Adam Eccleston

Adam E.

Portland, OR
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing the flute for almost twenty years and have been teaching for nearly that long. I create a teaching environment that is safe and supportive. Regardless of skill level, my students learn various genres of music and will develop a keen sense of flute pedagogy and technique.
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Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hello! My name is Adam and I'm so happy to be a part of this community! I've moved here from the east coast where I was a teacher and co-director for music programs at a K-8 music school for 6 years. Currently, I'm a director for a music program in North Portland. During my almost two decades of teaching around the world, I've come across many students of all ages with various levels. Many have won competitions and have participated in regional bands. I’ve graduated with honors from New England Conservatory of Music with a Masters in flute performance. I’ve studied in Switzerland with James Galway and in London with William Bennett, and in the USA with Tara O’Connor and Paula Robison. While living in Germany, I studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende in Frankfurt with Thaddeus Watson. With my verse background in performing and music education, I’ve found unique and fun ways to teach students and have them exceed in any of their endeavors.

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Program Director
Jul 2015 - Present
BRAVO Youth Orchestras

Started a new music program for wind instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet and Trombone) ages -8-12.
Teaching and conducting the ensemble.
Music theory, aural skills and music history to beginners.

Co-Owner/Pastry Chef
Mar 2012 - Present
Key of Cake-Home of the Treble Bakers

We offer a unique package combination of cake and music for any event as small as 30 people to 300+ for birthdays, weddings and more. We offer various ranges of ensembles from mariachi bands to small classical chamber ensembles. We cater to your every cake needs and musical desire.

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Studio Teacher
Jun 2001 - Present
Private Studio

Private students of both piano and flute of various ages and abilities.
Yearly recital.

Ensemble Co-Director/Teacher
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Conservatory Lab Charter School

Taught winds and piano ages 6-14. Conducted various ensembles. Taught general music to ages 4-5. Taught musicianship courses (music theory, aural skills and history) to beginner and advanced middle school music students.


Masters in Arts and Teaching
Aug 2017 - Present
Concordia University
Music-Masters Degree
Sep 2008 - May 2010
New England Conservatory
Music-Bachelors Degree
Aug 2004 - May 2008
SUNY at Purchase College
Aug 2001 - Mar 2004
Frankfurt Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


First Aid Training
Sep 2016
Red Cross

Apr 2012
Servsafe Food Handler Certification

Aug 2010
Responsive Classroom Training


Prize winner
Mar 2009
New England Conservatory Concerto Competition
Prize winner
Apr 2008
New York Flute Club Compettion
Prize winner
Apr 2006
Purchase College Concerto Competition


Chamber Music America
Feb 2017

Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

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Teach for America
Dec 2014

Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.

World-Voices Organization
Apr 2013

Our mission is to inform and educate members of the voiceover community and other business professionals about best practices, standards for ethical conduct and professional expertise as it relates to the voiceover industry.

We communicate the importance of voice acting to the public and business leaders, affirm the power of professional quality voicing and recording, and inspire through articles and recognition of achievement and excellence. We represent and advocate for the profession and stimulate discussion of the industry through events, social media and websites.

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National Flute Association
Mar 2006

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Photos & Videos

World premiere
Photo by Adam E.
Paula Robison and I

A traveling ensemble premiering new works and promoting music of all genres

Cupcake Buoquet

Gluten and Dairy Free wedding cake

Leading an ensemble

Teaching in Panama

A few of my second and third grade students
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17 Reviews

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Ralph E. Jan 31, 2016
Flute · In studio

Adam and I hit it off immediately. I like his teaching methods and I believe I will easily achieve my goals. I look forward to having fun and future lessons.

Khadine Aug 13, 2015
Cake Decorating · In studio

Adam was an awesome teacher. He was very patient with me. I love how passionate he is about his skill. I learned a lot from him and would recommend him to anyone. Keep up the great work and much success to you and your future.

Anna Aug 9, 2015
Piano · In home

Adam is a fabulous instructor. My daughter studid with Adam for years. She had learned so much from him. Our family loves Adam and we highly recommend him.

Adrian Aug 9, 2015
Music Performance ·

Adam is a gem--an energetic, engaging personality who brings out the same in others. He is a dedicated, skillful pedagogue, having many years of experience with a diverse range of students, in challenging environments. Highly recommended!

kia Aug 7, 2015
Flute · In home

He was the best instructor I have ever had! He was very patient and made sure I had a strong foundation first.

Rory Aug 7, 2015
Baking · In home

Adam is awesome, he is a good teacher and very patient with children. My kids loved being with him and he obviously enjoyed their company too. Thanks a million Adam!

Ivy Aug 5, 2015
Baking · In home

My kids LOVED baking with Adam. Having seen and tasted some of Adam's own creations, my three children could not wait to bake with him. A patient and funny teacher, Adam explained and guided my children as they created delicious baked treats. Many months later, my children still talk about their baking classes. If you want to help your child gain independence and confidence in the kitchen, then sign her/him up for baking classes with Adam.

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Valencia Aug 4, 2015
English ·

Not only is Adam talented musically but he has a heart of gold. He has the ability to make others feel comfortable around him and is relatable. This is crucial when teaching others. I have had the opportunity to listen to him play in various venues, both in front of live audiences and with children. Each and every time, the performances were spectacular!

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Michael Aug 4, 2015
Baking · In home

Adam's effective teaching can be directly attributed to the combination of both his authentic interest in a student's well-being complemented by his passion for the subject area. He compassionately provides simple and easy instruction which empowers you for success!

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Jennifer Aug 3, 2015
Flute · In studio

Mr Eccleston is a great teacher. He is very engaging, and my daughter loved to play flute with him. He helped her to feel inspired and involved and motivated. His warm and caring personality helped her to grow into her musical self. He balanced his joyful approach with concrete and specific learning goals and skills. I wish he had stayed in Boston so all of my children could study with him. Lucky you if you arrange for lessons with him.

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Jeff Thompson Aug 3, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

Tarrific musical knowledge, excellent teacher, kind and gentil with new musicians, excellent with children.

David Aug 3, 2015
Flute · In studio

If you are looking for a great teacher who is also a consummate musician and performer, then look no further. I hired Adam as flute instructor at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston where I was co-director and founder of one of the top youth orchestra programs in the country. He went on to produce the best flute section I have ever had the privilege to work with. There is not enough space here to list all of the wonderful things about Adam, as a flutist, musician, and teacher, but I can tell you that if you are lucky enough to get into his private flute studio, you will look back and see that he was one of the best all around teachers you ever had.

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Ashleigh G. Aug 3, 2015
Flute ·

Adam is truly gifted at not only helping students reach their greatest potential but also at making lasting personal connections as a mentor and role model. He brings this personal care to his flute playing and exudes professionalism, ease and humor in his work. Adam is a true collaborator in the classroom, in rehearsal and on stage!

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Jenna Jey Aug 3, 2015
Flute · In studio

My dream come true! Finally I got my flute and the best helpful, kind and talented teacher in town! Thank you Adam!

Josue Aug 2, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

Adam was extremely prepared and thoughtful in his approach to teaching. I highly recommend him to be your teacher, you won't regret it!

Adrienne B. Aug 2, 2015
Flute · In studio

Adam is a passionate educator who gives his all to his students. In his. Ability to reach and relate to his students, Adam encourages a life long love of learning and passion for music.

George Aug 2, 2015
Flute · In studio

Wonderful teacher!! Very supportive and lots of fun!

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