Burns Music School

Burns Music School offers the premiere music lessons in Claremont, CA. I offer a customized curricu I emphasize artistry and healthy technique.

Burns Music School has successfully taught some of the most talented and aspiring musicians in the Claremont area. For over 14 Years, I have been a private piano, voice, guitar, music theory and songwriting teacher. Burns Music School offers recital opportunities throughout the year. Coming from a wide musical background, Burns Music Studios offers top quality lessons fully customized for the need

Operating as usual


I was so proud of my students tonight in the Claremont High Schools production of Peter Pan! It was an awesome production and if you haven't seen it yet, don't miss it! Two shows tomorrow at Big Bridges.


Break a leg to all the Burns Music School students competing in the California State Thespian Festival this weekend!


Tonight Burns Music School is hosting its annual Winter recital. We have an awesome program tonight with lots of talented students performing. Come check it out! It's free and open to the public. Cal Poly Pomona Recital Hall at 8:00 pm.


Two of my students were just cast as Jack's Mother and The Bakers Wife in The Alliance for the Performing Arts upcoming production of Sondheim's Into the Woods! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see it.


I had a great time at the Claremont High choir show tonight! It was awesome to see Burns Music School students in all four choirs. Break a leg tomorrow everyone!


Burns Music a School has some really dedicated and talented students this year! Its great to have so many young people interested in Jazz and other classic styles. It's going to be a great fall!


Last night we had another awesome recital for Burns Music School! Dr Burns made a special appearance and the Cal Poly Recital Hall was filled with beautiful music. It's such a joy to see our students progress and get to make music with them. Congratulations to all the performers!!! See you back in August!


I have some amazing students in my studio this year! I have a 15 year old soprano learning the Copland 12 Songs of Emily Dickenson and a16 year old doing set one of the Old American Songs! It's the summer of Copland at Burns Music School!

Alabama - Live At Birdland Jazzclub, New York City, NY, 10/18/1963 06/20/2015

Alabama - Live At Birdland Jazzclub, New York City, NY, 10/18/1963

After the tragic events in South Carolina this week I thought this track was appropriate. It was written in response to the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama that killed four young girls in 1963. Prayers for the families of the victims in Charleston.


Alabama - Live At Birdland Jazzclub, New York City, NY, 10/18/1963 John Coltrane · Song · 1963


Good luck to all the CHS students auditioning for choirs this week!


I have been talking with several students about graphic scores (a piece of music notated with pictures instead of notes, every performance will be different). CHS Chamber Singers is singing the piece Epitaph For Moonlight next week. I did the piece in grad school. Its a nice introduction to graphic scores and a real challenge! It's great to see a whole new generation of singers getting out of their comfort zones. I can't wait to hear the performance next week!


I am playing Sweeney Todd this weekend at Webb High School. The kids are doing a great job! The score is brilliant. Sondheim is definitely one of the most widely appreciated avant garde composers in American music. It is amazing that such a complex and experimental work would achieve such wide appeal. Sondheim truly is a genius.

Welcome 04/16/2015


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Welcome Thanks for visiting, my name is Sean Burns and I'm a Professional Musician and Educator living in Claremont, California. With over 15 years experience teaching Voice and Piano lessons and 8 years teaching Guitar lessons, Music Theory and Songwriting, I offer a customized curriculum to meet each ind…


I'm all about jazz on Saturday afternoons, whats on your playlist?


Don't forget Burns Music School offers free consultations, check out the website and contact for more info. There are still a few select spots for Spring!


Happy Easter and Happy Spring!


Top three songwriters of the 20th century in no particular order...

Paul Simon
Bob Dylan
Duke Ellington


The biggest thing that holds back a young musician is fear. When you make a performance about yourself, fear is often the result. Instead focus on communicating and allow the music to come through you. The fear will slip away.


I was saddened to hear of the tragic events at CHS this weekend. My thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.


I want to tell my students to break a leg this weekend at the California State Thespian Festival! I am so proud of all of you.


Open Music Theory – Open Music Theory

I found this site last night while doing research for one of my theory students. Its a crowdfunded online music theory "textbook." Its well written, clear and well organized. An excellent quick and free resource.


Open Music Theory – Open Music Theory **Open Music Theory** is an open-source, interactive, online


Singing tip: The fastest way to improve your singing is to simply open your mouth.

Lessons 03/25/2015

Pictures of lessons in the studio




309 N Cambridge Avenue
Claremont, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 7:30pm
Thursday 9am - 7:30pm
Saturday 9am - 7:30pm

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