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Sean Perry


BM in Music Education &  BM in Violin Performance from Miami University


Sean is a seasoned musician. He grew up playing Irish traditional music, and competed in various feiseanna across the United States. Sean traveled to Ireland 6 times to compete in the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, the largest and most famous of Irish music competitions worldwide. Alongside his passion for Irish traditional music, Sean also has a deep-rooted love of classical. For 3 years during his undergrad, Sean sat as co-concertmaster of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, and later returned to perform with them on viola.

Sean’s love of performance is matched by that of his teaching. He has taught private lessons in violin, viola, music theory, and piano for the better part of a decade, with students ranging in age from 7 to adulthood. Sean also spent a semester during his undergrad student-teaching at Walnut Hills High School, teaching orchestra classes to students with wide-ranging ability and experience levels. Sean firmly believes that any person can succeed in music. He takes care to ensure that his lessons are offer safety, security, and support. Sean’s teaching is centered around the complex relationships between the mind, body, and music. His teaching combines elements of the Alexander Technique, as well as the Suzuki, Dalcroze, and Kodály methods. His overall philosophy of teaching focuses on mindful movement, for when we understand the body and how it moves, we can more easily understand how to sustainably interact with and perform music.

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