Tadeu Coelho

As the recipient of the coveted Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award, Tadeu Coelho is the creator of the incredibly effective pedagogical system of teaching music to instrumentalists called 3 Steps to Glory. This system has aided hundreds of aspiring musicians to overcome technical difficulties on their instrument, achieving a more fluid and musical approach to performance.

UNCSA Flute Studio

Students learn not only their part but work with the full score. They are able to talk about the composers, works and the importance of their art to their audiences. My students are highly communicative and independent thinkers. They become self-motivators with a zest to their art and work.

Career Highlights

  • 8 CDs:
    • Quarteto Vivace Brasil: Live from New Orleans
    • Azules: Enchanting Latin Music for the Soul for Flute and Harp
    • Nocturnes: Romantic Works for Flute and Piano
    • Modernly Classic: Mid 20th Century Works for Flute and Piano
    • Eighteenth-Century Flute Sonatas
    • Life Drawing: Works for Solo Flute
    • ¡Rompe!: Chamber Music for Flute and Clarinet from Mexico
    • Tadeu Coelho Plays Flute Music from Brazil
  • Tadeu Coelho has published the complete works of Pattápio Silva
  • Former Principal Flute of the Hoffer Synphniker, Germany
  • Former Principal Flute Santa Fe Symphony
  • Former Flute Section São Paulo Municipal Orchestra
  • Former Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Iowa (UIOWA)
  • Former Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of New Mexico

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • 2014 UNCSA Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2013 UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship
  • Fideicomiso para la cultura México/EUA Grant
  • USIA/Fulbright Scholarship
  • LASPAU/CAPES Scholarship


  • Life member of the National Flute Association
  • Life member of the Raleigh Flute Association


D.M.A.Manhattan School of Music

M.M.Manhattan School of Music

B.F.A.State University of New York at Purchase