Ross Malcolm Boyd is a dedicated music educator, musician, engineer and composer, with about fifteen years of teaching experience. Ross began studying music in high school. While his first love was guitar, he was quick to embrace the piano as well. Ross’s creativity abounds whether in the teaching studio, the recording studio, or working on original musical projects. He currently travels the country, performing and teaching, in a 25' RV with his wife.
Ross and Jamie play and sing a variety of his originals, ranging from goofy songs about rhinoceroses to moody songs about relationships gone awry, as well as covers from artists such as Patsy Cline and The Decemberists. While they draw from a wide variety of genres, they bring a consistent and energetic alternative sound. Ross has been playing shows across the country with highlights including Tucson, AZ to Waves, NC, and his wife Jamie has joined him in performing shows from Concord, NH and Fryeburg, ME to Boulder and Fort Collins, CO and Orlando, FL. They had successful performances in Silver City and Alamogordo this winter, and they're eager to see more of New Mexico this winter.
Ross is currently promoting his EP, I Don’t Write Love Songs. These 7 songs draw upon a variety of influences from Peter Gabriel to Danielle Ate The Sandwich to create an earnest album about art and dreams and unicorns. Jamie is featured on this and on the EP At Least You Tried.
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. He allows his students to explore a wide range of genres and techniques while customizing lesson goals appropriate to each student’s interests and needs. He is happy to incorporate music theory, composition and audio recording with interested students. He currently teaches guitar, piano, ukulele, music theory and songwriting online at TinyVillageMusic.com.
A graduate of The New England Institute of Art for audio production, Ross is a live sound engineer with experience in a variety of settings from rock clubs to theaters to corporate A/V, and he's available for hire. He has contributed sound design to Ghostlight Theatre Co.'s production of "Smudge" (sound design, composition) and Actors' Circle Theater's production of "Unexpected Tenderness" (lighting design, sound design) as well as many productions for Not Your Mom's Musical Theater.
Ross enjoys an eclectic assortment of avenues to perform, from the subdued coffee house as a solo act or more typically, with his wife, Jamie Feinberg, to more lively rock surroundings with bands Tuna Fish Discrepancy (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Nine Unknown (keyboards, guitar). He has contributed his musical talents to productions with theater companies such as Acting Loft, Rising Star Theater Company, and Peacock Players. In 2013, he musically directed Zombie Prom with Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater. Ross also composes original music for film. He participated in the 48 Hour Film Project with Wicked Sick Films between 2009 and 2011, contributing to both the New Hampshire and national competitions.
Prior to hitting the road, Ross worked for New Hampshire Public Radio as a production assistant and on-air announcer.
In addition to music lessons, Ross has worked as a music instructor in arts camps for Musicalarts in Exeter, and he was the Lead Teacher for Little Maestros (a high energy preschool music program) in Manchester.
He continues to write his bios in the third person.