Mauricio Ortiz

Mauricio O.

Gardena, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Whether you're just wanting to learn the piano as an absolute beginner, looking to review and start studying again, or you're a singer / songwriter who desires to learn the piano to write songs or accompany yourself on stage, let's get in contact and start with some lessons.

About Mauricio O.

Guitar instructor, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with more of 10 years of experience in variety of musical genres. Completed studies at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. With record of success in teaching private guitar lessons as well some group lessons, composition, performance and recording. Creative and artistic with excellent and friendly communication skills. Also knowledgeable in digital audio production. Instruments taught include acoustic & electric guitar, nylon spanish guitar as well bass guitar and piano. I have taught students from the age of five to over sixty. Styles taught include rock, blues, jazz, pop rock, latin, metal, funk, and classical. Effective and friendly communicator with well-developed instructional and presentation skills. Able to relate a student of all types with various goals and create long term constructive relationships. Worked as a Music coach with kids in the spectrum (Asperger Syndrome).


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Posted May 4, 2017
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We purchased a 12-lesson package for my daughter as a Christmas Gift. My daughter is 14 years old, and after completing these lessons her love for music has grown. She had only taken a beginner's level course in piano and guitar prior to working with Mauricio. My daughter looked forward to every lesson, and would come home to keep practicing and improving her skills. We plan to work with Mauricio again in the near future and would highly recommend him!

Posted May 1, 2017
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3rd lesson so far, and my daughter has learned so much!! She enjoys her classes with Mauricio and looks forward to each class. Mauricio has a small home studio with various musical instruments. His experience and skill in teaching music is quite apparent and much appreciated!

Posted Feb 4, 2017
Valeria I.
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Looking forward to more lessons with Mauricio!

Posted Jan 20, 2017
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Great instructor! Always encourages me.

Posted May 2, 2016
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Mauricio is a very talented musician. He's friendly, punctual and professional. He's always more than happy to answer my questions. He was also very patient when helping me choose a guitar for my father. Mauricio is currently teaching my father how to play a Nylon Spanish Guitar (beginner). My father loves his lessons with him and always looks forward to the next one. As of now, he's only had 4 lessons, but he's already more confident. I can also see how much my father has learned and improved in such a short amount of time. We will definitely continue guitar lessons with Mauricio and I would recommend him to any age group.

Posted Apr 21, 2016
Alexis L.
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Mauricio has been a perfect fit as a guitar teacher for my ten year old son who, until meeting Mauricio, was totally apathetic about learning an instrument. The list of discared wood winds, strings, & percussion is long... Now my kiddo looks forward to his lessons because of Mauricio. He practices (during the week!!!), and he walks away from his time with Mauricio with the kind of happy grin on his face typically reserved for video games and nachos. Mauricio is ever punctual, solicitous, accommodating, friendly, and kind. We feel very lucky to have him in our lives and couldn't recommend him more highly to others.

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Kim F.
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My mother hired Mauricio through Take lessons for my 9 year old son. He absolutely progressed every time he saw Mauricio, and had a wonderful time learning and playing with him. He has great technique and a wonderful way of communicating. Thumbs up!!!

Posted Feb 2, 2015
Mike E.
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Mauricio is a very patient guitar instructor. The instruction my daughter received was her first experience playing any instrument. Her enthusiasm for each lesson was a reflection of Mauricio's enthusiasm to teach. Music is his passion and it was clear to me that his enthusiasm for music was evident in his instruction.

Posted Nov 5, 2014
lisa L.
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Mauricio is an awesome teacher! He really takes his time to relate and encourage the kids to find their musical path, my oldest son has ADHD, Mauricio encouraged him to try all kinds of instruments until he found the one he truly likes, not only did the lessons help his focused and concentration but he enjoys them he has fun at each lesson, all while learning form a master in the musical arts. My boys are 8 and 7 and look forward to each lesson.

Posted Nov 1, 2014
victoria B.
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Mauricio is gentle, talented and focused on the kids finding their way through music. I highly recommend him. My kids are 7 and 5 and they now have a love of guitar. Thanks to Mauricio.

Posted Oct 23, 2014

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Mar 2009 - Present

Private Studio

Guitarist/Producer for a variety of local artists.

Music Coach
Mar 2009 - Present

Private Music Center

Music Coach for kids, teenagers and young adults with disabilities.

T.A; Outreach department; Library team & Production.
Oct 2008 - Dec 2012

Musicians Institute

T.A - Helping students in all areas like recording, performing and private lessons. OUTREACH DEPARTMENT - Traveling to a different cities to simulate a private lesson and sharing my experience when I was a student. JOINED THE PRODUCTION TEAM - participating in seminars and festivals collaborating at large events with many internationally well know musicians. JOINED THE LIBRARY TEAM – helping students researching and organizing materials as well with technical support in the computer lab.


AA Degree Guitar Performance
Oct 2007 - Mar 2009

Musicians Institute

Recording Engineer
Jul 1999 - Oct 2000

Recording Engineer School (Quito – Ecuador)



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Avid Pro Tools Certified User
Mar 2016

Avid & Musicians Institute

Avid Certification helps professionals attain and demonstrate the skills and credentials they need to increase their value, competency, and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry.
Avid Pro Tools Certified Operator (Music)
Mar 2016

Avid & Musicians Institute

Avid Certification helps professionals attain and demonstrate the skills and credentials they need to increase their value, competency, and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry.
UCLA Peers Program
Nov 2011


A social skills training group for young adults with Asperger's Syndrome.
Oct 2000

Recording Engineer School (Quito – Ecuador)

Studio recording techniques and music production with Pro-Tools.


Ecuadorian Guitarist
Jul 2012

City of Los Angeles, California.


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2012
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2010
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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