dreamer of dreams.
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy
Ronan Jeannotte was a musician at his core. As a child, he ranked guitarists the way other children compare superheroes or quarterbacks. He tied every school assignment he could back to the subject of music. And on stage, he was unabashedly himself: exuberant, joyful, creative, connecting.
Ronan inspired us every day with his passion, fearlessness, and the perseverance he put toward his dream of moving to Los Angeles to become a music producer.
LLRJ: Long Live Ronan Jeannotte
Super nova. Chameleon. Dream-weaver.
Ronan was a talented musician and songwriter, a dreamer, and a kind and gentle soul who loved his family and friends. He worked hard at what he loved, putting in countless hours to achieve his dream.
By choice, teenage Ronan missed many nights out with friends because he was hard at work on a song or a beat or the lyrics that took up so much space in his head. He invested his time in music lessons, production seminars, and marketing to talented artists who eventually became his collaborators.
In September 2021, we lost Ronan at age 17 to addiction. He had just begun his senior year at Maynard (MA) High School. He leaves behind a legacy of passion, grit, and absolute fearlessness.
The Jeannotte Family (l-r): Allison, Ronan, Abby, and Seth (2021)
“Ronan will always inspire me with his passion, fearlessness, kindness, love for his family and friends, and gregarious personality."
Music mentor and collaborator
“’I'll always remember his passion, drive, and dedication. Ronan's love for music and playing guitar was contagious and inspirational."
Music instructor and mentor
“He was beautiful, comical and courageous. Ronan taught me more than I taught him.”