If you are new to music, let Sean help you turn your dream of learning an instrument into a reality. If you have already played music for years, Sean can help you refine your skills and offer suggestions to rekindle your musical inspiration.
Sean Cleland Music offers a personalized course of study based on students' interests, and specializes in not just teaching students the fundamentals of their instrument, but helping them cultivate a deeper appreciation for improvisation, theory, composition, and song craft. Helping students perfect their chosen cover songs, learn to compose their own songs, understand music theory, access their creativity, unleash the artist within, and put all of the musical "pieces" together into a coherent base for performance (in any capacity) are what Sean enjoys most about teaching.
As an artist, Sean is a 3-time Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaii's state-wide equivalent of the Grammy awarded by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts) winner for 'Alternative Album of the Year' (2019, 2021, 2022). He is described as an "innovative singer-songwriter and prolific performer who plays pop, rock, and soul" by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
$70 per 1 hour lesson
* First lesson is free with prepayment of the first month of lessons (one-time promo).
* All forms of payment accepted.
* Payment is on a monthly basis (all lessons in the month paid for on the first lesson of that month).
* Cancellation policies available upon request.
* Prices include Hawaii state tax.
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- Over 15 years of experience teaching private guitar lessons in both Honolulu and California.
- Award-winning artist (3-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner in 2019, 2021, 2022).
- 5 stars on Yelp.
- Years of professional performance experience, with an average of 20 performances a month (approx. 240 performances a year).
- Both In-Person and Zoom lessons available (you don't need to live near Sean to take a lesson).
- Personalized course of study based on students' interests.
- Any style welcome (both electric & acoustic) (rock, blues, pop, r&b, jazz, funk, folk, singer-songwriter, etc).
- All levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
- All ages welcome.
- Reliable and friendly instruction.
- Flexible scheduling.
- Conveniently located near Waikiki.