Who We Are
Meet the talented staff of Jamieson's Music Studio
Katie was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and has been performing since the age of six. Beginning in 1991, Katie sang first with the NSO and NSYC and later with the Holy Heart of Mary Chamber Choir, a Newfoundland-based world champion choral group. She attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Opera School from 1998 to 2002 and graduated from the St. Francis Xavier University Jazz Program in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music. Katie is the owner of Jamieson’s Music Studio in Antigonish and along with other instructors, teaches a private studio of 80+ students. Although she has been in such musicals as Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors and Rent, she has also directed a handful of Musical Theatre productions as well!
Cole was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and is in his second year at StFX University studying jazz guitar. He played trumpet in school concert band and sung in school choir. Throughout high school he studied voice with Berklee alumni Dunnery Bond. Whilst in high school he ran several musical programs for the school, including beginner ukulele, advanced ukulele, choir, and was principle trumpet in jazz band. Cole also has experience in theatre, playing lead roles in The Little Mermaid, Grease, and Seussical, and has experience attending Neptune theatre camps such as YPCO. He enjoys a wide variety of music, from Rush to Justin Bieber, and is always open to hearing new music!
Jessica Lalonde has spent her life exploring music in all its shades and facets. Raised on Country and Rock & Roll, she fell for jazz during her formative years. Lalonde began singing around her hometown of Midland in small jazz duos and trios, and for her local Big Band and she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University. After graduating she recorded a solo album of jazz and big band hits produced by jazz veteran Bill King. Ultimately the connecting thread between these various musical genres and adventures, has been an ability to express the core emotion of whatever composition she is singing, whether by Puccini, Gershwin or a local folk rock band. This expression is filtered through an open heart and depth of understanding; channelled through a voice that feels as though it may unleash at any moment, but chooses rather to remain grounded; an unaffected purity of tone conveying shadow and light. To learn more please visit: jessicalalonde.com