Sean is available for private lessons on Saturdays & Sundays at his location downtown. There is convenient parking directly across from his apartment complex at the Chinese Cultural Center.

The cost per one hour lesson is $60, with payment due on the first lesson of the month.

Sean has over 5 years of experience teaching private guitar lessons in Honolulu, and more years if you take into account his time at GuitarSounds' teaching studio in California. He has played guitar for 17 years in a variety of performing bands spanning many genres. Sean studied music with private instructors for most of these years while also taking many college-level music performance and theory classes. He is currently performing as a solo artist and in many bands around Honolulu.

Many students want to learn their favorite songs without the accompanying technique practice, and that is possible if that is your intent. With that in mind, Sean does stress learning the fundamentals of guitar technique because a solid foundation in musicianship will make future learning much more enjoyable. The goal is to become a well-rounded and flexible musician that is able to:

1) Utilize pool of various techniques to play in a variety of musical genres.
2) Play written music in a variety of formats (standard notation, TAB, chord charts, lead sheets).
3) Play music aurally (i.e. non-written) through knowledge of the fretboard and a healthy dose of ear training.
4) Write (and be able to dictate to other musicians) your own original music that is unique to your own tastes.
5) Develop a life-long love and passion for the guitar, and more importantly, music in general!

Serviced Areas

  • Honolulu, Oahu

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, PayPal, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Sean Cleland
  City Honolulu, HI
  Zip Code 96817
  Address 60 N. Beretania St., #2007
  Phone Number (949) 697-3026

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Sean Cleland


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Providing high-quality and friendly private guitar instruction in the Hawaii Kai area. With a convenient location (that is also near Aina Haina, Niu Valley, and Kahala) , flexible times, and personalized courses of study based on student's interests, Sean Cleland Music provides a fun and exciting way to learn guitar!

Customer Testimonials

"Very patient, very kind, very well groomed communication skills."

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Sean Cleland presents a unique music selection that is perfect for your next event or wedding. Sean is a Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist based out of Honolulu, Hawai'i. Described as an "innovative singer-songwriter and prolific performer who plays pop, rock, and soul" by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, his music can in one moment be introspective and refined, and in the next, fiery and emotional. Blending together a hooky pop-songwriting aesthetic with the raw emotion of his electric guitar, Sean traverses and synthesizes the frenetic passion of rock and blues with the sultry sounds of r&b, jazz, and soul.