About the Mentor
Ruby Frost (Jane de Jong) has always been a writer - she won the Grand Prize of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition's Pop Category, has been shortlisted for a NZ Silver Scroll Award, and been placed as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. In 2013, Ruby was announced as one of the four judges and mentors for The X Factor NZ, alongside Daniel Bedingfield, Melanie Blatt and Stan Walker.
Ruby has been mentoring with our programmes since 2015, and her skill in working with students to hone their songwriting craft is superb!
Hamilton Girls' College teacher Joanna Dickinson says,
"All students that were there have benefited in some way from Jane's advice. She gave them tips on songwriting, how to improve, adapt and re-do their ideas, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions."