Ross came to Ottawa in 2007 and has since established himself as a recognized performer and teacher within Eastern Ontario
He attended Michigan State University and the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where earned degrees in Music Performance and Music Theory/History. He has studied bagpipes with Ed Bush and Brian Williamson and currently competes at the Grade I level in Light music and the Senior Amateur level in Piobaireached. Ross also spent part of a summer studying reed making and uilleann pipe manufacture with Bruce Childress of BC Pipes.
Ross currently works at the Ottawa Folklore Centre where he is in charge of Web Development and teaches private lessons in saxophone, clarinet, highland bagpipes, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, and bodhrán. He is also teaches classes at the Glengarry School of Piping and Drumming in beginning piping, theory and composition, intermediate development, and beginning band playing.
Ross performs with The Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – Ottawa Ceili Band, The Ottawa Folklore Centre Jazz Band, The Glengarry Pipe Band-Grade II, and is acting pipe major of the Glengarry Pipe Band-Grade V.
His students have won numerous awards, contests, scholarships, and placements within Ottawa based arts schools.
He is the current president of the Ottawa Branch of the PPBSO.