Sean Hallowell

Sean H.

San Francisco, CA

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Sean delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2007

I'm a musician and composer with a Ph.D. in music and over seven years experience teaching everything from beginning piano to college-level music courses. Above all, I love music and I love to teach! By instilling technical fundamentals and illuminating theoretical concepts, I will show you how to grasp what makes music tick and to apply the insights you gain through the study of music toward making it your own.


Instructor of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2012
Columbia University

While working on my PhD, I served ten times as an instructor of “Masterpieces of Western Music,” an introduction to music history and appreciation.


Ph.D. in Music
Sep 2007 - May 2013
Columbia University
M.A. in Music
Sep 2005 - May 2007
Columbia University
B.A. in Music
Sep 2000 - May 2004
Brown University


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

4 Reviews

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Ajanta H. Feb 23, 2016
Piano · In home

My 8 year old son has been taking piano lessons with Sean for 6 months and really enjoys it. Sean is extremely patient, develops great rapport with kids and fosters a love of music. He is also always on time and very professional. I highly recommend him!

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Neil T. Jan 25, 2016
Piano · In home

Both my kids take piano lessons from Sean, and the absolutely love him! He is patient, engaging , and thoughtful with my kids and really creates an ideal learning environment.

Elizabeth Oct 14, 2015
Piano · In home

Sean got our 5-year-old engaged and excited from the start. She is learning a lot and loving it.

Eva M. Apr 8, 2015
Piano · In home

Sean is a very dedicated teacher and my daughter really likes him. He works at her own pace and tries to instill a love for learning with every exercise and assignment.

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