For Louise, music is much more than a vocation; it is, in her own words, the perfect metaphor for life itself. As such it permeates all that she does, while in the process touching the lives of those around her in a supremely positive way.
Louise Rose: Composer and Arranger
Louise writes original vocal and instrumental music.
She arranges for large and small choral ensembles, and in any style you can imagine.
She loves to write children's music, for both children and adults: "The ones who need children's music more than children."
She writes small ensemble, big band, military, marching band and orchestral music.
Louise Rose: Performer
Louise Rose is the consummate performer. A talented pianist, vocalist and actress, Louise was formally trained in piano, organ, voice, conducting and arranging. Some of her studies were with Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein.
Her presence and her talent are just right for your occasion . . . Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Standards, plus an extensive repertoire of original music. She'll weave her harmonious web of sounds with her voice and lush piano stylings. The result is velvet and silk. The response is Ahhh!
Louise Rose will perform solo, with her own musicians and/or singers, or with your symphony orchestra. The options available to you are limited only by your imagination!
Louise Rose is an exciting artist. Call or write today to include her in your next celebration!
Louise Rose: Choral Conductor and Coach
Louise conducts the 200 voices of the Victoria Good News Choir. The choir is a community choir in the truest sense of the word. All one needs in order to belong to the choir is the desire to sing.
Her philosophy about singing and about much of the rest of life has been passed down to her from her Grandmother. "You are worthy simply because you're breathing." Therefore there are no auditions.
Louise coaches the Downbeat Magazine award-winning vocal jazz ensemble 'Genesis' (from Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon). She coaches the Victoria High School Rhythm and Blues Band as well as the students in the Applied Music Programme at Esquimalt Community School in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Louise Rose: Skilled Accompanist
She also teaches accompanying.
She believes that accompanying is a time-honoured skill that few people take the time to learn, and that a true accompanist needs to be self-possessed and committed to putting the soloist in the best possible light.
Louise Rose on The Power of Music
Louise believes that music has the power to change our lives.
The smaller part of her belief is that our longing to sing is also a longing to be accepted as a full participant in "community" - just as we are.
In large part Louise believes that, for many, community is found only through singing and that it is as a result of being accepted in a singing community that many are enabled to venture into participating in other community activities, and so risk making community.
Louise Rose: Versatile pianist, vocalist, recording artist, composer, motivational speaker, choral conductor, accompanist, teacher, facilitator and caring mentor.