Influences: Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, Carles Benavent, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, Greg Lake, Scott LaFaro, Jimmy Johnson, many others!
Influences: Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Howe, Robert Fripp, Randy Rhoads, Alex Lifeson, Paco de Lucia, Al Dimeola, John Mclaughlin, many others!
Influences: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Tony Williams, Lenny White, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Carl Palmer, Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Gary Husband, Steve Gadd, Neil Peart, many others!
I have been performing and teaching music for over 35 years. Performing with amazing musicians on stages throughout the world has been an incredible experience for me. Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York are a couple of the amazing places I have had an opportunity to play music. I just returned from a tour in Lima, Peru playing drums in a rock band, and I am still performing with incredible artists on a continuing basis, playing bass, percussion, guitar, and piano, as well as teaching music in the New York City area.
I am a self taught musician, and I studied music by listening to music, learning from fellow musicians, reading and studying many books about music theory and practicing my instrument diligently every day. When I was 12 years old I began teaching guitar and bass to children and adults in my neighborhood. As a teacher for the American Institute of Guitar in New York City, I created and implemented classes for music theory, ear training, instrumental instruction and ensemble classes which had performances at the end of the semester to showcase their progress as musicians. It is a joy for me to watch my students develop strong technique and gain a solid understanding in the fundamentals of music to become creative musicians. I learned as much or more from them than they learned from me!
Every student is different. I first make sure that the student has a solid grasp of technique. Bad technique results in bad habits that can not only hamper development, but can also cause injury. Then, according to what the student wants or needs, I will tailor the lesson to give the student appropriate materials and study habits to improve knowledge of the instrument, knowledge of music fundamentals, and creative approaches to the material covered in the lesson, which will be expanded upon with each subsequent lesson. Having fun while developing musical knowledge and instrumental proficiency is my goal with every student.
My Teaching Style:
Developing a creative collaboration with my students helps them find their own artistic voice. They will be developing a mastery of their instrument that will last and grow throughout their lives no matter what age or skill level. The collaborations we have make us both grow as musicians and a creative artists. I am always as eager to learn from my students as I am eager to teach them.
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult
To inquire about lessons with Sean, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (800) 417-4620.
- I have been performing and teaching privately and in group settings around the world. [1980 - 2014]
- Barbara Martinez, Smoke Jazz Club, NYC [September, 2014]
- Dientes de Caramelo, Hard Rock Cafe, Lima Peru [July, 2014]
- Pedro Cortes, Carnegie Hall, NYC [July, 2013]
- Javier Ruibal, Drom, NYC [July, 2013]
- Pedro Cortes - "Los Viejos No Mueren" 
- Alex Conde - "Barrio Del Carmen" 
- Caramelo - "Ride" 
- Gerard Edery - "Dai De Cenar" 
- Juanito Pasqual - "Language of the Heart" 
- Nik Kolidas - "Pandora's Box" 
- Gerard Edery - "Two Faiths, One Voice" 
- Hernan Romero - "Tres Caras de Una Moneda" 
- Rafael Brunn - "Puertas Abiertas" 
- Stephen Sprouse - "New Man" 
- Gerard Edery - "Amid the Jasmine" 
- Alfonso Sid Gazpacho Andalou - "Flamenco de Vuelta e Ida" 
- Pedro Cortes - "Flamenco Soul" 
- Gerard Edery - "Sing to the Eternal" 
- The Sway Machinery - "Subway Car Dreaming" 
- Nathan Hererra - "Alegria" 
- John Berentzy - "Votive Light" 
- The Sway Machinery - "The Sway Machinery" 
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