Ruti Lachs is a musician, writer, music teacher, community musician and historian living in Cork. She plays piano accordion and trombone, and sings. She performs klezmer music, jazz, funk, trad and original songs with various bands, including the Fresh Air Collective, also in sessions, and as a soloist. Ruti has toured two one-woman comedy musical theatre shows around Ireland, Sideways on Planet Piano and A Different Kettle.
Ruti’s education work includes teaching piano, violin and guitar, and community music work in healthcare, early childhood, schools and other community settings. During lockdown, Ruti produced a series of videos called Stomping In The Woods, for 0 to 7 year olds, using original songs from her CD of the same name. She also produced videos on piano improvisation, beginner keyboard and violin, and making simple percussion instruments.
Ruti has an MA in Community Music and 30 years gigging and teaching experience.