Queen's University

Sean Corcoran

Program Coordinator, Teaching Artist (Creativity)

Guitarist and trombone player Sean Corcoran received a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from the University of Toronto, and has studied under Phil Nimmons, Lorne Lofsky, and Terry Promane. He has taught guitar at Etobicoke School of the Arts, Regent Park School of Music and in the Toronto Catholic School Board, and has over 10 years of private studio teaching experience.

Through his teaching, Sean shares his passion for all things musical. By referencing a student’s inherent musical genre interests, he equips students with the performance, composition and theoretical skills that will see them excel in their chosen musical path.  Sean incorporates elements of noise, minimalism and jazz into his playing, and he performs and collaborates with the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto, Sandro Perri and Eric Chenaux. 

From 2013-15, Sean served as Assistant Director for the Banff Centre’s Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, under the mentorship of acclaimed pianist and composer, Vijay Iyer.  Recently relocated to Kingston, Sean is currently the Site Coordinator for Sistema Kingston.