My name is Sean W. and I've been a multi instrumentalist for 23 years! I've performed opera as a soprano, Rock, funk, punk, metal, and Jazz on guitar, bass, and drum-kit. I find being able to accompany my students on other instruments to be an indispensable tool.
I my elementary years I attended a music school. There I performed "classical styles" as a solo soprano and classical pianist. My experience included performing opera with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and smaller "gigs", like weddings and seasonal concerts. I still to this day value my classical training.
In 2005-2009 I attended Berklee College of Music as a Bass Principal, majoring in Contemporary Writing and production. My experience here was amazing! There I was able to use every skill I had ever earned as a musician and expand them all exponentially. Writing and recording music made me a more well balanced teacher. I am now able to help my students explore their creative side as while improving their musical proficiency.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect an individual lesson plan based on their goals and skill level. I enjoy teaching the experienced as well as beginners. I'm easy going but i promise you will always have plenty of material to work on. My goal as a teacher is to provide a most excellent educational experience without being boring.
My lessons are mostly broken up into a few categories which include songs,(of your choosing), technique, ear training, reading, and theory.
One of my favorite thing to do is to accompany my students on other instruments.
I do not ascribe to a set curriculum. I use the Berklee practice method to assist with basics, but no two students have the same curriculum. There will be multiple instruments and a computer at every lesson at my home studio! Technology is an important aspect of a modern musicians education.
My teaching space in Davis is well stocked with Guitar, bass, and drum gear. My home studio also includes a computer that is full of music software to aid in learning.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with drum kit, loudspeaker system with microphone and effects, bass amp, guitar amp, computer, seating for extra people.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide amplifiers, computer, mics. Students only need their sticks, bass or a guitar.
*** Specialties ***
I consider myself to be well rounded in regards to style. In Choir School I was Classically trained. At Berklee as a writing Major I was exposed to jazz, latin, pop, orchestral, specializing in rock, metal, fusion, dance and other higher energy styles.