Axel Ortiz

Axel O.

Miami, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm comfortable teaching all levels, ages 7 and up...
I use techniques from bel canto for my singing students applied to diverse styles, be it rock, pop, jazz, R n B, etc... I'll help you improve breathing, range, interpretation, sight reading, ear training, etc...
For pianist my strength are classical (legit) and jazz piano. But I play more styles like rock, top 40, salsa, merengue, pop, bossa nova, samba...
I will help you improve reading, technique, improvisation...

About Axel O.

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.

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Yaniel F.
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Axel explains singing concepts in an easy to understand way that is easy to remember. The skills will stay with you for life like riding a bike. Highly recommended!

Posted Nov 10, 2018
Israel
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An amazing instructor!!! Im beyond excited for whats to come! This man understands how to teach!! Highly recommend him!!

Posted Mar 7, 2018
Enzo L.
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Enzo always comes out excited from his class with Axel. Looking forward for more

Posted Dec 2, 2017
Anthony
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Based on my initial lesson, Axel is a great jazz piano teacher.

Posted Nov 9, 2017
Renata L.
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Axel is very welcoming and have an easy and entrenaining way to teach kids. My son, 10 years old, is very happy with his classes and is very excited for the upcoming classes and feels he will be able to achieve his goals with Axel’s guidance

Posted Nov 6, 2017
Dana
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Axel is a phenomenal teacher! I loved my lessons with him and am sad to leave - I am moving across the country, otherwise I would definitely continue! I took piano as a child but stopped for about 10 years and was looking for some help getting back into piano and ensuring I understand basic music theory (cords, scales, etc.). My lessons with Axel were exactly what I was looking for - AND MORE! He gave me the tools to be able to analyze and learn songs on my own, including work with dynamics. He is SO nice and never makes you feel uncomfortable. Highly recommended.

Posted Apr 24, 2017
Samiya
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My first couple of sessions have been GREAT with Axel. He is easy to learn from and has excellent tips that are easy to follow. He's also pretty funny and not too serious which makes the session fun. (It's still very productive) I am looking foward to learning a lot more techniques from him. I definitely would recommend him!!!

PS. The first lesson I was surprised by the things I needed to avoid to improve my voice.....😩😫 (you might feel the same if you love food like me) LOL


AXEL YOUR AWESOME!!

Posted Mar 3, 2017
Gilberto Rivera
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Axel has literally been the best instructor Ive ever had. I wanted to learn Jazz piano and he is simply a master of his craft. He was able to teach me all of the shortcuts when learning to play quickly without leaving anything behind. Very concise and to the point. I highly recommend him.

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Yamaris
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Great instructor! Very professional, skilled and patient with my daughter!

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Leighton R.
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It was great cover a lot . Great experience amazing teacher

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Svetlana
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Best piano lessons ever! Axel is very patient, caring, knowledgeable teacher. I enjoy every lesson very much :)

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Juan M.
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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.

Posted Jan 25, 2017
Miral K.
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Incredible and passionate teacher!

Posted Dec 12, 2016
Gilberto R.
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Amazing eye opening first class for jazz piano... just what the doctored ordered. Thanks Axel!

Posted Nov 18, 2016
Veronique
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Axel is a really Nice teacher, he is really friendly, cool And a good coffee maker😂😂😂. 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

Posted Jun 4, 2016
Louane M.
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Gréât And cool

Posted Feb 28, 2016
Joseph E.
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Great instructor!! Nice learning environment, punctual, great location, highly qualified and most of all, nice guy!

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Josue L.
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Great teacher with good teaching habits and care for his students.

Posted Feb 13, 2016
Ashley P.
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Great instructor! Felt my voice improve in just the first lesson :)

Posted Jan 14, 2016
Fred S.
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He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever.

Posted Aug 10, 2015
edward L.
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Axel was amazing instructor. plan on returning for future lessons. Very supportive and offers constructive criticism. Plan to record with him soneday. Thank you axel..

Posted Jul 25, 2015
Olivier SAFIR
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great inspiring sessions ....great gentleman ...piano jazz is a revelation!

Posted Jul 17, 2015
Nick ross
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Professional and talented.

Posted Jul 17, 2015
Tyler L.
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Axel is incredibly friendly! I'm 23 and working on my singing voice, and stage performance. Axel's lessons are informative and appropriate to whatever skill level you're at (I'm a beginner). I was relaxed the moment I walked into his studio. I'm happy with the lessons.

Posted Nov 15, 2014
Karen M.
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I am really happy to have found Axel. I have no singing experience and recently joined a church choir. He was able to show me how to get the best out of my voice and build self confidence. His teaching style is well organized and after every class my voice sounded better to my ears than before.

Very happy student!

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Gabrie S.

AMAZING!!!

Axel is an absolutely wonderful instructor. He has a wealth of knowledge to offer including classical training techniques, how to preserve one's singing voice, and how to maximize on your personal style. He is disciplined but also unafraid to allow you to take risks. Axel stresses artistic freedom and performance power. My vocal range as well as my breathing improved under his instruction. Most importantly, Axel is willing to go the extra mile for his students. He is very supportive and puts in an extraordinary amount of time and effort in order to help his students succeed. I highly recommend him!

Posted Oct 6, 2013

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Experience

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.

Education

Jazz Improvisation
Oct 2014 - Present

Berklee School of Music

Master of Music
Aug 1990 - Present

University of Miami

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

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.

Awards

Finalist
May 2010

USA Songwriting Competition

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