Sean Lewczyk

Sean L.

Herndon, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach children, teens, and adults using a variety of music and and methods. I teach keyboard harmony and music theory, as well as by _ear_. I'll happily answer your questions.

I am patient and accomodating to my students. I draw on a diverse body of repretoire and experience.

Exactly what I teach, and how quickly we progress varies from student-to-student.

I have a B.M. degree in Music Technology.

About Sean L.

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 four 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 many of my students how to play their favourite songs.
This includes simple melodies that little children like, as well as teenagers and adults ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Killing Me Softly" and "Misty", for example).
Lately, I have been teaching a teenage girl some of _her_ favourite songs, like "Redbone" by Childish Gambino, "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton (her biggest hit), a famous Adele song, "Slipping through my Fingers" by Abba (she had seen the _Mama Mia_ movie).

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.

Much of the value that I provide in each lesson is that I travel to the residences of my clients. I am _not_ metered by-the-minute. Lesson times are just mere guidelines for scheduling (and billing) purposes. Pre-designated time slots like 30 minutes are somewhat arbitrary (for example, a difference between 30 minutes and 33, or 36 minutes). Every student is different. What is important is the musical content and progress that my student makes.

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Christian
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Our first session with Sean went very well. My kids are looking forward to the next session!

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Scott C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

This was our first lesson with Sean for our 7 year-old (her first lesson too).

Posted Dec 29, 2019
Mehrshad
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very friendly, comfortable, and great teacher. Learn concepts easily, perfect self-crafted material and great at teaching and fixing your errors.

Posted Dec 1, 2019
Eric N.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Best instructor! Thank you Mr Sean

Posted Apr 28, 2019
who
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Is it possible for _anyone_ to visit this teacher's profile, and leave a review?
If you are reading this, then, the answer is _Yes_ !

Posted Apr 13, 2019
Sasha B.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sean is very attentive and patient with my 5&8 yr old kids.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Hansen A.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Mr Sean is a good teacher. My children have been taking classes for a month and we're happy to have him. I definitely refer him.

Posted Nov 15, 2018
hanah
Profile-location-home Student's Home

sean is very soft spoken and patience, I really like his style of teaching.

Posted Sep 4, 2018
Ethan S.
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Sean comes to my home to teach my 7 years old son piano lessons. That saved me a lot time commuting. He is always on time and patient. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 24, 2018
Niel K.
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Sean is very patient and knowlegeble with my 6 year old.

Posted Apr 14, 2018
Mikayla
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Apr 9, 2018
Nithiya P.
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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.

Posted Mar 30, 2018
Defne
Profile-location-home Student's 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!

Posted Nov 10, 2017
Dana
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Aug 6, 2017
Chris D.
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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!

Posted Sep 28, 2016

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Education

B.M. Music Technology
Aug 2001 - May 2006

Radford University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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