Ross has been playing drums since the age of 14 and has been teaching on and off since 1988. He studied drums with Phil Credico and then Kip Volans. Ross has played drums with jazz and rock guitarist Paul Keefner, jazz bassist Lawrence Shuster and rock bassist Chuck Rice. He was the drummer in the classic rock band Razzle. Ross was also a percussionist with the Euclid Civic Band. Ross was the drummer and percussionist for the local production of the Gary Trudeau’s (Doonesbury creator) musical comedy Rap Master Ronnie. Ross has also done some recording around the Cleveland area. He earned an A.A. degree from Lakeland Community College where he studied drums and percussion with Hank Avellone. He also studied music theory and piano at Lakeland with Dr. Gregory Pike and music theory and harmony Professor Robert Psurny. Ross has been a professional member of the Percussive Arts Society since 2005. In 2008 he earned a Creative Chord Style teaching certificate and has been a member of the Teacher Integration Program of Hudson Music since 2009. He continues to study music theory, harmony and piano with Dr. Mathew Kiroff.