Rob Larose

Office: TC 126
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x82043

Rob Larose studied classical percussion at the University of Western Ontario, jazz drumming with Roger Flock at Humber College, and Latin percussion with Memo Acevado and Rick Lazar in Toronto. For over 25 years Rob has been a familiar fixture around London performing with numerous groups including: Orchestra London, London Pro Musica Chorus, new age jazz group The Antler River Project, salsa band Herencia Latina, The Blue Water Big Band, Celtic Shift, and funk band FunkINC!! For the past 10 years Rob has been touring throughout Canada and the U.S. with the Stratford based celtic fusion group Rant Maggie Rant.

In music theatre Rob has been in ‘the pit’ for “Annie”, “Joseph”, “Songs for a New World”, “In the Heights” and many more. Most recently Rob has been kept busy as part of the pit orchestra for Mamma Mia, Titanic and Mary Poppins at the Grand Theatre in London, ON.

As an educator Rob runs a private percussion studio in London and has been guest clinician for the Ontario Music Educators Association, The Metro Toronto School board and an adjudicator for jazz and percussion performances in Canada and the U.S. Rob was percussion faculty of the National Music Camp of Canada from 1995-1999 and has written a book on Latin Percussion techniques.