Sean Faust's Art Of Music

Sean Faust's Art Of Music

5.0 (9)
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing

Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: The idea is to get to know each other so that any discomfort of being around "just another teacher" goes away. Making the lesson fun also helps! 

A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: We're all individuals. Some of us learn faster than others. Some of us take our time. A lesson with you revolves around YOUR wants and desires as a musician.

The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: Somebody as passionate about music as I am, willing to practice, eager to learn, and is patient with themselves.

My influences are: ALL music influences and inspires me. My favorites are Pink Floyd, Phish, Dream Theater, Tesla, Live, Yes, Rush, Grateful Dead, James Horner, John Williams, Alice Cooper, 80's rock, 90's rock, James Newton Howard........this list can really go on forever!

My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:

Skype Lessons are available Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday 3:00 - 8:30 (in Woodland Park)

Tuesday 3:30 - 8:30 Wednesday 3:30 - 8:30 Thursday 3:30 - 7:00

My teaching approach: There is no joy greater than learning a new instrument, playing a song, writing a song, all of the above, and more!!!! 

Seeing my students reaching their goals (short-term AND long-term) is nothing short of bliss!

"Buy cheap, pay twice!"

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Credentials

Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Brian H.

    Sean Faust is an extremely skilled guitar and piano player who can help make anyone into a skilled musician. A very patient instructor and overall, a great teacher, I would recommend his music lessons to anyone who is willing to learn.

  • John Roggio

    In two words, he is a ‘music genius’. Nice guy too!

  • Nick V.

    Sean Faust is a fantastic teacher. From the instant I first held a guitar in my hands almost 7 years ago, Sean helped me lay down the bricks that made me the musician I am today. He made the most often tedious basics fun and simple to grasp, and always made me feel better when I had trouble or hit a learning curve. A one-on-one situation with a stranger for an hour each week can be an uncomfortable experience for most people, but Sean was always friendly, amiable and easy to get along with. I was comfortable with him from the start. Overall, Sean Faust was not only a vital part of my growth as a musician, but a vital part of my growing up as well. Even though I no longer take lessons with Sean, I think back on the days in which I did with a fondness and nostalgia, and we still keep in touch.

  • Kristen C.

    Honest. Fun. Motivational.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always work at a student's pace.  Every individual has their own time frame in which to work. 

I always remind them that this isn't a race.  This is to have fun and relax so there's never a need to get too frustrated.  My only expectations of a student is that they give it their best and have a good time doing so!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The fee for music lessons is based on a 4 week month, however, 5 week months are not pro-rated.  

Fifth week will be considered a FREE/ bonus week.  No make-ups or deductions if a lesson is missed in a 5 week month. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always make sure you know what kind of teacher you're getting. Make sure they A. KNOW what they're doing and B. LOVE what they're doing.

There are "teachers" out there that charge extremely less than professionals because they want a quick buck and aren't very interested in teaching.  They will "yes" you constantly. However, in my experience, there is very little progress on the student's part.  I'm always sad to see somebody taken advantage of.