Ruby’s Music Room

Ruby, Robert and Staff wish you all a Happy New Year and appreciate your support in 2014. We hope to enjoy your patronage and company over the Christmas and New Year period and look forward to a bigger and brighter 2015.

Christmas Day at Ruby’s

Food, music and good cheer, all for $20; with a complimentary house wine. Includes quality roast lamb, ham and turkey, with roast vegetables, salad and fruit salad dessert.

Imagine performing on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano in front of your family, friends and fellow musicians. Ruby’s Music Room welcomes you to celebrate Christmas with us and enjoy the opportunity to play our top of the range selection of instruments, which also includes hollow-body and acoustic guitars, a fretless bass and fine drum kit. All are welcome to arrive on the day, but spots are filling fast. To avoid disappointment, please book by Monday evening – via email, or message us via our Facebook page.



Ruby’s Music Room is a new, vibrant and exciting live music and dining venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Situated on the corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Bennetts Lane, Ruby’s bright yellow entrance is tucked neatly in a secret alleyway; to find it, one must pass her eclectic windows filled with interesting Cubano dolls, Maoist & New Orleanian memorabilia; miniature pianos, jewellery, menus, cigar wrappers, images and more from around the world.

Focusing on the thriving live music scene in Melbourne, Ruby’s Music Room intends to thrill with live jazz, classical, and alternative performances in an intimate acoustic setting devoid of amps. Serving delectable food from the bar to accompany our fine wine Ruby’s is the premier music room in Melbourne.

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Additional Links 

Music Network

Music Network has facilities which include:

  • Excellent Teaching Rooms
  • Recital Room
  • Waiting Room
  • Accoustic Pianos
  • Online Computer Facilities
  • Rear Entrance


Ruby’s Steinway D Concert Grand is kept in peak concert condition by Piano Boutique (contact Gregory Machnaki, ph: 04872840158).



cubano dolls exhibition

Maria and Dolls

Cubano Dolls, comissioned by Ruby’s Music Room.

The dolls are dressed by Maria de los Angeles Izquierdo Pequeños (known by everyone only as Maria), a Cubano artist living in Abel Santamaria, Havana.

A master seamstress, a teacher, and a speech therapist, she works her craft with wonderful hands and extraordinary imagination, joining two cultures distant in space and time: the Yoruba, a religion of Cuba, and the African culture inherited from the Congo and the Mandingo.

The dolls represent a history of slavery black women were submitted to, the sorrows and sadness which have run a long way since the 19th century. With Maria’s natural grace and talent, each doll’s apparel is a work of arts and a message of peace from the hot and hospitable Cuban land.