Jesse McNamara

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukelele, Bass

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 at Coyle’s Music a few blocks from where he lived in Columbus. 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 playing music and 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, The Digs and The Moonbats as well as writing and recording music for nationally released video games and independent movies. In addition to teaching private lessons, Jesse runs Music Royale’s Rock School program, which puts students into a real band and has them perform in a professional environment.