“Fun and talented music instructor in Santa Rosa wants to help unlock the secrets of music for you!”
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Ages: 5 & up
Teaches online? No
Colfax High School - High School Diploma - 08/1994-06/1999 (High School diploma received) SIerra College - General Education - 09/1999-06/2001 CSU Chico - Music/Recording Arts - 08/2001-06/2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
Visualization, transcribing music
My approach to teaching is somewhat laid back. I don't like to stick to a really strict curriculum because I like to tailor my lessons to individual students. This is because I want to instill a real passion for music. I focus on teaching you the styles of music and songs that you want to learn. I like to teach music theory as it applies to the type of music that you like, that way it's not simply theoretical and can be understood directly as a tool of music composition. Although my approach to
teaching is open, it is very important that you practice at least twenty minutes a day because that's where progress really happens.
I have been playing guitar, bass and keyboards for 15 years. I have played in numerous bands including the Pyronauts, a Sacramento area based instrumental surf band. From 2001-2004, I attended Chico State University where I received my B.A. in Music/Recording Arts and have also worked as an engineer on a variety of recording projects, including albums, demo projects and jingles. I want to pass on to my students the love of music and recording that I have.
In-Studio: A designated music room with recording equipment, music stands, 88-key weighted keyboard, has an extra electric and acoustic guitar
In-Home: 2 electric guitars, 2 classical guitars and a steel string acoustic guitar, 1 electric bass and an electric keyboard
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelindaH student
Sean is an an amazing talent. He is also pacientand tales as much time with you to learn a song or style as you need. I will return to him when I can afford to for sure! Thanks Sean!!!
January 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulL Great instructor, takes his time to explain each item. Always has each lesson laid out in advance.
December 4, 2010