Sean Lewczyk

Sean L.

Herndon, VA
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Sean passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
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:
2015

Anyone can sound great on a piano! Let me show you how.

I am a gentle and patient teacher. My students like me.
I have experience with _all_ ages, including little children, older children, pre-teens, teens, young adults, and older.

When I started teaching, I assumed that many beginners -- especially children -- would prefer to learn music by-ear. Based on my own personal experience as a child learning piano, I found that to be the easiest, most-intuitive, and rewarding way to develop musically.

However, in my more recent experience as a _teacher_, I appreciate how every student is unique and will learn best in different ways, using different approaches and methods. Some of the children I have taught, for example, demonstrated a propensity and affinity for visual pattern recognition. Some children seem to be more engaged when they have something to read. It holds their attention. Also, after the lesson is over, my student would have something to reference throughout the week to remember what notes to play.

I have taught a variety of adults, teens, and children over the past two years. I have a B.M. degree in Music and Technology. Myself, I have played piano (and other keyboard instruments) for over 20 years.

One approach I can take with adult students is to help them achieve a musical sophistication and richness without complexity and great difficulty. Being able to create music that is enjoyable to listen to isn't as hard as some might assume. Please contact me to show you how.

I teach a variety of music -- "Classical" (formal European compositions), Rock/Pop, Modal/Impressionistic (which might strike some listeners as Jazz-influenced Jazz-flavoured) music.
I been working on writing many transcriptions of my favourite songs/compositions. I'd love to share these with you and teach you how to play some of that music!
I'll teach you your favorite songs, that _you_ like best. I've done exactly that for several of my students.

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Education

B.M. Music Technology
Aug 2001 - May 2006
Radford University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is for a beginner to the piano keyboard sound sophisticated, quickly! Follow-along!
The on-screen keyboard shows a "d minor 9" chord.
+ movement of the root notes in John Coltrane's "Like Sonny."

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A fun step-by-step lesson on how to play a catchy rock 'n roll song by Keith Emerson called "Azrael."
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6 Reviews

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Niel K. Apr 14, 2018
Piano · In home

Sean is very patient and knowlegeble with my 6 year old.

Mikayla Apr 9, 2018
Piano · In home

Great first lesson. Sean took the time to get to know Mikayla and what she knows and doesn’t know. He had fresh ideas for keeping her interested and the you tube is a fantastic tool. Looking forward to more lessons.

Nithiya P. Mar 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Sean has been teaching our 6y.o son for a few months now. He is very patient with him , but at the same time redirects our son if he gets distracted. He is easy to communicate with and our son loves learning music from Sean. Really appreciate him teaching the suzuki method which we started off earlier with.

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Defne Nov 10, 2017
Piano · In home

Sean is a great teacher for our daughter, he got to know and understood her needs at the first lesson. The piano had been sitting for a while there and after she started taking lessons from Sean, Defne has been practicing every day!
Thank you for inspiring Defne, Sean!

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Dana Aug 6, 2017
Piano · In home

Sean has been working with my 10 yr old for almost a year. He comes to our house and was very flexible with timing so lessons fit nicely into our schedule. Our daughter was new to the piano and our goal for lessons was to just introduce her to music while having fun learning. She has enjoyed her lessons and is progressing. Sean is patient with her and makes his lessons engaging. He's made sure he's meeting our goals for her learning and told us he's open to changing her lessons as we would like. Sean is a very talented pianist and my daughter enjoys hearing him play during her lesson.

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Chris D. Sep 28, 2016
Piano · In home

Sean has been a great instructor! My time has been productive and informative. We often times find ourselves getting a little over or lesson time because e is so engaging! Can't wait for next week!

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