As a Drummer
“Sean has always been a pleasure to work with.
He is always willing to help others and is very good at what he does. Will
work with him again in a heartbeat!”
"Sean was in my first band
and still, so many years (and bands) later I think of him as one of the best
drummers I have ever worked with, Here is why:
His skills -
Sean has great meter and his playing is very tasteful. He is perceptive and
aware of the needs of the songs as well as the band and plays accordingly.
He is a creative drummer which helped in trouble-shooting cover songs that
were not working as well as opening doors to new ideas for our original
His personality -
Sean has patience. He has a great attitude. Very responsible and
dependable. We rehearsed a lot back then in what was the first band for
many of us. He was able to remain cool, kind, positive and supportive. He
is a true team player.
I would recommend him
without question as a valuable addition to any musical organization or
avenue he would choose to pursue."
"Sean is an excellent musician! I have played in
bands with him and he has proven to be a strong, hard-driving percussionist
with a knack for rhythm and tempo. He has also very effectively instructed
my daughter in percussion. I would highly recommend him, both as a musician
and an instructor!”
"I have known Sean Cloud for many years, and
I’ve played with him in both a rock band and a Christian contemporary band.
He is an excellent drummer. No matter what style of music we play, Sean has
been able to come up with the correct drum part for the
"It has always been a pleasure to play with
Sean because he is such an accomplished musician."
"Sean is a very
talented musician and an accomplished drummer with the Mid-Life Crisis
band. As a fellow band member, I have known him for over a year and
consider his ability as a drummer to be very skilled in providing both
rhythm and style to the drum lines for the band's collection of songs. He
has a musical background that he draws from that lends to his ability to
play any type of song."
"In addition to
his musical skills, Sean is very personable and has very good communication
skills. It is my opinion that in a teaching environment, he would promote
the best in each student and pick up on their individual abilities and
talents. I would highly recommend Sean for any educational program and feel
he would contribute to its success."
"I first met
Sean Cloud as a co-worker. I later learned of his drumming talents when I
was looking for a band to back me for a show. Sean has always been one to
stay on track and professional................."
for playing and playing WELL
is obvious every time he picks up his sticks. Sean Cloud would be the ONLY
person I would want my children to learn from. His dedication,
professionalism, and radiant sense of humor are things we could all learn
As a Drum Instructor
"Sean is a remarkable drum teacher. He's the kind
of teacher that guides your child to be the best they can be. He's so giving
of his time, and always wants to make sure that you have everything you
need. My daughter London has been taking drum lessons there for around three
years now, and she still enjoys coming to her lessons. While in her band
classes at school, she was often used to demonstrate different techniques
she learned from Sean, she had the respect from the upper classmen in band.
I would encourage anyone thinking of taking lessons to see Sean, he's truly
the best, you won't be disappointed."
Orean and London C.
son has taken drum instruction from Sean for several years, and he loves it!
Sean has been an inspiration and a great role model. He makes the lessons
interesting and exciting and always gives positive feedback and
encouragement. We couldn't ask for a better drum instructor. "
"Sean has been a true inspiration for my 10
year old son, Corey. Sean is a very kind and patient drum teacher. His
love for the drums and his students shows in every lesson. Parents &
siblings are always welcome to sit in on the lessons. I believe my son
could "jam" all night with Mr. Sean. I would highly recommend Sean as a
teacher and would vote him #1 instructor."
"Sean has helped me develop good technique and
sight reading which would have been impossible on my own in the amount of
time he has taught me in. He shows a great interest in drums and developing
a drumming persona. He is a great teacher at showing you how to do things
and how to push them farther. I think my time at MIS with Sean has been
money well spent and I'd recommend anyone else that is looking into playing
drums to look him up."
"Sean was my first drum instructor, and I
believe that I was his first drum student. I was 7 years old in 1979 when I
began taking lessons from him. I began playing the drums in church for my
dad who was the pastor, but all I had going for me was that I could keep
time with my kick drum and snare, and do a few drum rolls here and there for
filling in. Sean patiently taught me how to coordinate my hands so that I
could use the kick drum, snare, and hi-hat at the same time! I remember
crying being frustrated with my inability to grasp the technique, but Sean
worked with me to help me be able to play."
"He was very sacrificial with his time. I
remember him giving me sheets of drum rudiments for me to practice during
the week and then going to the fire station where he worked and bringing my
drumsticks with me to play on a rubber practice pad so that he could help me
refine the rudiments he had shown me. He gave me a set of tapes called
“Drum Drops” to listen to and practice, and then helped me play what I was
listening to and help me with my stick work. He stayed after church to work
with me on my drum set and teach me how to tune them and set them up
properly. During his lessons, he was more interested in coming down to my
level and walking me through the instruction rather than just showing me
what he knew and hoping I would catch on. He interpreted “drums” to a level
that a 7 year-old could understand."
"While it is hard to remember everything Sean
taught me, I will never forget how he took the time to share his skill in
helping a 7 year-old boy to cultivate his talent for drum playing when I’m
sure he had other things that he could have been doing. Because of his
investment, I now have a talent that I am able to use for the rest of my
life, and I was given a skill set on which to further build my drumming
abilities upon. Sean in a word—patient."