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About Sean Dillman

Sean Dillman
Sean Dillman
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Rochester, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar
Education: M.A. Television, Radio & Film, Syracuse University. MFA Candidate, Music Composition, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Performance Experience: Has performed from Portland, ME to Los Angeles, CA: either as a solo artist or a member of Cold Coffee or The Lost Pilots.
Teaching Experience: Teaching private lessons since 2004. Has taught courses at Syracuse University and Utica College
Teaching Philosophy: There are almost as many ways of learning as there are musicians. But fundamentals remain the same. I try to find a way to make the fundamentals interesting, while finding the most effective way to work with the individual students, and to bring out their best.

Get to know Sean Dillman

Sean Dillman is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the Rochester, New York area. 

A former lead guitarist for Boston bands The Lost Pilots and Cold Coffee, he has three full-length solo albums, and has performed live from Portland ME to Los Angeles.

As a guitarist, he uses a number of alternate tunings, fingersyle, flatpicking and slide techniques in his interpretation of old country, jazz, and blues tunes, and in his own music, which goes from acoustic rock and jazz to alternative to 1970s’-style Album-Oriented Rock (AOR).

As a songwriter, he has recently written for mandolin, synthesizer, saxophone quartet, jazz combo and percussion ensemble, as well as all of the material for his last two albums (and most of the material for his first). He also frequently incorporates field recordings and other elements of sound design into his music.

He has been teaching guitar since 2004, has taught Sound Recording at the college level, and is currently pursuing a MFA degree in Music Composition.

Sean plays bass guitar with the Rochester Mandolin Orchestra, and metallaphone with the Eastman Gamelan Ensemble.

Sean Dillman teaches at:
3349 Monroe Ave Suite 8
Rochester, NY 14618
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