I am a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. For the past fourteen years I have been the Music and Vocal Director for 90 Broadway Musical Productions. These are some of the companies that I have been a part of; Orange County Children's Theatre in Huntington Beach. Arts and Learning Conservatory in Newport Beach. Music Theatre of Orange County. Stage light Productions in La Habra. For the past two years I have been teaching Piano, Voice, Ukulele to over 50 students at McCormick Music Lessons in Newport Beach. I have taught piano and voice for 45 students at Virtuosos Russian Music Academy in Fountain Valley. I am the the contemporary worship leader and the accompanist for Our Saviors Lutheran Church in San Clementi. I have had over 100 private students. I have been the tenor soloist for the Oratorio Choir and Orchestra at the University of Northern Iowa. Performed in thirteen countries as a professional singer. I performed in 49 states in the USA for 18 years. I have recorded 10 CDs. *** Lesson Details *** Hi my name is Art O. and I want to see you succeed in music. I love teaching students that are excited about learning their instrument. If you are interested in voice lessons, you will learn how to expand your range, perform on stage, and how to take care of your voice. If you are taking piano or ukulele lessons, you will learn how to read notes, learn basic music theory, and learn how to read chord charts. You will advance quickly and I expect to see you performing in less than six months. If you work hard and apply yourself to practice, there is no end to what you can accomplish! *** Travel Equipment *** Music for singing, ukulele and piano.
Teaching since 1992
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks English, Spanish
Has background check
Art is an excellent teacher. He is an expert in his field enabling him to adapt lessons for any student. He has worked patiently with my blind son and has been very flexible with our family. As a teacher he has a method and course of study, but also makes room for the desires of the student which helps keep student interest. Mr Ortiz has also worked with our other kids and friends to put on a Christmas Choir and he made each kid feel heard and understood, creating a cohesive unit that sounded beautiful. I highly recommend Art as an instructor, you won’t be disappointed.
It was great!
I wrote a 5-star review for Art after I had only one or two lessons. After having taken 3 or 4 more, I felt the need to write another one. In his profile, he said his students advance quickly, and he backs that up ten-fold. If you are serious about learning or improving your voice, and you follow his directions, you will advance quickly and you won't even realize it is happening until you are alone and you belt something out that you didn't know you could do. When you are stuck, he knows just what to do. Bottom-line, he gets fast results! As a business executive and a veteran, that is the strongest compliment I can give.