Yu-Ching (Ruby) Chen, MT-BC, joined the UH Art and Music Therapy team in October of 2014. Originally from Taiwan, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in voice performance from National Kaohsiung Normal University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She is currently a Master’s candidate in music therapy at Ohio University. She was an active member in the community of Athens, Ohio, where she performed as a singer and collaborated as a pianist at the School of Music; she was a member of Azaguno, a touring performance group featuring traditional and contemporary African Music and Dance; she was a pronunciation tutor and coached International Teaching Assistants in the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) under the Linguistics Department; she was a piano instructor, and later a music therapist at the Athens Community Music School.
After completing her internship at Bethany Children’s Home, a trauma-informed residential facility for adolescents in Womelsdorf, PA, Ruby joined Central Ohio Music Therapy, LLC with Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC, and served individuals with special needs and provided hospice care in Southeast Ohio. During her time at The Music Settlement, she served individuals with special needs of all ages, adults with various cognitive and neurological disabilities with United Cerebral Palsy, and co-treat with a preschool teacher for an inclusive preschool classroom at the Center for Early Childhood. She has presented and lectured on topics in music therapy both in Ohio and Taiwan.
Outside of music therapy, she enjoys baking, cooking, trying out new restaurants, traveling, arts, and outdoor activities.