Mr. Sérgio was awarded a Master Degree in clarinet performance by the University of Southern California.
Mr. Sérgio has been teaching for more than 10 years and he loves to see his students grow and improve. He is a passionate and dedicated tutor and his students are known by improving their techniques and musicality to very high standards.
His students have been awarded prizes in many competitions all over the United States and have successfully auditioned for many symphonic orchestras, wind bands and summer festivals.
Sérgio have been awarded prizes in many competitons such as:
1st Prize Winner, American Youth Symphony Concerto Competition;
1st Prize Winner, University of Southern California Concerto Competition (2015);
Finalist of the 2018 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition (2018);
2nd Prize Winner, Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition (2014);
1st Prize Winner, Inatel Prize (prize for the best student of Academia Superior de Orquestra da Metropolitana) (2013);
3rd Prize Winner, 8th Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition (2012);
The best thing about being a teacher is to see that I can make a difference in other person life.
It is a fantastic feeling to see a student improving and growing through the knowledge that we are sharing.
Amazing clarinet teacher!! Very patient to the student and use lots of efficient practice methods. Strongly recommend!!
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!
First of all it is important to get to know the student. I is important to get to know his/her abilities and problems and explore how the student responds to new challenges and information in order to deliver new knowledge in the most adequate way.
I am very lucky because throughout my career I always studied with some of the best teachers in the world. For that reason I have combined and developed new teaching techniques that proved to be super efficient, leading my students to very high standards.
I have been working with students of all ranges.