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Robin Reid

Robin Reid began working professionally at age 16, playing in “the pit” for various musical organizations in Vancouver. Since that time, she’s performed with a wide variety of entertainers in an equally wide variety of styles from latin-jazz to Scottish pipe band to industrial theatrical drumming.

To give herself as broad a musical palette to work from as possible, Robin has studied diverse percussion styles such as West African drumming, Cuban and Brazilian percussion, frame drumming, and marimba. She is equally at home playing ‘western’ music, performing regularly with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Opera, Turning Point Ensemble, and City Opera Vancouver. She can be heard on soundtracks for Disney, Lionsgate Films and EA Sports.

A committed educator, Robin has been teaching percussion at Saint George’s School since 2001, as well as being a periodic instructor at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Academy of Music, a workshop leader for the VSO, and a private teacher. Mostly recently, she has been asked to develop and teach the percussion curriculum at the St. James Music Academy.

In 1998, Robin made her New York Broadway debut at the New Victory Theatre with the “action drumming” ensemble, SWARM, and more recently was one of six percussionists chosen to perform nightly at the 2010 Olympic Medals Ceremonies in Whistler.


This page was last updated in July 2023.