I've been playing guitar for over 30yrs and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14 years old. I've always taught friends of friends and after watching thier progress I started teaching private lessons. I've aslo studied at the California Jazz Academy.
I've performed at every club and concert venue in the bay area and have been in countless bands playing all styles.
I focus on healthy playing and teach all styles from rock to jazz, funk, pop, alternative you name it, i've played it.
What I really enjoy is watching my students progress. I've also noticed how learning an instrument can have a positive effect on education in general.
My 8-year-old son had never played any musical instrument before starting guitar with Sean a couple of months ago. I know nothing about music, but I can see that my son is very into it and looks forward to his lesson every week and to practicing on his own. I feel that Sean is patient and able to respond to my son's needs in getting him going. He is also very supportive in explaining to me how my son can practice (seeing as how I know nothing).
Sean approaches lessons with an open mind and I feel he learns about the student first before he tries to teach. I came into the lessons after playing guitar for over ten years, but being completely self taught. Sean politely showed me the gaps I had in my own learning. He then taught me a systematic way to practice and how to help myself learn further, without overlooking the critical paths. He also showed me things to pay attention to that I hadn't before. Since taking the lessons my playing has improved dramatically. I am very glad I took the lessons and will continue to!
Great and versatile player who sets clear and reachable goals that make a real difference in your skills. I've accomplished more in a short time with Sean than I've done in years alone.
Sean understood the level I was at and helped me improve from there with clear communication and personalization.
I get to know the student a bit first, find out what they want to learn.
Studied with Joe Satriani when I was 14.
Studied at the California Jazz conservatory
Typically $55 per 40min session
by teaching friends and then friends of friends and teaching my son piano and guitar
kids and adults
performed the Rite Spot nightclub in SF to a full house
someone that will work with your likes and teach healthy playing habits.
just a desire to play, that is all that is required.