Sean Thrower is a guitarist with interest and versatility in an eclectic mix of playing styles and genres, which has led him to perform in a wide variety of settings and venues across the world. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the University of Georgia where he studied classical guitar with renowned pedagogue, John Sutherland (a protégé of Andrés Segovia) and founding member of the Georgia Guitar Quartet, Dr. Philip Snyder.
During his collegiate studies, Sean had the privilege to study jazz under Steve Dancz, perform as a solo guitarist with the UGA Symphony Orchestra, and perform in masterclasses for multiple Grammy winning artists. While achieving his master’s degree, Sean held a teaching assistant position and taught the guitar methods course at UGA. Upon request, he performed for his own graduation convocation to an audience of his fellow professors, graduating classmates, and all of their invited guests. Throughout his career, he has also received tutelage from jazz instructors Trey Wright and Dave D’Angelo, as well as classical instructors Terry Cantwell and Mary Akerman.
As an author and composer, Sean has written and published three music books. Another outlet for his writing started in 2017 when he founded Guitar Ramble, now an LLC which he runs with his long-time band mate and business partner, Sam Green. Guitar Ramble is a website dedicated to fostering a greater connection amongst guitarists from all styles and genres that have interest in broadening their creative and technical musical pursuits. Posts include lessons, gear reviews, music articles, and other guitar related content.
As an instructor, Sean has taught many students through his own studio and various institutions. In 2015, he founded the Rome Guitar Institute in Rome, Georgia, where he has instructed students of all ages on electric, acoustic, and classical guitar, as well as bass guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. Currently, he is on staff at Berry College and Kennesaw State University.