Eric A. Klaxton

Instructor in Music
Eric Klaxton


Eric Klaxton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Southern Maine. Eric has extensive experience as an educator and currently holds teaching positions at Phillips Exeter Academy, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, Concord Community Music School, and St. Anselm’s College. He maintains a private studio of saxophone, piano and clarinet students and offers workshops and lectures ranging in topic from New Orleans Music to Minimalism and Electronic Music. Working as a freelance saxophonist, pianist, and educator, he has played with and arranged for a substantial number of ensembles. When he isn’t performing or teaching, Klaxton is an active producer and studio engineer.

Eric is a founding member of The Soggy Po Boys, a group known for their personal and exciting presentation of the music of New Orleans. In addition to his work with various collective ensembles, Klaxton writes and arranges original works for various groups of his own, imbued with traditions from jazz, rock, folk, and electronic music. 

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