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Accompanist Ruth Kochera is an acclaimed pianist native to the Poconos with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She has spent the past 25 years honing her collaborative skills and is sought after as one of the leading classical accompanists in the Pocono region, having worked extensively with almost every theater company, choral/instrumental ensemble, and performance venue in the area including Shawnee Playhouse, Pocono Playhouse, Theatrical Gems, Pocono Lively Arts, Skytop Lodge, Sherman Theater, ESU music and theater departments, as well as notable vocal and instrumental soloists. As Musical Director and performer, she has created a yearly concert that showcases many of the best Pocono musicians to benefit a prominent local charity, The Garden Of Giving.

Ruth also helps manage Stonecraft LLC, a masonry company built and run by her husband, Christoper Beckhorn. During her “free” time she is a mom to 3 kids, a homemaker and gardener, a marathon runner, and an herbal healing enthusiast.