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About The Music Salon

Located in the heart of Madeira, The Music Salon was started by guitar teacher Sean McGary in 2011.  After teaching in music store chains for several years, Sean became disillusioned with the typical approach to learning guitar before deciding it was time for a new approach. And The Music Salon was born.  


The Music Salon offers an environment where students would feel welcome and at home, taking pains to avoid the typical, sterile, and impersonal vibe of most music stores. Students are encouraged to learn in the way that makes the most sense for them instead of being forced into a methodology.


Music is supposed to be fun, and at the Music Salon that's how we teach it.  


Meet Our Teachers

Sean's toured and recorded with the likes of:

Bootsy Collins, David Allan Coe, Freekbass, Buckethead, Catfish Collins, Bernie Worrell

Sean McGary

Owner & Lead Instructor

Sean McGary is the son of world-renowned saxophone player and recent jazz hall of fame inductee, Jimmy McGary. Sean grew up surrounded by music and great musicians. His father played and recorded with legends James Brown, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich and countless others. Sean quickly followed in his father’s footsteps and began playing guitar at an early age.  


Sean has been a playing professionally and teaching for over 20 years. Playing an average of 250 shows a year, Sean calls himself “the working mans musician”.  Sean offers his years of onstage stage playing experience to his students. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Entertainment from Full Sail University.

Sean is currently the guitar player for one of the nations most successful and popular party bands, The Naked Karate Girls Sean also plays is one of Cincinnati's favorite bands, 3 Piece Revival as well as Catalina Wine Mixer band (international tribute to yacht rock) He is also a recording artist and recently released an instrumental solo record.

In addition to working with over 50 students weekly at The Music salon, Sean also teaches guitar classes at Madeira High school, St Xavier and All Saints.


Sean teaches guitar and bass and specializes in rock, blues, funk, metal, and pop guitar.


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