Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

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I started playing guitar when I was 12yrs old and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14. I love sharing my knowledge and the great part is get to teach students of all ages. 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. Lessons are held in Berkeley, online, and I also travel to students around the Bay Area.

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. I start off by really listening to what the student has to say and help them to develope a voice through music.

What I really enjoy is watching my students progress and the excitement when they come in with a song they've created. I've also noticed how learning an instrument can have a positive effect on education in general.


Hired 19 times
1 employee
Serves Berkeley , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Zelle



Guitar, Other, Student does not play an instrument

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate

Students age

Younger than 6 years old, 6 - 9 years old, 10 - 13 years old, 14 - 17 years old, 18 - 25 years old, 26 - 44 years old, 45 - 64 years old, 65 or older


Fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, chords, etc.), Harmonization, Counterpoint, Music subjects (notation, analysis, ear training), Other

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

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  • Reviews

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    jeremy B.

    Sean is a really patient and knowledgeable teacher. He is organized with his lessons and exercises which I found really helpful.
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    May 02, 2024


    lisa ramon C.

    Sean isnt an excellent teacher. He covers everything. Theory and songs you want to learn. I am quite pleased and I have taken from a few instructors. He is one of the best!
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    April 24, 2024


    Patrick G.

    Sean was extremely helpful with our lessons, he was very understanding with some out-of-the-blue cancelations. He was also very encouraging and a great teacher.
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    September 24, 2022


    Gatlen C.

    Sean is a very talented, nice, and patient guitar instructor. He worked around my interests in song playing (ie: wanting to play a particular song, finger style, electric vs acoustic, etc.) and loved discussing different songs/genres etc. Worked hard to make sure I had the right posture and avoided many of the bad habits that people end up forming. I wish I spent more time on the exercises he sent me home with. Would definitely recommend Sean! (He also has a cute cat <3)
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    August 27, 2022
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    Zachary L.

    Sean is a great teacher, especially at explaining the connection between complex music theory and popular music. For example, we talked about the influence of modal jazz on blues rock, which is something I had never considered before. Super interesting. Overall, my lessons with Sean were a great experience!
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    August 18, 2022
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    Lauren G.

    Sean is such a talented musician and also a great teacher. I’m loving our lessons and feel inspired to play after each one. Very excited to see where my playing goes from here
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    November 05, 2021
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    Frequently asked questions

    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

    HarvardX: Analysis of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the 19th Century Orchestra)

    Typically $45per 45min session

    I got started teaching friends, then friends of friends and also teaching my son piano and guitar.

    I work with students of every age including kids with learning difficulties 

    Recently I challenged a couple of students with writing a song. The level of excitement and enthusiasm they brought was pure joy for me and now that's all they want to do.

    I would advise students to look for someone who really listens and is able to adapt to your skill level. Someone that will work with your likes and teach healthy playing habits.

    just a desire to play, that is all that is required.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory