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
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 is the drummer for
The Deep Fried
Allstars. He also fills-in and does session work with various
bands in the Chattanooga area.