Jamie Holmes has been an active member in the Ottawa music scene for the past 5 years. with over 15 years of experience as a drummer, Jamie has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience playing in most styles of music ranging from jazz, Latin and funk to rock, pop and hip-hop. During his school years studying music performance at Carleton University, Jamie was able to hone in on his musicality even deeper while being taught by and eventually working with some of the city’s top players. While you may find Jamie performing locally with just about any musician in the area, he is most commonly heard with his jazz group The HML Trio, performing funky hip-hop fusion with his power quartet The Chocolate Hot Pockets or filling up the dance floor with renowned blues and rock and roll artist JW Jones. To date, music has taken Jamie all over North America, over to Europe and as far as away as Australia and the South Pacific Islands. On top of playing in small combos as well as large ensembles, Jamie is also very comfortable working in the studio as a session player, working on musical productions, working on cruise ships, composing his own music and teaching. Jamie’s philosophy on teaching is that it needs to be equal parts fun and education. “If the student isn’t enjoying what they are learning, there will be no incentive for them to work hard or practice.” While he does have a teaching plan for
learning the drums, he also realizes that each student is different and has their own sets of strengths and weaknesses and each lesson must be specifically tailored to the individual in order to achieve the best results.
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