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Sara McCluskey was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio. The second generation of McCluskey musicians, Sara's father Jeff, has been playing bass professionally for over 50 years in numerous acts across the Midwest. Her home was always filled with music, and by age 12, Sara began showing interest in playing guitar. She began lessons at a small music store in uptown Westerville where her passion for playing grew rapidly. By age 16, she was playing out professionally in a 4-piece cover band called "The Eleventh Hour," in which she filled the one and only guitar chair for the band.


Nowadays, you can catch Sara fronting the rock n roll cover band "The Mighty Ikes" (her first band as lead vocalist, 2nd guitar player, and percussion), which has been gigging around the Columbus area since 2009.


When she isn't playing, you can find her at Music Royale sharing her passion for music to customers and students of all ages. She began working for Music Royale in 2008 as part-time employee while working full time for Starbucks. Retiring the green apron after 11 years in 2014, Sara now works full time as the Sales Manager and "Social Media Extraordinaire" for Music Royale.



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