Sean Mulholland

Sean M.

Pasadena, CA
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About

Sean delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 9+

Teaching since:
2008

Welcome, I'm Sean and I'm excited to get started on your personalized lesson package!

I currently live in Los Angeles, where I just received my masters degree in classical guitar performance from USC's Thornton School of Music. Through the program I had the opportunity to study with Scott Tennant of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, along with maestro Pepe Romero. Recently I was awarded first prize at the 2015 American String Teachers Association 'Aron Green' guitar competition, and have done recordings for Guitar Salon International, KUSC radio at LACMA's Sundays Live Series, and soundtracks for documentaries such as 'Revolution Food.' Now that I have completed my degree program I am eager to start teaching and performing more regularly. I have enjoyed teaching consistently for the past 8 years, which has ranged from Kindergarten classrooms to one on one college level instruction.

I started teaching guitar at the local music store when I was in High School. After graduating I went to The Hartt School in Connecticut to study classical guitar where I had the opportunity to teach non-majors in my program. During the summers I worked as a music director for an arts camp in East Hampton, NY. This job included a great deal of teaching kids who were total beginners how to not only play an instrument, but play in group settings with each other. I then moved to Los Angeles for my masters degree in classical guitar at USC. Through USC I worked for their community outreach program, teaching classroom guitar to middle school students and general music for kindergarten through third grade classes. Alongside this I began teaching at a music center in San Marino on the weekends, which I still currently teach at. This June and July I will also be traveling to Maine to serve as guitar faculty at the New England Music Camp.

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Experience

Classical Guitar Faculty
May 2016 - Present
New England Music Camp

Instructor
Jun 2015 - Present
San Marino Music Center

Education

Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Southern California: Thornton School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Hartford: Hartt School of Music

Awards

Classical Guitar Ensemble Award
May 2016
Thornton School of Music
First Place
Feb 2015
ASTA Aron Green Guitar Competition

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2015

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Guitar Foundation of America
Jan 2015

Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

Photos & Videos

Welcome video
Performing Evan Hirshelman's '3 Meditations' for Guitar Salon International in Santa Monica, CA.
The famous 'Leyenda' - recorded live at a recital in Connecticut
Photo by Sean M.

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Photo by Sean M.

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Recording Session with the Orpheo Quartet

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2 Reviews

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David Jan 6, 2017
Classical Guitar · Online

Sean is a talented and knowledgeable musician who has a thoughtful approach to teaching. He is a positive and encouraging force in a lesson; he will make you feel proud of what you've done and eager to continuing learning to play.

Christian C. May 26, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio

Sean is a great instructor. I frequently use him as a substitute for my students and they all enjoy taking lessons with him.

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