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Ruth Milton Michaelis 
Everyone Makes Music
3717 S Tekoa Ave

Spokane   WA   99203  


Contact Details:
Mobile : 509 939 6948

Web Site :


Simply Music Teacher Status: 


Old News:

Cottey College AA 

College: Gonzaga University

Major: Education

          Special education 


Continuing Education:

Certified SImply Music Piano instructor  

Gordon Institute for Music Learning Fellow

Inner Circle Member

Vibrant Piano Teachers Member

Supersonic Piano Teacher Member

Piano Maestro Teachers Member

Piano Pronto Teacher Member

Piano Safari Trained

Level 2 Teacher Training

Music Mind Games with Michiko Yurko

MMG Development Fellow

Lynn Kliener Teacher Training

Licensed Kindermusik Teacher

AOSA Trainings

with various specialists 1980-2022




Music Specialist ESD 101

School DIstrict 81

      Kindergarten -Jefferson

     Special Education- Grant       

     Fourth Grade Wilson

Harvest Christian Fellowship

        Children’s & Youth Drama   

        and Music Director

Spokane Parks & Recreation

    Developed and ran the  

       Funshine Day Camp for

     Developmentally Delayed


   Specialized Recreation  

    Music Specialist

    Early Childhood Music & Mvt. Specialist

First Presbyterian Church 

   Children’s Music Program Director



Best News







  Arianna 11 years

  Elijah 3 years


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About Everyone Makes Music


Everyone Makes Music at the Comstock Studio is the creation of Ruth Michaelis.  It rose from over thirty years experience as music educator in the Spokane Area for entities such as Spokane Parks and Recreation Dept, Kindermusik, District 81, ESD 101

and First Presbyterian Church.

It is my great desire to share the joy and benefits of creating music and participating in musical activities. I hope to include among my students people of differing ages and abilities and look toward providing their students with a solid musical education and experiences for growth and expansion as musicians and as people. 



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Mission Statement


To enrich the lives of our students, our families, our communities and ourselves by providing musical instruction and opportunities for play, performance, musical interaction, and personal growth.


We believe in the power of music to improve lives and to bring people together.


We believe in the ability of musical experience to strengthen academic performance, memory, social interaction and general outlook on life. 


We believe that everyone has musical talent and ability, and that no one is too old or too limited by circumstances to enjoy the benefits of participation in musical activities.






Bonnie B 
I just had to write to tell you what a PHENOMENAL music teacher I think you are.  I was really moved by how much you have managed to teach our children this year, not only in terms of cognitive information and musical skill, but also in motivation, behavior, etiquette, self-control, support of their classmates, etc. etc. etc.!! 

(I  am actually getting teary even as I write this!) 
  It is clear that the children sense your high expectations for them, but without any of the high pressure that typically accompanies that.  You have truly shown them how to ENJOY developing their musical skills.  I want you to know that I think it would be really hard to find a music teacher as wonderful as you are. So please accept my heartfelt thanks. I really appreciate your using your gifts to nurture our children's development


Lynn C 
My boys have known Ruth for many years in her role as choir director and drama instructor at First Presbyterian Church. She has great energy, creativity, enthusiasm and heart. 

Her passion for music is contagious, and when you step into her music room you find students who are engaged, happy and confident

Ruth is an excellent instructor – challenging all ages in areas of vocal performance, theory, and music appreciation (when most of the time my boys just thought they were “having fun!”) Her program is dynamic and always evolving
We are fortunate Ruth is joining our music school and I am certain she will continue the tradition of excellence .. 


Catherine F

For those of you who may not know her well, Ruth Michaelis, from Everyone Makes Music, is an Extraordinary Teacher with many years of experience, as well as a Wonderful Person! She taught Arts and Crafts to both my daughters when they were children, Singing to my daughter Priya when she was a teenager, and Music to my granddaughter Sophia when she was a toddler! Our family has immense appreciation for Ruth as a lovely teacher and a special friend!


Cyndi C 
"Miss Ruth, We love you! Makenzie is still playing her recorder, glock and dulcimer. I can never thank you enough for all you've taught her. She will have a lifelong love of music. I couldn't be happier about that. :)"

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