Uke2, Uke3, Uke4, and Bass. led by Eduardo Garcia.

” It took 6 years to grow the school to the point where the students, were reading tablature and playing in a way that arrangements could be written for them.  Most of the students in the Orchestra never read or played music before coming to this school. It is a truly wonderful thing to behold!”


Ruby’s Ukulele Ensemble~
Due to CV-19 RUO has segwayed into Ruby’s Ukes Ensemble which takes place on-line with an end of term audio recording!  Below are the recordings of the students of RUE!
directed by Eduardo Garcia, mixed and mastered by Andrew Smith.

Plink, Plank, Plunk

April 2020 Term:

Uke 1 : Angela Aquino, Jenea Peralejo, Mona Tsui, Siobhan Coady

Uke 2 : Maria Jose Beck Buttedahl, Patti Grann-bell

Uke 3 : Cindy Shoemaker, Garpi Lo, Jill Kelly, Linda Murdoch, Mary Macllelan

Uke 4 : Andeen Pitt, Louise Donald, Makiko Yao


September 2020 Term:

Uke 1 : Barb Willson, Cindy Leland, Jenea Peralejo, Kaethe Georg, Kathleen Beckner,
Linda Murdoch, Louise Donald, Makiko Yao, Mona Tsui, Susan Hyde

Uke 2 : Andeen Pitt, Edna Einsiedel, Jill Kelly, Patti Grann-bell, Sharon Smyth

Uke 3 : Ariel Hitchcock, Mary MacLellan, Susan Gunn, Tina Tajitsu, Verity Livingstone

Ruby’s Ukulele Ensemble – Que sera sera  ( January term 2021 )

Participants (audio recording):

Uke 1 : Edna Einsiedel, Kathleen Beckner, Linda Murdoch, Makiko Yao, Mona Tsui, Terry Isomura

Uke 2 : Cindy shoemaker, Kristin Selle , Sharon Smyth, Verity Livingstone

Uke 3 : Andeen Pitt, Cindy Leland, Jill Kelly, Shirley Brunke

Ruby’s Ukulele Ensemble – EL CONDOR PASA  ( April term 2021 )

Participants (audio recording):

Uke 1 : Edna Einsiedel, Jill Kelly, Linda Murdoch

Uke 2 : Andeen Pitt, Cindy Leyland, Verity Livingstone

Uke 3 : Deborah Redfern, Susan Alcock, Terry Isomura

Ruby’s Ukulele Ensemble – Moliendo Café  ( September term 2021 )

Participants (audio recording):

Uke 1 : Jill Kelly, Kathleen Beckner, Verity Livingstone

Uke 2 : Andeen Pitt, Mary MacLellan

Uke 3 : Ariel Hitchcock, Susan Alcock, Tina Tajitsu