Sean McGibbon

Sean M.

Austin, TX
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm a NYC based actor/musician currently living in Austin, TX, with over 20 years of playing experience. I specialize in jazz piano and rockabilly styles, and have trained with two Grammy winning pianists, Hank Hehmsoth, and "Asleep at the Wheel's" pianist (and Austin Legend) Floyd Domino. I also have a minor in Jazz Studies from Texas State University.

My most recent work was on the Broadway tour "Million Dollar Quartet" which played in over 80 cities in the United States, where I played rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.

I like to focus on the needs of each individual student (rather than any one single method), and I've found that theory building drills applied directly to a song or goal have had stellar results in the past. When an individual can have fun while gaining a sense of accomplishment, it creates a better environment for memorization, and the willingness to continue.

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Sean delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
January 2008

I'm a NYC based actor currently living in Austin, Texas with a huge case of ADD, that resulted in a background in musical theatre, jazz piano, juggling, and many sports. Aside from acting and dance, I was a varsity tennis player, and competed at the national level for two sports, National Collegiate Table Tennis (NCTTA 2010), and on the U21 National Kayak Polo Team (based in Austin, Texas). I've also been a juggler for the past 15 years (5 club cascade and club passing), and jazz pianist (1 year training with Grammy Winner Hank Hehmsoth, and (in an freak chance meeting, 6 months with 2 time Grammy Winner Floyd Domino). I love all things tap dance and Golden Age Musical Theatre, and have many influences including Sammy Davis Jr, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire.

I love to teach, and find particular joy in jump starting passion in other people for the random professions that I enjoy!

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Singing in the Rain (Cosmo Brown)
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
North Shore Music Theatre

Bucket list role for me. Donald O'Connor was one of the people that gave me a joy to dance, so this was a role of a lifetime.

Million Dollar Quartet Broadway National Tour (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Johnny B. Goode LLC

1st Broadway Nat. Tour of Million Dollar Quartet

Buddy Holly 25th Anniv. Nat. Tour
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Theater of the Stars

Encore's On Your Toes (New York City Center)
May 2013 - May 2013

The Great American Mousical (Dir. Julie Andrews)
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Goodspeed (East Haddam)

Written and Directed by Julie Andrews of Mary Poppins fame. Julie is one of my all time idols, so getting to work closely with her was a dream come true, and a time that I will hold dear for the rest of my life.


BFA Musical Theater (Min. Psychology Min. Jazz Piano)
May 2007 - May 2011
Texas State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2012

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

A routine I made!  Really proud of this one!
Just when you think you're making progress... a Guinness World Record holder appears
Rock and roll piano, and a little Boogie Woogie!
Ol' Satch-Mo...  Playing at a House Party in NYC!
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Million Dollar Quartet

Photo by Sean M.

Promotional shot of me as Cosmo Brown in "Singing in the Rain" at Northshore Music Theatre.  Alongside Tessa Grady and Mark Evans.

Photo by Sean M.

Promotional shot of me leaping off the piano at the end of Million Dollar Quartet.
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5 Reviews

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Aaron Sep 3, 2018
Tap Dance · In home

After signing up for Sean's tap dancing lessons, I was a bit concerned I wouldn't be able to keep up. I've seen his performances, and he is top notch. Starting out, I had no rhythm or skill.

We started out with in-home lessons, and after just 4 hours of training my wife was ready to buy the shag carpeting I'd always dreamed of!

All kidding aside, Sean is a fantastic teacher and a great friend. I would highly recommend taking a lesson with him for any of his many talents. He is easy to talk to, listens well, and provides great feedback. Thanks, Sean!

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Alex Sep 2, 2018
Tap Dance · In studio

I have been learning tap dancing from Sean for awhile now, and the experience has been very positive. He's a skilled and encouraging teacher.

Adrienne Sep 1, 2018
Juggling · In home

In 5 lessons with Sean, I was able to juggle 3 balls or clubs by myself, and pass 5 and 6 clubs with another person! He’s a delight to be around, always positive and encouraging, and really knows what he’s doing! Whenever I would get frustrated and want to give up, he would find a way to fix whatever was tripping me up, and make me feel great about my progress. I would recommend Sean to anyone wanting to learn this skill! He’s also really funny, and crazy talented in SO many areas in addition to juggling!

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Sarah Sep 1, 2018
Magic · In home

I have always wanted to impress my friends at parties with amazing slight-of-hand magic, and Sean is a MASTER!!! Not only did he teach me ACTUAL MAGIC, but I’m actually BETTER than him now! That’s how great a teacher he is.

Ned Feb 8, 2017
Table Tennis · In studio

Sean is an excellent coach and he elevated my game in the first session alone. He is personable and enthusiastic and I very much look forward to working with him in future sessions.

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