Octavio Moreno

Octavio M.

Tucson, AZ
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Octavio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
March 2008

I have been teaching voice for 10 years and my beginner students are already singing their own gigs. I have had only one advanced student in singing and in 2010 he got the zarzuela prize in the most prestigious opera competition in the world "Placido Domingo´s Operalia). I can teach in Spanish, English, and Italian. and for the voice, I specialize in opera and mariachi music. In guitar as well as in Piano I only teach beginners.

*** Lesson Details ***
For voice, opera and mariachi are my fields of expertise, however, I have taught other genres. I firmly believe that with great discipline and a huge desire for success, a student could be singing in less than 6 months in a proper, healthy and beautiful way.

For guitar and for Piano, since it is for beginners, is very simple and fast, and as well as singing, if you do your homework, then the achievements will come faster than you think!!!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I need from students to provide a piano or a keyboard for voice Lessons and for Piano lessons; I will provide the music, or they can buy their own music. For guitar, they have to have a classical guitar and I will bring mine so that we both can use a guitar.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in opera (for voice), but it is adaptable to any kind of singing. In Guitar and Piano is only for beginners.

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Sep 2013 - Present
Opera in the heights

Opera singer

Guitarr teacher, voice teacher, opera teacher
Jul 2013 - Present
Take lessons


Mar 2013 - Present
Houston Grand Opera

Opera singer and music teacher

Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Chicago liryc Opera


Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
San Diego Opera House

Opera singer

Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
I sing Beijing

concerts of opera in China, France and USA

Voice teacher
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Self employed

private voice lessons

Sep 2011 - Sep 2011
Theatre Chatelet (Paris, France)

Opera singer

Arts teacher
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
colegio Larrea (Mexico)

Music, theater and voice teacher

Aug 2008 - May 2010
Houston Grand Opera

Opera singer


Doctor of Musical Arts
Jun 2017 - Present
University of Arizona
Master of Music
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
University of Houston
Opera performance
Aug 2008 - May 2010
Houston Grand Opera Studio
Aug 2005 - May 2008
Academy of vocal Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Bachelor of Musical Arts
Aug 1999 - May 2005
Universidad de Sonora (Mexico)


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Pediatric First Aid CPR
Jun 2016

Pediatric (and adult) CPR certification.


3rd price
Aug 2010
Concurso Nacional de Canto 'Carlo Morelli'
Mexico Representative
Jun 2010
Paris international Opera Competition
Mexico Representative
Jul 2009
Cadiff Singer of the world
3rd Price
Feb 2008
Houston Grand Opera Competition
1st Price
Jul 2004
Premio Ciudad trujillo
1st price
Feb 2002
Concurso Internacional de Canto 'Mariana de Gonitch'


American Guild of Musical Artists
May 2015

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

TV Interview for Arizona Opera
Photo by Octavio M.

This is a presentation in San Antonio singing at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza this past December
This is the dress rehersal of the show at the Academy of Vocal Arts in 2008.
Photo by Octavio M.

Photo by Octavio M.

Photo by Octavio M.

Photo by Octavio M.

Photo by Octavio M.
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8 Reviews

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Giovanni D. Jun 16, 2017
Singing · In studio

I started taking singing lessons with Octavio last August and i can't put into words how much he's helped me find my voice . He is very patient , easy to work with and truly cares about his students . Octavio was my teacher, mentor and more importantly my friend .

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Emma V. May 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

I do no come from a singing background, however I am a stage actor. I first went in search of a voice teacher because I was told that my instrument was not strong and I needed to train it. I was so lucky to find Octavio. Not only is he an amazingly talented and gifted artist himself, but he has the patience and the nurturing capacity I feel all teachers and coaches should have when teaching. I walked into my first class not knowing a thing about voice, but he did not dumb down anything because of that. He expects excellence and professionalism from you and will challenge you to go beyond where you think you could. With out him I am certain I would not have been prepared for graduate school acting auditions. I am very sad to see him go, but I'm glad that others will get to experience his gift! Thank you so much Octavio! You really have helped my confidence so much as a performer and set me on a path to learn more about voice and to seek more training.

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Sara Jan 18, 2016
Singing · In studio

Octavio is assisting me in reading music in order to not just sing by tune but the correct time.

Sara Jan 8, 2016
Singing · In studio

Octavio takes his time with his students. He worked from the ground up so that no bad habits are formed. Great instructor. Worth doing more time

Gil G. Aug 25, 2015
Singing · In studio

I was nervous when I first started my lessons, starting at my age, but Octavio made me feel comfortable and confident. He was very businesslike, and treated me like a professional, instead of just a student. I enjoyed every minute of my lessons, and would definitely recommend Octavio as a teacher.

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Gil G. Jul 24, 2015
Singing · In home

Very profecional ! Make me feel comfortable!!

Surabhi P. Oct 18, 2014
Guitar · In home

Mr. Octavio knows how to motivate a child. My son gets easily distracted with telling stories, etc and Mr. Octavio is able to get him to focus so well. He has an excellent combination of firmness with motivation. Plus he really knows how to get my 8 year old to understand lessons. Highly recommend!

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Maria S. Jun 4, 2014
Singing · In home

Great Instructor! Extremely satisfied with his teachings, he is well knowledgeable and takes the time to answer and explain all questions.he is a great motivator and this class has been a positive experience.

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