Mr. Sérgio was awarded a prestigious Artist Diploma and a Master Degree in clarinet performance by the University of Southern California.
He has been teaching for more than 10 years and is a passionate and dedicated tutor. His primary responsibilities as a teacher are to guide students into the learning process boosting their curiosity, instructing them on the fundamentals of the instrument by exploring their strengths and weaknesses and holding them to a professional level of excellence.
His students achievements include winning first prizes in solo and concerto competitions national and internationally, performing in community and youth orchestras, chamber music groups, and achieving honors on a varied range of fields.
Mr. Sérgio can be found performing regularly all over the Los Angeles county and teaching in the Colburn School of Music, Young Musicians Foundation and Harmony Project.
Mr. 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);
I love to share my knowledge, passion for music and inspire the communities.
My experience working and studying with musicians from all over the world helped me developing a strong and vast set of skills that I aim to pass to my students in an easy to understand and supportive way, encouraging creativity, boosting musicianship and improving performing techniques.
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!
It is important to get to know the students, their stregnths and weaknesses, exploring how the student responds to new challenges and information in order to deliver new knowledge in the most adequate way.
I have studied and worked alongside some of the best teachers and musicians in the world and that allowed me to combine and develop teaching techniques that proved to be extremely efficient.
I strive to pass a vast set of skills to my students in an easy to understand and supportive way aspiring to encourage creativity, boost musicianship and improve their performing techniques.
I have been working with students of all ages.