FROM INSPIRATION TO CREATION Our mission is to help you realize your dream of authoring a quality music book. We are a group of experienced professionals: musicians, illustrators, designers, text and music editors, music notation typesetters, researchers, transcribers and music arrangers, who have all been in the music and/or publishing business for over thirty years in our fields. We’ve worked with countless artists and authors in all music genres. Our work can be found with every major music print publisher including; Hal Leonard Corporation, Warner Bros. Music, Cherry Lane, Mel Bay, Berklee Press, Musicians Institute, Alfred Publications, Homespun Tapes, Fleamarket Music and more. We produce books from manuscripts and files cover-to-cover, with all music engraving and text typesetting, photos, illustrations and diagrams. We publish songbooks, method books, children’s books, sheet music, how-to books, chorals, solo instrumental books, study guides and workbooks. Music Instruction Books are one of our specialties. We enjoy assisting music teachers in compiling and editing their curriculum from manuscript to completion. We have helped publish instruction books on the following topics:
- Most Instruments, including: Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Saxophone, Violin, Ukulele, Recorder, Trumpet, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin
- Chord Dictionaries
- Study Guides
- Student and Teacher Workbooks
Charylu Roberts, Owner, O.Ruby Productions, combines her musical knowledge and performing experience with exceptional design, graphic, and typesetting skills. Dedicated to excellence, her imaginative and meticulous work can be found on music books sold worldwide. Since starting her desktop publishing business in 1988, she has contributed to over 700 books and instructional videos. Her clients have included the Who’s Who of music print companies, music magazines, textbook publishers, instructional music video and DVD companies, including: The Hal Leonard Corp., Warner Bros. Music Publications, Mel Bay Publications, Homespun Tapes & Videos, Hot Licks Videos, Musician Magazine, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Berklee Press, and the Yamaha Corporation. Roberts is highly proficient on Finale, Sibelius, and PhotoScore music software programs, and numerous software graphics and typesetting programs; including InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, QuarkXpress, and Adobe Illustrator. She was given the prestigious Paul Revere Award for Music Book Graphic Excellence in 2003 and 2004 for Hal Leonard Corporation’s Amazing Phrasing series, and Stride and Swing Piano. One of Roberts’ unique talents is setting tablature, not only for guitar, but for all fretted instruments: bass, ukulele, mandolin and banjo. She is a consummate musician—a keyboard player in a multitude of styles, and teaches piano in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Independent Editor and Consultant, Ronny S. Schiff, is a well-respected musicologist, author, music book producer, musician, publisher, and audio music programmer. Over 2,000 music books and books about music bear Schiff’s name as editor, co-writer, agent, publisher, or author. Several of her music books have received the distinguished Paul Revere Award for overall concept and design excellence. She’s produced books, interviewed and worked with major artists in every area of rock, pop, classical and jazz. She was on staff at most of the major music print publishers as well as the Dick Grove School of Music. For Yamaha Music Division, Schiff was chief editor for the massive Music in Education project. She was Vice President of Audio Programming for DMI Music, where she established the Inflight Audio Programming Division by winning the prestigious bid for United Airlines and Air Force 1 and 2, which subsequently won Avion Awards from the World Airline Entertainment Association. For DMI, Schiff also programmed music for venues, CD compilations, and branding initiatives, and served as musicologist to their Five Alarm Music Library for film, TV and advertising.
Schiff is a Past President of the California Copyright Conference, past member of the Boards of Directors of The Association of Independent Music Publishers and L.A. Women in Music, and taught Music Business and Music History courses at UCLA Extension, plus Music Business seminars at colleges and universities. Her undergraduate major was in Secondary Music Education with a minor in English. Her main instrument was viola, and she continues to play guitar, ukulele, and fiddle. In addition to Ronny Schiff Productions, she currently teaches and counsels students weekly at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and served on the Curriculum Committee for the establishment of a Masters Degree in Music Business at California State University at Northridge.