Sean Greenheld

Sean Greenheld

Sean is a passionate, enthusiastic and highly dedicated musician who loves to share music. His musical life includes teaching the piano, as well as performing recitals as a soloist and accompanist. Through these outlets, Sean is able to fulfil his purpose of guiding and inspiring the musicians of the future.

With great success, Sean has recently completed his higher education at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). He undertook the Bachelor of Music Degree (2019) and the Master of Music Postgraduate Degree (2021), achieving First-Class Honours and Distinction, respectively. On top of this, Sean earnt numerous awards during his studies, most notably, First Prize in the Fergal O’Mahony Piano Competition (2017), and the Clifford Hartley Pedagogy Prize (2021) in recognition of his emerging prowess in teaching.

Without a doubt, Sean’s most meaningful work is found within his teaching practice. During his time at the RNCM, Sean completed the Advanced Pedagogy (2019) and Practical Pedagogy electives (2021), where he discovered his passion for the art of teaching. Sean thrives off engaging, inspiring and helping children to cultivate their skills and enjoyment for music making at the piano.

Originally from York, Sean started to learn the piano when he was 7 years old with Heather Hammond. Two years later, he auditioned and was accepted into Yorkshire Young Musicians (YYM). He returned each year until he was 18, studying piano with Svetlana Pinegina and Benjamin Powell. At the RNCM, Sean’s principal piano teacher was Helen Krizos and he is very grateful for her wisdom and unwavering support throughout his time at the College. Also, Sean had many insightful and inspiring piano lessons with various internationally acclaimed pianists, including Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Kathryn Stott, Philippe Cassard, Paolo Giacometti, Bernard D’ascoli and Stephen Hough.

Sean is a reflective individual who is extremely grateful for all the people who supported and who continue to support him on his musical journey.