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Meet Ross Boyd...

Ross Boyd has been studying music for more nearly 20 years, first under the tutelage of Patrick Lee Hébert. While his first love was guitar, he was quick to embrace piano and keyboard as well. Ross's creativity abounds as he blends his musical and engineering talents into a variety of styles of original music.

In 2004, Ross joined Highland Piano Studios as preliminary instructor of piano and later expanded HPS's curriculum to include guitar, both electric and acoustic. His approach is experiential and inventive, allowing students to explore a wide range of genres and techniques. He now continues to teach guitar, piano and bass at his own studio, Tiny Village Music in Bethlehem, NH.

Ross enjoys an eclectic assortment of avenues to perform, from the subdued coffee house to the more lively rock surroundings with bands Tuna Fish Discrepancy (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Nine Unknown (keyboards, guitar). He has contributed his musical talents with the Acting Loft in Manchester NH, 13 The Musical with Rising Star Theater Company in Kingston NH and again with Peacock Players in Nashua NH. In 2013 Ross was a finalist in the Singers and Songwriters Competition in Concord, NH, gathering some of New Hampshire's finest and most creative artists.

Ross has also collaborated with filmmaker Todd Lajoie (Wicked Sick Films), having produced original soundtracks to five short films. He participated with Lajoie in the 48 Hour Film Project in 2009, 2010, and in 2011 contributed to both the New Hampshire and national competitions.

A graduate of The New England Institute of Art for audio production, Ross has been in demand as sound engineer for many bands playing in the Manchester, NH area. He has recently extended his engineering talents to the world of musical theater. A board member for Not Your Mom's Musical Theater, Ross was audio engineer and contributed to sound design for NYMMT's productions of Musical of Musicals, [title of show], Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Weird Romance, and as musical director for their 2013 production of Zombie Prom. Additionally he has worked on Ghostlight Theatre Co.'s production of Smudge (sound design, composition) and Actors' Circle Theatre's production of "Unexpected Tenderness" (lighting design, sound design). He has also been studio engineer and on-air announcer for New Hampshire Public Radio.

Find out more about Ross and his new album, "Leading Toward Something" at his website, www.rossmalcolmboyd.com.

Ross continues to write his bios in the third person.

We are proud to continue future collaborations with Ross!

© 2016 Patrick Lee Hebert.


Testimonials..

  • "To all who understand the task, Zombie Prom was excellently musically directed by Mr. Ross Boyd. What a wonderful performance!!!"

- Emily P.

  • "My daughter developed the best love of music with Ross as her teacher. She blossomed in her talent, but her enthusiasm was exponential."

- Karen, mom of Tracey, age 10

  • "Ross made my music lessons fun. I get to learn to play music I like, and am trying to write some music of my own. I really like Ross 'cuz he gets excited when I get stuff right."

- Matt, age 9