Sean McGurl

Sean M.

Brooklyn, NY

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Sean delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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Sean McGurl is a bassist/guitarist living in New York City. He recently finished up his degree at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he studied guitar and electric bass performance. Sean enjoys an eclectic mix of music, however, he has recently immersed himself in the experimental/ independent rock scene, performing primarily in Brooklyn. Considering himself a “band guy,” Sean thrives off the long-term collaboration and camaraderie that accompanies playing and with the same group of musicians over a long period of time. He plays bass in both the 7-piece horn driven rock band Civilians ( and the experimental math rock trio Wamena. Sean is also one of the founders of a recording studio and creative space located in Brooklyn. This space has fostered a collective of musicians and bands that Sean credits with the majority of his musical growth.

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Guitar and Bass Guitar Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music


Award in Jazz Music
Jun 2011
George Scharr (Falmouth Academy jazz band director)

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Tom Feb 24, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio

I couldn't really do anything on bass before I met Sean, but he taught me how to play in all types of styles: rock, funk, jazz, slap, and others. Sean is a master of the bass and just hearing him play was enough of a lesson before he even started teaching me. Great teacher!!

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