I'm a professional musician and instructor with close to 25 years of experience. Equally proficient on guitar and bass, I've taught at DeKalb Musician’s Supply (1997), Atlanta Music School (2001), and privately since 1990. In 1989, I studied music theory privately under one of the founding instructors at LA’s Musicians Institute, the late Vic Trigger. From 1991-1993, I studied jazz bass under Dr. Wayne Goins at Kennesaw State University. From 2009-2010, I was a children’s Musical Director at Planet Rock School of Music Performance in Roswell, GA. That school was patterned after Jack Black's School Of Rock movie. I taught a rock band of kids aged 8-13 how to play songs as a band, as well as had them play local gigs. In addition, I tutored some of the older kids in different bands privately. Currently, I'm getting ready to teach a one week summer rock camp for Camp Jam.
Gigging around the Southeast and Mid-west on both guitar and bass since 1992, I have performed in a multitude of genres such as afro-beat, rock, blues, neo-soul, reggae, folk, zydeco, funk, and jazz. In 2006 and in 2008, I acted as a live musical director of the Singer/songwriters Soul Kitchen which includes artists Vinx, Gaelle, and Julie Dexter. Over the years I've shared the stage with artists such as Dionne Farris (Grammy nominee, Arrested Development), Van Hunt (Grammy winner), Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Heather Luttrell (INXS Rockstar, solo artist), and the Barenaked Ladies, to name a few; I also performed in the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival. At the present moment, I'm playing in the cover/jam band Like A Locomotive, my own original fusion trio, Sean L. McMorris Group, and performing freelance throughout the east coast and mid-west.
As an instructor, my goal is to expose students to as many different forms of music and artistic expression, to provide knowledge and understanding of music theory, and to help the student develop his/her technique for guitar or bass. I will also teach material the student is familiar with (covers) and share tips on developing guitar parts and bass lines for original music. The student will learn to make charts, understand song structure, and become more familiar with pitch (using your ear). In addition, the student will receive basic knowledge of effects pedals and development of good tone.
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