Cleveland.com Interviews Dr. Gerald Mearin, Founder of ROCK HARD

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Would his future lie in music or science? That was the decision Jerry Mearini faced as an 18-year-old living in Ashtabula.

When Mearini was a teen planning for his future, his parents wanted him to go to college. He, however, had other things on his mind.

“I liked to play guitar all day,” he said. “I was accepted into Berklee College (of Music), so I thought I would go there, play guitar and satisfy my parents.”