Jamie has been playing guitar since the fall of 1990 when his friend introduced him to Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica. It wasn't long after that when Jamie came across the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen. He was totally blown away with Yngwie's precision like guitar wizardry. Ever since then, Jamie has been following players who display a high level of technical ability. Back in 1997, he came across the great George Bellas and while checking out Bellas's website, Jamie came across Tom Hess - a past student of Bellas. Jamie decided to take the plunge and to begin taking online guitar lessons with Tom.
Jamie says: "I've been studying with Tom since June of 2008 and have watched my technique continue to improve and grow as an electric guitarist. I do have formal lessons as a classical guitarist as I graduated from Laurentian/Algoma University with a 4 year degree majoring in music. Since graduating I've been teaching guitar at both the Algoma Conservatory of Music and Algoma University here in Sault Ste Marie where I reside.
My weapons of choice include my newly acquired DC Custom guitar built by Dean Cascione, a custom Carvin DC727, a 1957 Re-issue Fender Strat, a custom Fender Strat and a Marcus Dominelli concert classical guitar. As for my setup I run a Pod XT Live, Marshall JMP1 Preamp, Mesa Boogie Simul 295 Stereo power amp and a Marshall 4x12 Cab."
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