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Eloy Adame

Mr. Eloy Adame is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District born and raised in Los Angeles. After high school, he began playing professionally while simultaneously attending Cal State Los Angeles in 1990. Eloy had the opportunity to perform with numerous bands in LA that lead him into a touring schedule with recording artists of the 1990’s like “La Sonora Dinamita” (Colombian international Cumbia Icon Discos Fuentes) and Mexican multiple Grammy award winning Artist “Joan Sebastian” to name a few. Keeping a busy schedule throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, Eloy transferred and finished his undergraduate studies at Cal State Long Beach achieving a BA in Music Education in 2001.

After touring for many years Mr. Adame decided to change his pace, start a family and stay locally in Los Angeles. In 2003 Mr. Adame began his public-school teaching career at Griffith Middle School (LAUSD). Wanting to bring his experiences to the classroom he found very little material and most of it was outdated or irrelevant to the urban American demographics he found himself teaching in. He began to write many of the arrangements just like when on tour and on recording sessions. As time went on, Mr. Adame was assigned to direct the iconic Garfield High School Marching Bulldogs where they managed to win first place in their category in 2011. In addition, Mr. Adame went back to school and obtained a M.M. degree at Cal State university Los Angeles in Afro-Latin Jazz Studies in 2013.

Mr. Adame continues to be a highly sought-after musician and arranger that is always trying innovative ways to bring his worldly experience into the classroom.

BA Cal State University Long Beach (2001)
CA Teaching Credential CSULB (2005)
MM Afro-Latin Jazz Cal State University Los Angeles (2013)