Axel Ortiz

Axel O.

Miami, FL

About Axel O.

Axel teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: May 1976
Last sign in: Yesterday


I found out early on (age of 13) that I had a facility to teach and help friends understand music concepts. Some said it's a gift, others said it's vocation. To me it was just sharing what I loved. Since I had already decided to make music my career I made it a point to learn more and all I could in this field. Three degrees later (B.M /Berklee College of Music, B.M and M.M. /University of Miami) having studied under amazing Masters and years of performing, touring, producing and recording I have a lot to offer anyone, any age, any level when they choose me as their music teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students would describe our lessons as fun and enjoyable. That's because I want everyone to learn the basics of music in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm easy going and encouraging in character and make it a point to explain in the simplest manner the many concepts of music. I help students develop good habits of practice so they can improve their skills by giving them personal tips. Each student is unique and learns at a particular pace. I'm in tune with the student and move accordingly helping him/her navigate thru the music lesson while providing assistance towards reaching their specific goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano /keyboards/ protools in my studio with living room seating for parents. Coffee/water always complementary. Protools recording studio available for my student singers at discounted rates. Affordable and competitive rates for amateur-professional singers looking to record/produce a demo.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None. Currently not traveling to students homes. Lessons available at my studio only.

*** Specialties ***
Studied Jazz & Classical. Performed Pop, Rock, R&B and Latin musical styles.

Photos and Videos

Performing at Van Dyke's Cafe, Miami Beach 2011


Independent Piano and Vocal Coach

Aug 1976 - Present
Private Studio

More than 40 years of experience, working for myself and companies like Sam Ash, Mars Music, Sunny Land Music, Baldwin Pianos, Miami Music Conservatory, Critical Recording Studios, Teclados de Puerto Rico.

Piano & Vocal Coach

Jan 2012 - May 2013
Critical Recording Studios

One on One lessons. Vocal coach for recordings.

Piano & Voice Coach

Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Sam Ash Music

One on one lessons.

Piano & Vocal Coach

Jan 2007 - Aug 2010
Live School of Music

One on One lessons. Created the piano curriculum school uses till now. Taught summer camps courses of song writing, ear training, harmony, music analysis, vocal and instrumental ensembles.


Jazz Improvisation

Oct 2014 - Present
Berklee School of Music

Master of Music

Aug 1990 - Present
University of Miami

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Merit (Completion of Seminar)

Apr 1976
Puerto Rican Association of Music Therapy

Seminar that trained teachers how to work with students who have autism and other disabilities by motivating them to participate and interact in group settings through the use of musical instruments.



May 2010
USA Songwriting Competition
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16 Reviews on Axel O.

Svetlana Feb 21, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Best piano lessons ever! Axel is very patient, caring, knowledgeable teacher. I enjoy every lesson very much :)
Juan M. Jan 25, 2017
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Axel is a great instructor. A highly qualified man with a great passion for sharing his knowledge and profound love for singing and how to improve the way we execute a talent I believe is given by God. I would like to express my gratitude for his advice and character towards my dream of becoming an actor in the musical theatre genre, highlighting his spiritual devotion for God with humbleness and most important, faith.
Miral K. Dec 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Incredible and passionate teacher!
Gilberto R. Nov 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing eye opening first class for jazz piano... just what the doctored ordered. Thanks Axel!
Veronique Jun 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Axel is a really Nice teacher, he is really friendly, cool And a good coffee makerπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I would like to recommand that Teacher to everybody! I saw my daughter improve a lot on only several weeks! Good job Louane And thanks Axel for all you have done with her! Vero
Louane M. Feb 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Gréât And cool
Joseph E. Feb 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor!! Nice learning environment, punctual, great location, highly qualified and most of all, nice guy!
Josue L. Feb 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher with good teaching habits and care for his students.
Ashley P. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor! Felt my voice improve in just the first lesson :)
Fred S. Aug 10, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever.
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