Sean Hicke

Sean H.

Cincinnati, OH
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Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am one of San Diego's top call jazz bassists, and strive to give my students the best possible instruction so that they can achieve their musical goals.

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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 2012

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and have a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader, I have experience in many different aspects of music that I pass along to my students. I give lessons on upright and electric bass, guitar, piano, saxophone, and clarinet. In addition to this, I offer songwriting, ear training, and music theory lessons.


Professional Musician
Aug 2014 - Present
Self Employed

I have done a ton of freelancing in the last couple of years, playing in nearly every venue in San Diego.


Jazz Studies
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
San Diego State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Kiwanis Club Music Scholarship
Aug 2014
Kiwanis Club
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
May 2014
Saint Augustine High School

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12 Reviews

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Juliette J. Aug 21, 2019
Upright Bass · Online

Juliette J. Feb 6, 2019
Upright Bass · Online

Branson J. Jan 17, 2019
Upright Bass · Online

Sean was really on the spot with us. I am a beginning strings instructor, and my son didn't want to take lessons from anyone but me. Not only did Sean win me over with his pedagogy, but he won my son over as well.

Mason M. Feb 1, 2017
Guitar · In home

Patient, articulate, encouraging.

Megan Jan 30, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great first lesson! Got my daughter interested in her lessons and she is looking forward to getting better.

Maddie Jan 25, 2017
Piano · In home


Cory T. Nov 30, 2016
Piano · In home

He was excellent! The kids enjoyed their lessons! They are eager to practice for next week!

ishan Nov 8, 2016
Guitar · In home

great first lesson. very patient and polite

Abby Oct 30, 2016
Upright Bass · In studio

He seemed very knowledgeable and encouraging throughout the lesson. Abby really liked him.

Jeremy Harstad Oct 27, 2016
Saxophone · Online

Adrian Sep 14, 2016
Saxophone · In home

Sean is a great teacher. Very patient and knowledgable.
Highly recommend him.

Jake D. Sep 11, 2016
Clarinet · In home

Sean is amazing! Best instructor my son could ever ask for. Reliable, knows his stuff and absolutely the best!!! Very highly recommended!

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