Jesse McNamara first witnessed the power of music as a 10 year old when his father took him to his first concert – The Clash. Later that same year he got a guitar and began taking lessons a few blocks from where he lived at Coyle’s Music. In high school, Jesse worked for free as an intern at Coyle’s, learning the basics of music store retail. While in music school at Capital University, Jesse began selling guitars and teaching music at Sawmill Music Center. In 2002 Sawmill Music closed and Jesse opened Music Royale as a music store focused on offering the same neighborhood feel that he experienced at Coyle’s 20 years earlier. Today, Jesse is busy raising his two girls Maybellene and Everly, who also take music lessons.


Musically, Jesse has played hundreds of gigs with many successful bands including 13 O’clock, X-Ray Specs and The Moonbats as well as writing and recording music for nationally released video games and independent movies. Usually you will find Jesse playing his G&L ASAT, Reverend Buckshot or Gretsch 6120 plugged into his Mesa/Boogie TransAtlantic.

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm

Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

480 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065