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Guitar Lessons

Music Royale offers guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and banjo lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians. We provide private, one on one classes for most styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, classical, bluegrass and country. Whether you are an adult, a child, a complete beginner, a serious musician or someone just looking to develop a fun hobby, we can help you. At Music Royale, our lessons are customized to help achieve personal musical goals. We believe that anyone with a passion for music should have an opportunity to play, including students with physical disabilities or special needs. Every student is unique and your lessons should be too. We are located in Powell, close to Dublin, Worthington, Lewis Center and Delaware Ohio


If you have had lessons in the past or have tried online videos and you still are not reaching your musical goals, we have a teacher for you. All of our instructors are professional musicians with experience as performers, in the studio and in the lesson room. We offer many performance opportunities for students, including recitals, open mic nights and our Rock School program. Music Royale understands that life happens outside of music, which is why lessons are scheduled from month to month. Our rates are very competitive and there are no long term contracts to sign, so, if something comes up, you are not obligated to continue. We will always welcome back any student who wants to get started again. Since opening in 2002, we at Music Royale have taught thousands of musicians. Many of our former students have gone on to music school, perform in bands, work in recording studios and become professional musicians themselves.


Music Royale is an independent music store owned and operated by local, professional musicians. We are located in Powell, Ohio at the intersection of Sawmill Parkway and Powell Road, just minutes from Columbus, Worthington, Dublin and Delaware. We are easy to find and have plenty of parking. Please check out the bios and videos of our guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and banjo instructors below.



Dylan Cole - guitar, beginner ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio


Dylan Cole, guitar instructor at Music Royale, Powell, Delaware, Columbus, Ohio, lessons, sales, rentals, repairs, Mesa/Boogie, Taylor, Breedlove, Orange Amps, Amplifiers, EarthQuaker Devices

Dylan was born in Columbus and was raised in Lewis Center, Ohio. He began taking guitar lessons at Music Royale in 2006. He developed a passion for playing guitar by participating in multiple Rock School workshops. After graduating high school Dylan attended the Recording Workshop in Massieville, Ohio. Once he completed the CORE program he moved to Los Angeles to attend The Musicians Institute to study Guitar Performance and Audio Engineering.


Dylan received an Associates Degree in Guitar Performance and Audio engineering in 2014 and then moved back to Columbus to start his career in the music industry. In 2015, Dylan began teaching guitar lessons at Music Royale and later that year Dylan was also hired on as a Sales Associate.


Outside of his music career, Dylan enjoys spending as much outdoors as possible. Hiking, backpacking, camping, and boating are among his favorite activities.



Scott Edwards, guitar, ukulele, bass, music lessons instructor at Music Royale, Powell, Columbus, Ohio - NAMM Top 100 Dealer, Delaware County, repairs, lessons, sales, rentals, Mesa/Boogie, Taylor, Breedlove

Scott Edwards - guitar, ukulele, bass music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Scott attended The Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California, graduating with diplomas from The Guitar Institute Of Technology and The Recording Artist Program. With over 21 years of experience, Scott has performed throughout the country including local bands Target and Runaway Train.


Stylistically, Scott favors rock, blues, and fusion, and is well versed in music theory and vocal performance.


Scott enjoys teaching students of all ages and skill levels, incorporating a curriculum to accomodate the individual needs of each student. He stresses that the most important part of making music is using your ears (not just your fingers!) and focuses on the challenges encountered by the student as an artist in a "real world" performance situation.






Dean Inboden - guitar, banjo music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Dean is an experienced musician who has been playing guitar for over thirty five years. In that time, he has performed with members from Lawrence Welk including Dick Dale, Jackie Martin, the Texas Troubadours, the Hager Twins, and Kenny Price among others. For the past twenty years, Dean has taught in various locations around Columbus and is able to teach most styles of music to any age or experience level. When Dean isn't in the teaching studio, he can be found at Rome Recording where he has been an engineer and studio musician for over seventeen years.




Jesse McNamara - guitar, bass, ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Jesse McNamara - guitar, bass, ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale, Powell, Columbus, Ohio - NAMM Top 100 Dealer, Delaware County, repairs, lessons, sales, rentals, Mesa/Boogie, Taylor, Breedlove

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.





Mike Shoaf - bass, guitar music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Mike has been playing professionally for 37 years. His professional experience includes three years as a studio player in Los Angeles recording for demos, commercials and masters; signing with RCA, Buddha and Mercury Records; and performing onstage with national acts such as The Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys, King Crimson and The Drifters.


Mike's performances have taken him to over 30 states and abroad. He has been teaching bass to students for over 13 years.




Nathan Smith - bass, guitar, mandolin music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Nate Smith - bass, guitar, mandolin  music lessons instructor at Music Royale, Powell, Columbus, Ohio, Delaware, Westerville, Worthington, repairs, lessons, sales, rentals, Mesa/Boogie, Taylor, Breedlove

Nathan is an accomplished musician who performs in numerous bands and music ensembles in Columbus. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Jazz Performance, where he studied under Dr. Paul Robinson and Andy Woodson.


Nathan has extensive background in many different styles of music. He has toured with the OSU jazz ensemble in Europe, plays with local jazz and rock musicians, and plays regularly with the Westerville Symphony Orchestra. In keeping with his varied musical history, Nathan teaches guitar, bass and acoustic bass and mandolin.


Nathan adopts a curriculum that incorporates the essentials of a musical education, while simultaneously catering to the student's personal interests. His experience in jazz, rock and classical music facilitates a broad understanding of music that serves to reinforce the educational experience. Nathan also teaches the popular Rock School class, helping students experience what being a professional musician is really like.




Phil Smith - guitar, ukulele, bass music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Phil Smith - guitar, ukulele, bass music lessons instructor at Music Royale in Powell, Ohio, Columbus, Delaware, Worthington, Mesa/Boogie, Taylor, Orange Amps, Amplifiers, Souldier Straps, Breedlove, sales, guitars

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Deanna Sweeney - voice, guitar music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Deanna Sweeney has been a widely recognized name in the Central Ohio music community by both musicians and music fans alike for over 20 years. She grew up in a family of musicians and was heavily influenced by the roots oriented music they would play. Since then, she has developed a love for a variety of different styles such as rock, blues, country and jazz. Her career began as a vocalist and co-founder of the popular cover band Kokomo Jo. She was also the co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the rock band No Such Fate, whose self titled CD received excellent reviews. Aaron Beck of the Columbus Dispatch calls Deanna a "singer with skill, passion and a confidence lacking in most voices. Anyone remember Black Velvet singer Alanna Myles? Deanna Sweeney's voice recalls that early '90s powerhouse..."


Currently, Deanna sings, plays guitar, spends time in the recording studio, and performs on a regular basis throughout the mid-west with a variety of different groups, including the popular country band Jacked Up, who has shared the stage recently with some of Nashville's hottest new country music stars.






Ron Brozska - guitar, ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Ron Brozska - guitar, ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio, Columbus, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Westerville, taylor, mesa/boogie, guitars, breedlove, seagull, lessons, band, instrument, rentals, repairs, sales

Greg Sharp - guitar, ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio

Greg Sharp - guitar, ukulele music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio, Columbus, taylor, guitars, lessons, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, mesa, boogie, amps, amplifiers, orange, earthquaker, devices

Jeff Ward - guitar music lessons instructor at Music Royale - Powell, Ohio



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