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.
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.
Grady is a local Cleveland drummer who has been playing drums since the age of 9. He is a Cleveland State alum who studied under Bill Ransom at the school of music.
Aside from being the full time drummer for The Brakes, Grady has also joined Gavin Coe and the Tremonts, Black and Coe, and is currently the touring drummer for Cleveland metal legends, Ringworm. When not gigging with his main projects or touring, he also done various studio and live sessions for local artists such as The Bad Boys of Blues, E.T. King, Leanne Binder, and countless other amazing musicians!
Grady’s main philosophy with drums is to not only be a great drummer, but a great musician and to be as versatile as possible. The philosophy behind the lessons is exactly the same…. lessons will focus on teaching rhythm concepts, and then applying those same concepts to solos, grooves, songs and incorporating all this into a live setting as well.
Gabrielle Dobbins is a performer and full time music major, where she is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in music therapy.
Gabrielle has studied and performed popular, classical, choral, and music theater repertoire for many years. She has even sung at Carnegie Hall In New York City! An energetic, spirited soprano, Gabrielle is involved with the Patricia Lindley Center in Wellington where she has preforms regularly. Lessons with Gabrielle include learning technique through student-preferred songs and building of confidence and stage presence through biannual recitals. Gabrielle is excited to be an instructor at Rock Town where she works with students to not only cultivate their unique talents, but also to inspire a lifetime of joy through music.
Dylan has been playing guitar for a decade, collaborating in several bands and projects, playing everything from country to funk to metal. Dylan’s favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone, & Metallica.
He is incredibly passionate about music and loves to find new ways to express ideas through it.
Dylan also plays drums and enjoys recording & producing music! He is excited to be sharing his talents with the students of Rock Town!
For the last 24 years, Jennifer Ludwig has had the privilege of directing children’s, community and high school theatre while teaching acting, musical theatre, characterization, and other arts workshops to all ages.
As the Director of “Troupe 1422” at Marion L Steele High School, a former member of the Board of Directors for Sandstone Summer Theatre, and an SST Director of Community and Children’s Productions, Jennifer’s greatest joys are mentoring and encouraging students in their passions, assisting them in finding and fine tuning the gifts they possess and empowering them with the confidence to share their knowledge, experience and love for theatre arts.
As a member of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association Board of Directors as an All-Ohio Co-Coordinator, North Area Representative also working on the Thespian State Awards and Scholarships, she is thrilled to engage, educate, serve and recognize the students of the Ohio Theatre Arts Community. Jenn holds a BA degree in Theater and English. Her students have been accepted to the finest university theater programs and have found great success on stage and in film.
Jared has been performing and teaching music in the Cleveland area for over 15 years. Specializing in vocals, Jared is comfortable helping students of all skill levels to achieve a better understanding of music and find their voice.
Jared has taught, performed and excelled at nearly every genre of music, having experience on all types of stages. There is no better feeling than the rush one gets when entertaining an audience, and Jared is excited to share this, and his talents, with the students of Rock Town.
Bonnie Dietlin Bowerman
Bonnie has been teaching violin for over 40 years. She is a retired Orchestra Directer from the Elyria Public Schools. Her students have been accepted with scholarships to esteemed conservatory programs and went on to perform professionally. During her high school years she studied with a professor at Oberlin Conservatory who was a protegé of Ivan Galamian, a renowned professor at Juilliard (Itzak Perlman’s prof).
Bonnie is a graduate of Bowling Green State University having studied with their principal violinist in the falculty quartet in residence. She has performed throughout the years in various seasonal and community orchestras as well as quartets. Bonnie is a nurturing, supportive teacher who guides her students to not only play beautifully, but also cultivate a love for music and have fun doing so.
Hailing from New York, Dee has been playing the piano, guitar, violin, harmonica, cello and bass for nearly 30 years. In addition, she has been a lead vocalist in bands, performs regularly, has been heavily involved in community theatre, and was a vocalist in a Billy Joel tribute band.
Dee also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and teaches guitar at the Avon Lake Library. She is passionate about her students and has a way of seeing their potential and matching them with material that showcases their individual talents.
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