"Just check out a few of the clips on G's website, and you'll see the control and poise of a player well beyond her years... It would be easy to call G an up-and-comer but, she's already there." -DRUM Magazine, November 2015
“The drumming recording for this song, "This Feeling" is performed by 12 year old girl Gina "G" Osmar of the United States. "G" was able to capture the essence of the song, maintaining its feeling whilst adding in her own valuable variations. This will hopefully be the first of many collaborations between this young drummer, with talent beyond her years, and "Banana Nightmare"!”
- Steve Stankevicius, Liner Notes "This Feeling" song release. (Sep 15, 2012)
Don't think that I'm confined to just drumming! I have studied composition for the past three years teaching myself piano and now guitar and learning to write lyrics with a staff member of George Strait's writing team. I'm always available for original, commissioned compositions.
“Audix Newest...and Youngest Artist! An Interview with Gina Marie Osmar... Audix's newest artist is a drummer who is building a significant recording and YouTube resume with solid technique, deep musical knowledge, and a singular dedication to the art and craft of drumming. It may surprise you that Gina Marie Osmar is a 12 year-old sports-playing school kid, but to a growing group of musical collaborators from L.A., Nashville, and Australia, the secret has been out for some time!
- Cliff Castle, V.P. Sales, Audix Microphones (Apr 01, 2013)
“It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Gina Marie Osmar. I have known Gina since early 2011 when, due to her exceptional talent and dedication displayed at such an early age, she was offered an endorsement by Soultone Cymbals. Since then, Gina has continued to be a great asset to our company and a great percussionist among our many talented artists. Unlike other young artists, Gina has been very persistent and passionate to follow her dreams and to continuously improve upon her talents. Aside from her passion for music, Gina has also been very involved in helping those less fortunate and supporting her community and she is a real role model and positive example for others to follow. I highly recommend Gina for the Texas State Artist – State Musician award. I think she is a very promising musician and she will be an inspiration for many such your artists in Texas and all over the world.
Iki Levy - Soultone Cymbals”- Ike Levy, Owner - Soultone Cymbals,
Texas State Artist-StateMusician Nomination (Oct 22, 2012)
"I had the pleasure of meeting Drummergirl G today when she was performing at NAMM.
First, Gina is a sweetheart, and her dad was there helping with gear and shooting photos and videos of the performance.
Second, Gina is really good! And I won't qualify that with "... for a 15 year old." She is simply really good! Great time, and great playing with the right parts and appropriate fills. She slams, but she uses dynamics well, with a very smooth technique around the kit. I do need to cite her age when I say that she's seasoned well beyond her years. I couldn't have done any better on that gig, and she added the kind of fresh flair that I think I've forgotten along the way.
I ended up staying longer than planned and caught 7 songs or so.
Excellent playing Gina, you have a bright future ahead!
Bermuda" www.drummerworld.com(25 Jan. 2016)
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I'm passionate about giving back to the music community. At 11, I raised over $1000 for the homeless...a tradition I continue. I recently gave my first drum kit to a village in Haiti that was playing on buckets and scrap metal as a cymbal.
For the past 9 years, I've refined my technique and musicianship while taking it upon myself to still be a kid and try and make a difference in the world. The result of my labors is a string of successful performances, requests to perform on albums, play for various churches all over the US, along with audience applause and a spot of critical acclaim!
I can say humbly and without ego that I'm not your average musician. Born February 9, 2000, I started my musical training at the age of 3 on coffee cans that my father brought home from the family restaurant.
It was clear from the moment I was born that music was to be my destiny. Almost as soon as my father cut the cord, he was teaching me how to hold a pair of drumsticks and keep 4/4 time. This paved the way for my more formal training and...a real drum kit! At age 6 I received my first kit and at 7 I was playing in the band at a 5000 member mega church. I am now 16 and have played over 600 live performances, recorded in Nashville and L.A., played the Center Stage at NAMM 2016, done studio work with musicians all over the world, and released 2 collaborative songs with a band in Australia.
"At only 13 years old, Gina "G" Osmar has left well respected musicians and producers wanting more and asking her to contribute to their albums. She has played more than 400 live shows and has been asked to be a session drummer for well-known country artists. She is also an Artist Endorser for Soultone Cymbals and Pearl Drums. Gina has emerged as a young artist and caught our eye here at Tom Tom. Don't let her age fool you. This girl rocks!"
- Jenifer Ruano, Tom Tom Magazine (Jun 20, 2013)
Performing, composing, recording, producing, loving people. I have Recommendations from Chris Blackwell (former Robert Plant drummer). I was also a 2012 as "Texas State Artist, State Musician"nominee. Quite an honor!
I am an Artist Endorser for:
Pearl Drums, Remo Drum Heads, Soultone Cymbals, AHEAD Drumsticks and Bags, Alien Ears Monitors, Audix Microphones, Kelly SHU, Black Widow Drum Web, GoPro Cameras, PreSonus Recording Equipment, Tru Tuner, Drum Dial, Drumtacs & TruTuner!