- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 80
- Teaching since:
Hi! My name is Seamus. I've been a musician and guitarist for over a decade now and am on my last semester of studying music and classical guitar at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Within the past few years, I've had the opportunity of studying with many talented and experienced professors and instructors of classical guitar, notably John Patykula at VCU. I've earned the rank of concertmaster of the guitar ensemble and have performed with the group and solo on many occasions within my time at school. Outside of my studies, I have performed classical guitar for weddings, business conventions, parties, etc. and have an extensive repertoire that has helped me cater to different kinds of events. I pride myself on my classical guitar technique and have been through many masterclasses and lessons to perfect each intricacy.
As well as classical guitar, I also play electric guitar in two local progressive metal bands, Retrosphere and Epiphany. Both bands incorporate technical and difficult guitar parts and have grown to incorporate extensive composition, theoretical elements, and self-production. I've had the opportunity of performing at local venues like Strange Matter, Capital Ale House, Gallery5, and others.
As a teacher, I aim to individualize lesson plans and want all of my students to reach their goals with the guitar and in music. With this, I do try to incorporate as many elements of music as necessary in teaching. This can include anything such as ear training, sight reading, music theory, and technique. Of course, things are flexible and in the end, I just want you to find what you love with the instrument and have fun!
I recently became a mentor of guitar at Passion Academy here in Richmond, VA and have several students to whom I teach guitar and bass guitar.
I've performed classical guitar repertoire solo at various events and locations around Richmond, VA. All employers have been through recommendation or word of mouth.