Eric Flores-Ortiz

Eric F.

Tempe, AZ

Lesson Details



Eric passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Eric delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
August 2010

Puerto Rican Clarinetist, instructor and Army Veteran with a proven record in excellence both as a private instructor and as a performer. Mr F has played as principal clarinet in world renowned venues like the Soul Art Center, Nihon Budokan and the Hyogo Performing Arts Centers.

Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English


Clarinet Instructor
Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Madison Band Supply

Studio of 8 young clarinetist in the ages of 12 to 17, all students where selected to the State Honor Band and Orchestra programs in their respective categories.

Bass Clarinet, WWQ Clarinet
Apr 2014 - Oct 2015
389th Army Band

Principal Bass clarinet player and member of the Solar Winds Woodwind quintet, as member of the WWQ was in charge of the clarinet master classes through the Music in our schools month for the public schools in the Huntsville-Madison School District.

Eb Clarinet, WWQ Clarinet
May 2012 - Apr 2014

Played as Eb Clarinet Player, Principal clarinet with this highly acclaimed band, during the tenure in this band I was founding member of the Pacific winds woodwind quintet.

Principal Clarinet
Dec 2010 - May 2012
Camarata Music Company

Performed as Principal clarinet for this Opera Orchestra, from Opera, Musicals and Oratorios.

clarinet Instructor
May 2010 - May 2012
Home Studio, Seoul South Korea

Private Studio of 3 Students, aged 9 - 15, all students where accepted into the Far East Honor Band of the Department of Defense Educational Activity.

1st Clarinet, WWQ Clarinet
May 2010 - May 2012
8th Army Band

Founding Member of the Far East Woodwind Quintet, as Principal clarinet of the 8th Army Band performed in the premier music Halls of the Rep. Of Korea and represented the USA in the embassies in the Korean capital as member of the WWQ.


Aug 2015 - Present
Arizona State University
Diploma of Clarinet Performance
Oct 2009 - May 2010
Armed Forces school of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Army Commendation Medal
May 2012
US Army


International Clarinet Association
May 2008

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

+ Read More

Photos & Videos

with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra

Photo by Eric F.

Photo by Eric F.

Photo by Eric F.

Photo by Eric F.

Performing a ceremony with the 8th army band
+ 1 more

4 Reviews

Write a Review
Malin Oct 4, 2016
Clarinet · In home

Eric was great and my daughter cant wait for her second lesson next week!

Rico Sep 12, 2016
Music Theory · In studio

very knowledgable and has a passion that has been gained through travel, work, and his own intellect of the instrument.

from jamming in his car, to practicing at his loft... you leave with a greater understanding of fingerwork technique, andthe life in the notes

+ Read More
Gina Sep 12, 2016

I worked professionally with Eric for two years and always marveled at his knowledge, professionalism, and talent. He has a very extensive background in teaching and performing and would be an asset to anyone who chooses to study with him.

Mike Sep 11, 2016
Clarinet · In studio

Great teacher. Very professional!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: