- 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.
Opera singer and music teacher
concerts of opera in China, France and USA
private voice lessons
Music, theater and voice teacher
Pediatric (and adult) CPR certification.
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.
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 .+ Read More
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.+ Read More
Octavio is assisting me in reading music in order to not just sing by tune but the correct time.
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
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.+ Read More
Very profecional ! Make me feel comfortable!!
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!+ Read More
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.