Sérgio Coelho

Sérgio C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a Master degree in clarinet performance from USC where I studied with Mr. Yehuda Gilad. I teach students at all levels.
I have studied with some of the best clarinet teachers in the world and I have developed innovative and fun techniques that makes the process of learning clarinet very fun and easy.
I focus on the student needs like band music, orchestral music, solo clarinet music for ABRAM/CM test or competitions.
Some of my students have won prestigious competitions and won auditions to play in bands and orchestras in Los Angeles.
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Sérgio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Sérgio is a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area and the principal clarinet of the American Youth Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly with orchestras such as Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Debut Orchestra and Downy Symphony. He was selected to be a substitute for the New World Symphony Orchestra and Runner-up for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Lead by passion by motion pictures, he recorded for some movies and television shows such as the Netflix show “Chefs Table”. Sérgio demonstrates a great passion for new music.
Sérgio made appearances with the National Repertory Orchestra Festival and plays regularly with the Eastern Sierra Symphony Festival.

As a soloist he had the opportunity to perform a solo with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra and the USC Symphony Orchestra. About Sérgio’s performance, Chad Lonski from the “Daily Trojan Newspaper” (Los Angeles, CA) described his interpretation of the Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto stating that, “Coelho’s performance was superb, to say the least, showcasing the heights of clarinet proficiency and taking the clarinet to its limits.”

Recently Sérgio become a fellow of the “Latin Grammy Awards Foundation”.
Sérgio holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Clarinet Instructor
Jan 2016 - Present
Hayfield Conservatory of Music

Instruct clarinet students from all levels and ages. In addition to teaching standard solo, orchestral repertoire and good instrumental techniques some of his responsibilities include holding sectional rehearsals, committee work and planning engaging activities with the community. I also help the students to find music programs that suits the student’s needs and help them for their entrance auditions.

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Clarinet Instructor
Feb 2016 - Oct 2016
Spring School of Music

Instruct clarinet students from all levels and ages. In addition to the clarinet teaching some of his responsibilities include committee work and students recruitment. I also help the students to find music programs that suits the student’s needs and help them for their entrance auditions.

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Clarinet and theory instructor
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Escola das Artes do Alentejo Litoral

Instruct woodwind, brass and string chamber music groups in weekly coachings. Emphasizing on the fundamentals of ensemble playing he was responsible for creating engaging programs and concerts for the community.
Teaching weekly private clarinet lessons.
Teaching music theory and aural skills classes.

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Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
University of Southern California
Graduate Certificate
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Southern California
Bachelor Degree in Clarinet and Orchestra Performance
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
National Academy of Advanced Orchestra Studies


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


1st Prize Winner - American Youth Symphony Concerto Competition
Apr 2018
American Youth Symphony
- Finalist of the 2018 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition
Mar 2018
Burbank Symphony Orchestra
1st Prize Winner, University of Southern California Concerto Competition
Jan 2015
University of Southern California
2nd Prize Winner, Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition
Jan 2014
Pasadena Showcase House of Arts
1st Prize Winner, Inatel Prize
Jan 2013
National Academy of Advanced Orchestra Studies
3rd Prize Winner, 8th Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition
Jul 2012
Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition

Photos & Videos

Mozart Clarinet Concerto - II movement

USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra
Carl St. Clair - Conductor
Sérgio Coelho - Soloist
Weber - Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Sérgio Coelho, clarinet
Seonmi Lee, piano
Three solo pieces for solo clarinet - Igor Stravinsky - II movement
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Jenny Yoon Jul 13, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

I have been working with Mr. Coelho for a long time now, working on solo pieces, excerpts, etudes, and clarinet exercises. He is an excellent teacher and a great person! He always has very helpful advice on clarinet playing, and he continuously inspires me to be a better musician. I truly think I have grown as a clarinetist under his guidance, in all aspects of technicality, tone, musicianship, and more. Also, he is a genuinely funny person who makes my time with him very fun and enriching. I recommend him very highly!

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