20th Anniversary Birthday Bash

August 9, 2022

Music Royale had a special birthday this July. We threw ourselves a 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash! Thank you to all of our amazing customers, teachers, and the families who made it an evening to remember. Watch our memory video! Leave a comment if you see yourself or someone you know!

Music Royale 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday to Us! Happy Birthday Music Royale! Happy Birthday to us!


The rain did not stop the music at our birthday bash party!

Thank you to Good News Church for the use of their beautiful stage as our Main Stage featuring The Nathan Smith Trio, Lex Bauman Band lead by student, Lex Bauman, Salem featuring long-time Rock School students, AlexEvan, Avery, Elle, Nate, and Jamal, and the Rock Royale Teacher Band.

From left to right: Dylan ColeDeanna SweeneyJesse McNamaraSara McCluskeyLarz RaymondAbbey Bechtol.

Lex Bauman

When the main stage was getting ready for their next performance, our open mic night stage turned into our party’s Jazz/Acoustic Stage featuring teacher, Race Lerma, the Jazz Royale Teacher Band, and Jeff Tobin and violin teacher, Megan Wetzel.

From left to right: Dr. Evan LynchTim PerdueRyan CraycroftNathan SmithMaxwell Button


There was plenty of fun happening under cover at our birthday bash undercover!

Thank you to the Face Painter with Events by Maddy. There were a lot of happy masks on happy faces. We also want to thank the Henna Artist, HennabyHeeruasa for her beautiful designs.

We have another thank you to Awesome Entertainment for the crowd pleaser activity of the party, The Dunk Tank. Watch our video of our teachers getting dunked for charity. All $400+ of the proceeds from the dunk tank went to the Humane Society of Delaware County.

Our last thank you goes to long time members of our community, a family who has taken lessons at Music Royale for years also has a delicious food truck, Big Mouth Egg Rolls, and they made the food for our birthday bash!


Since opening doors in 2002, Jesse McNamara established Music Royale as a friendly neighborhood music store. The Music Royale team has focused on creating a supportive and positive community for all music students to grow. Many charity events throughout the year are hosted by Music Royale to benefit local organizations such as, Columbus City School DistrictRonald McDonald House of Central Ohio, and more.

Private lessons were only the beginning for Music Royale. Since opening, Music Royale and our teachers have developed many performance and learning opportunities for the students. Check out our Rock School performancesOpen Mic NightsRecitals, & Music Royale Music Makers: Discovery Group Classes for Elementary General Music Students.

Read all of our teacher bios and keep up with their professional gigs by following our Facebook page for our “Listen to Your City” series. 

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Written by Megan Wetzel