Sean Barker

music performance teacher

Based in
Berlin, Germany
Also teaches in travel
Sean Barker | music performance teacher

Rates: 25€ p/h

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Hello, my name is Sean Barker, I am a pianist/clarinetist from Seattle, WA, in the U.S.

I have extensive experience in performance and teaching with both piano and clarinet, with advanced degrees in each. For the last two years I was a teaching assistant at the University of Montana teaching music theory and appreciation courses, as well as piano lessons and clarinet lessons. Prior to that I was in Seattle for 6 years, teaching 45 students a week, all ages and all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced, professional to hobby players. My students consistently scored highest marks in contests and I was awarded the Graduate Teaching Award for the University of Montana for 2008-2009. I have extensive experience performing both as a soloist and orchestral musician.

I'm here in Berlin to continue teaching and to continue furthering my own studies in this city that is so full of great music. I am a passionate and dedicated teacher and I hope to build a successful group of students here in Berlin.

Lessons are in English, or if you don't mind not so great German I can teach in that language as well :) For now only available to travel for lessons, but hope to have a studio space before too long.


Private Music Instructor

Successfully operated a private piano and clarinet studio in Seattle, Washington, seeing 45 students a week, all ages and all ability levels. Students earned Superior awards at local contests. Parental satisfaction was high and the kids had fun while they learned.

References available upon request.

Sep 2002 - Jul 2008

Educational history

Graduate Teaching Assistant

August, 2008 - May, 2010
University of Montana
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Montana. Duties included: teaching Language of Music, a music theory and appreciation class for non-music majors. Music Fundamentals, a music theory class for entering Freshman students. Piano in Class, a group class for all music majors teaching fundamental piano skills. Clarinet lessons. PIano lessons. Performance: large ensembles, chamber music, soloist, accompanist.


August, 1999 - May, 2002
University of Montana
Degrees earned: Piano Performance, Clarinet Performance Piano instructor: Dr. Jody Graves Clarinet Instructor: Dr. Maxine Ramey Acted as principle clarinet for the University Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Missoula Symphony Orchestra (2001-2002 season) Active soloist and accompanist as pianist


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Rates are charged as a monthly tuition based on 4 lessons per month, paid in advance. Lessons are either 1 hour or 30 minutes, so:

1 hour, one month = 100€
30 min, one month = 50€

Rarely some months have 5 lessons, some have 3, depending on the calendar, but we always shoot for 4 lessons. Recitals will be offered quarterly.

24 hours notice is required for cancelations. Cancelations with notice can be rescheduled, refunds are not offered. Of course special circumstances can always be taken into account.

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