Sean Cloud

Originally from Southern California,  Sean began playing the snare drum in 1969 while in the fifth grade.  Within a year, he had his first drum set and taught himself to play along with his favorite records.

In Junior High School, he joined the school concert band and began to get formal training in drums and percussion.  In his freshman year of high school he joined the San Bernardino High School Marching Band where he marched in several half-time shows and parades throughout Southern California.  In 1972, Sean moved to Oregon and continued to play with the high school concert and marching bands.  The highlight of this period is when he toured the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia as the drummer with the Brookings-Harbor High School Swing Choir.  In addition to his time spent in the school music departments throughout his youth, Sean played with a couple of club bands and many "garage bands." 

In the late 70s and 1980s, Sean lived in Louisiana and played for area bands and singer/songwriters such as David Simons and Julieann Banks.  He also performed on occasion with the Harmon Drew Band. During this time, Sean also recorded in studios in Dallas, Texas and Bossier City, Louisiana and then onto Nashville for songwriter showcases. Sean studied rudimental jazz with Hines Williams, a Shreveport, Louisiana drummer and instructor. Seanís experience in music has spanned many different styles and venues. His influences came from many great drummers.

It was in 1979 when he first gave drum lessons  Sean was delighted to be able to pass along his experience and education to young drummers with the same enthusiasm he remembered from when he first started out. 

Sean moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1991 and has played with many local bands.  Sean joined the staff at Music Instruction Studio in November 2005 teaching beginner through advanced drum lessons.  He continued to teach from his home studio in Chattanooga.  Sean continues to work with local bands in the Chattanooga area.