This is it. Your chance to make your musical dreams a reality. Founded by local singer and songwriter Jaclyn Bradley, Rock Town Music Academy is Lorain’s premier music studio. Schedule a lesson today with a member of our talented staff. Located downtown on Broadway in an inspiring, vibrant space. All ages and genres of music welcome.
Jaclyn Bradley, founder of Rock Town, is thrilled to have built a music academy in her hometown. With a master’s degree in music, the international singer/songwriter has been a contestant on The Voice of Holland and Ireland’s Got Talent. She and her music have been featured on VH1, MTV, HGTV, Bravo and TLC. Jaclyn created Rock Town with the aim of offering high-quality, performance-based lessons that build tremendous skill and confidence. Her students become multifaceted, technically sound vocalists who receive immense joy from sharing their song. Jaclyn is also a board-certified music therapist who led the largest study in history to bring live music into the operating room.
Piano lessons don’t have to be boring. Richard Olin has been playing piano and keyboard for over 13 years. He learned early on that lessons centered around songs students know and love makes all the difference. Combining technical and music-reading basics with playing to their favorite songs, Richard’s students become well-rounded artists who not only learn a lasting skill but also cultivate a lifelong enjoyment and passion for music.
(& piano, bass, ukulele, voice, and harmonica!)
Wesley Crow is a professional musician from Cleveland, Ohio with over 10 years of live performance experience. A working musician, he plays guitar and sings in multiple bands, namely The Fifth House. An active member of his community, he also teaches students at a camp every summer, creating bands out of multiple young instrumentalists. In mentoring guitarists – using songs they already know and love to inspire them- he also enjoys sharing what it takes to create a band, collaborate, engage the audience, command the stage, and connect to the music scene. While his influences span many genres (Blues, Classic Rock, Folk, Bluegrass and Country), he loves to continually learn new things. He is excited to share his vast knowledge and passion for music with a new generation of musicians!
Dougie Manross is a guitar player / audio engineer / producer based out of Cleveland, Ohio. A protégé of local legend, Billy Morris, Dougie made his on-stage debut with Morris at age 12. Since then, Dougie has made quite a name for himself in the Northeast Ohio music scene. His teaching style focuses on giving students the essential building blocks of guitar playing by intertwining basic techniques that apply to the student’s own musical tastes. Dougie currently plays guitar for country rock band Bronx Country, but he also performs on occasion with Billy Morris’ “Sunset Strip,” among many other popular local area bands and artists. Aside from playing guitar, Dougie also manages Audio Bay Studios, a pro recording and live streaming studio in Bay Village.
Guitar & Piano
Michael Nardini is a graduate of Oberlin College where he studied jazz guitar and played in several bands. He understands that no two students are alike and is committed to tailoring lessons to the student’s unique preferences, abilities and personality. Not only will Michael’s students master their instrument, but they will be guided to find their own individuality and approach to music.
Andrew Mislinski has been playing guitar for 15 years with nearly 20 years of overall music experience. While he believes that chord charts, scales, and tablature are important tools that should be learned, he realizes that learning guitar is ultimately about learning musical shapes. By identifying those shapes in songs students enjoy, Andrew helps his students to not only gain confidence in playing guitar, but also enables their ability to play well in any situation. Ultimately, Andrew likes to incorporate his experiences on stage, recording, and songwriting to inspire creativity and a lasting passion for music.