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Dame of the Day: Martha Ruby Holland

Ruby Holland

Today’s Dame of the Day is Martha Ruby Holland. In 1958, Holland founded Guyana’s first music school. Its rigorous grading system mirrored that of London’s Royal School of Music. When she moved to Canada in 1978, Holland becamed affiliated with Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music and continued to teach piano in her home until 2001.  In 2003,  her death, her children established the Ruby Holland Scholarship to assist students who cannot afford to pay for music lessons.