Sean Arawjo

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 ≈ 11,000 lessons taught over 15 years to students ranging in age from 6-93. Sean specializes in flute and particularly enjoys working with adult students. He's fun, positive, and his students love learning music in various styles - M.M. in Flute Performance, B.M. in Theory & Composition

Sean Arawjo is a full-time flutist, composer, teacher, and podcaster with a Master's Degree in Flute Performance, decades of experience, and a deep love of both classical and non-classical music.

His diverse musical interests have afforded him the opportunity to perform at a wide variety of events and venues including the New York Flute Fair, the Vans Warped Tour, Supernova International Ska Fest, and countless other coffee shops, clubs, basements, art spaces, churches, and music halls.

Sean's self-produced recordings have been featured on popular podcasts including How Did This Get Made,​ The Dollop: England & UK, The Todd Glass Show,​ ​Hornpod,​ ​and 23 Minutes of Ska​.

I strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere during lessons, a safe space where students can experiment with the different parameters that shape their sound and playing style. I also stress the importance of the fundamentals, especially rhythm and tone, while providing multiple approaches to mastering each concept. I value variety and my students enjoy playing all different kinds of music: classical, rock, jazz, contemporary classical, pop, video game tunes, and music we make up on the spot. I can teach you the skills you need to succeed while working on fun music in any of these genres!

In addition to flute, I've been teaching  saxophone and clarinet for many years and I encourage my students to double on another instrument whenever possible. I like helping saxophone and clarinet players with their flute skills, and I like teaching flutists to double!

I love teaching all ages but I particularly enjoy working with adult students.

Master of Music from New York University - Woodwind Studies (Flute Performance) – Graduated January 2011 -
Studied flute privately with Robert Dick and participated in weekly masterclasses with Keith Underwood -
Bachelor of Music from West Chester University - Music Theory & Composition – Graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2009 -
Studied flute with Kimberly Reighley -
I've also studied privately with Greg Pattillo and participated in a Masterclass with Katherine Hoover.

15 years experience in private lesson instruction

25 years playing flute

20 years playing saxophone

18 years playing clarinet

Every student learns differently and encounters different obstacles along their musical journey. For this reason, I tailor my curriculum to each student based on their individual learning style, ability level, and how much time they have to practice. Here are a few of my go-to books:

De la Sonorite by Marcel Moyse

Trevor Wye Practice Books for the flute

17 Big Daily Finger Exercises by Taffanel & Gaubert

Melodious and Progressive Studies for flute

Tone Development Through Extended Techniques by Robert Dick

Basic Jazz Conception series by Lennie Niehaus

The Flutist's Vade Mecum by Walfrid Kujala

Flute Music by French Composers

Rubank Concert and Contest Collection for flute

Winning Rhythms by Edward Ayola

Suzuki Flute School books 1-5

Band Methods: Essential Elements, Standard of Excellence, Tradition of Excellence, Rubank

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