OWNER AND OPERATOR
ROBERTSON MUSIC LESSONS & ROCK SCHOOL
Before moving back home to Cape Breton - Jamie Robertson was a staple in Southern Ontario, Canada’s music scene for over 20 years. Jamie has performed with many notable musicians such as Chico Sanchez (The Hog Wild Band) - Dwayne Leforme (Aboriginal People’s Television Network) - Dave Wyles (Bobnoxious) - Ed Pranskus (Thundermug) and many others. Jamie has also shared performances with such acts as Valdi - The Trews - David Wilcox - The Road Hammers - Rick Taylor and many others.
Jamie started teaching music and related music theory over two decades ago and has inspired and trained hundreds of aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. Jamie has enjoyed watching his students grow as musicians and develop a deep rooted love for music. Some of Jamie’s students have gone on to have very distinguished full and part-time careers in Canada’s ever growing, talented music community.
Jamie’s music journey began at home where his Father worked as a prominent Cape Breton Musician performing with such names as Rita McNiel, Matt Minglewood and many others. Constant exposure to festivals, concerts and music shows helped foster Jamie’s deep love for music. Though not formally trained, Jamie has music credentials from Arthur Voaden Secondary School, Fanshawe College, The Royal Conservatory of Music and has been honored to have studied with some of the very best Canadian guitarists and Musicians.
Jamie started his teaching career as a co-op student at Arthur Voaden Secondary School’s Guitar Program while teaching privately from his apartment in St Thomas, Ontario. Jamie then took a Guitar Instructor’s position at St Thomas Ontraio’s Maestro Music Academy while also coaching youth bands at St Thomas Studio Arts. Later Jamie went on to develop his own guitar curriculum at Fanshawe College’s Guitar Level 1 and 2 evening programs while running his own private music instruction studio as well as being a weekly guitar teacher on a Roger’s Local Cable Television show. To Date, Jamie still teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass and Ukulele, performs, records and continues to inspire students of all ages and abilities to love music and cherish their honed talent.