Sean Mulholland

Sean M.

Monrovia, CA
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Lesson Details

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You can expect a personalized plan to achieve your guitar goals, whether they are for playing for personal enjoyment or preparing for the concert stage. As a recent conservatory graduate, I can assist with applications, providing you with valuable insight into the college audition process. My teaching philosophy centers around developing a passion for music through the guitar in a systematic way. My goal as an instructor is to make every stage of development expressive, musical, and easy.
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Sean teaches



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

Teaching since:

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

I currently live in Los Angeles, where I work full time as a classical guitar instructor. My students range from complete beginners, to collegiate music majors and active professional musicians.

I received my masters degree in classical guitar performance from USC's Thornton School of Music. During the program I studied primarily under Scott Tennant of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, along with Maestro Pepe Romero.

Professionally, I am the first prize recipient of the 2015 American String Teachers Association 'Aron Green' guitar competition, and have done recordings for Guitar Salon International, and KUSC radio at LACMA's Sundays Live Series.

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Jun 2017 - Present
Sierra Madre Music

Sep 2016 - Present
Ernesta Music School

Jun 2015 - Present
San Marino Music Center

Classical Guitar Faculty
May 2016 - Jul 2016
New England Music Camp


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


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


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

Performing Evan Hirshelman's '3 Meditations' for Guitar Salon International in Santa Monica, CA.
The famous 'Leyenda' - recorded live at a recital in Connecticut
Recording Session with the Orpheo Quartet

Playing a duet by Sergio Assad; recorded at my teaching studio
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My teaching studio


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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