Sean

Imagine Music Teacher Since 2015

Specializing in:
Drums, Percussion, Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Percussion Syllabus and Beginner Piano

In-home and Studio (Capitol Hill NW)

Sean’s B.Mus. in percussion performance combined with orchestral and band experience equips her as a perfect teacher for drum / percussion lessons.

She graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance. Sean has also expanded her skill through education courses at the UBC  in conducting and brass/percussion, the Alan Abel Percussion Seminar at Temple University, PRISMA, and the Contemporary Percussion Intensive in North Vancouver.

An experienced principal percussionist Sean has played with many large and chamber ensembles including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver Bach Choir, Theatre Under the Stars, and the Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy Wind Ensemble, as well as, several UBC large and chamber ensembles.

Experienced Drum and Percussion Clinician

Working with the after school program called Philkids, Sean teaches beginners and young children through the Calgary Philharmonic OrchestraSean teaches musicianship, instrument classes and Bucket Band ensemble to these children, many of whom have never had a musical experience before the program.(https://calgaryphil.com/education/philkids/)

She loves to share her performance experience and teaches percussion clinics for band students. She has taught for many years every summer as the Percussion Coach at the UBC Summer Music Institute.

Sean played on the drum set in several summer jazz and honours programs and rock-based theatre shows.

Sean’s Approach to Music Lessons

  •  Lessons are as much an opportunity for the teacher to learn as the student. Sean promises to continue learning to be a better musician (and teacher!) just as she expects of her students.
  • Rhythm and technique form the foundation on which you execute your musical ideas. It is essential to develop this foundation early and strengthen it often.A

 Sean at Owen Pallett’s show with CPO. This was part of the Sled Island Music Festival in June. Sean played drum set as well as orchestral percussion in the show.

Sean B. CPO performance