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Sean F.
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Hello! I have a unique background with a varied educational base. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education, a master's degree in Viola Performance, and am now a member of a training orchestra in New York State (The Orchestra Now). I am a patient and caring teacher who is willing and to tailor lessons to students' individual needs and desires. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
About Sean F.

Hi! I am a violist with over 14 years of playing experience. I have performed all around the world with a number of fantastic groups. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Viola Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and am currently in The Orchestra Now, an orchestra training program based at Bard College in New York. I have lots of experience with students of all ages and abilities. I have extensively taught privately, in group coachings, and have even conducted full student orchestras. I always work with students to ensure that they get the most out of their lessons. Lessons can be a lot of fun, but students will get the most out of them when they come prepared and ready to engage. Everyone has different goals for themselves, so I am more than willing to work on a specific plan of what the student would like to accomplish. I love the viola and hope that my students will come to truly love it as well (if they already don't). Music is the universal language, and the aim for any of my students is that they walk away from lessons feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and eager to learn more.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

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The Orchestra Now

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Sean F.
Teaches Online
Learn from a viola expert - accepting all skill levels!
Hello! I have a unique background with a varied educational base. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education, a master's degree in Viola Performance, and am now a member of a training orchestra in New York State (The Orchestra Now). I am a patient and caring teacher who is willing and to tailor lessons to students' individual needs and desires. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
About Sean F.

Hi! I am a violist with over 14 years of playing experience. I have performed all around the world with a number of fantastic groups. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Viola Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and am currently in The Orchestra Now, an orchestra training program based at Bard College in New York. I have lots of experience with students of all ages and abilities. I have extensively taught privately, in group coachings, and have even conducted full student orchestras. I always work with students to ensure that they get the most out of their lessons. Lessons can be a lot of fun, but students will get the most out of them when they come prepared and ready to engage. Everyone has different goals for themselves, so I am more than willing to work on a specific plan of what the student would like to accomplish. I love the viola and hope that my students will come to truly love it as well (if they already don't). Music is the universal language, and the aim for any of my students is that they walk away from lessons feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and eager to learn more.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

The Orchestra Now

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Sean is a wonderful, patient viola teacher. He helped my young daughter master fundamentals at a young age and helped her to have fun while doing so.

Posted Jan 10, 2022
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I am a mother with a teenage boy. My son have learned piano for 5 years, and he decided to pick the viola as the second instrument so he can join the school orchestra with his friends. We are looking for a viola teacher who have the passion in teaching music and can communicate with the teenage boy. Sean was referred by a friend. Learning viola with Sean is a joyful experience, very encouraging, and inspirational. He is strict while cheerful, is quite patient with students, and pay attention to the details. He motivates his student with his life experience. After tried several classes, my son loves him. He decided to go with Sean for viola.

Posted Nov 5, 2021
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Sean is a fantastic teacher! I feel that he tailors his lesson plans just for my needs. He has helped me to achieve a lot and I will be forever grateful that we chose to work with him and not another teacher. Sean is personable, but professional. He always has insightful things to say, and will always deliver these insights constructively.

Posted Nov 4, 2021
Violist
Aug 2019 - Present
The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now is a training orchestra based at Bard College in Hudson Valley, New York. It takes promising young classical musicians and gives them a place to hone their skills and help jumpstart their careers.
The Orchestra Now
Aug 2019
Bard College
Viola Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019
University of Texas at Austin
Music Education
Aug 2013 - Jun 2017
University of Oregon
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Every Child Can
Jan 2019
Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)
This signifies that I passed the introductory course on the Suzuki method for violin/viola.

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