Alicia Ortiz

INSTRUCTOR

Birthday: September 18
Favorite color: Red
Born: Detroit, MI
Most people don’t know: That I’ve gone skydiving and scuba diving!
For fun: I love salsa dancing
Favorite exercise: Jumping rope
Started singing: Age 6
Favorite instruments: Voice, piano, cello

Alicia (a.LEE.cee.a) is a musician and educator living in Boston, by way of Albany, New York.

Alicia’s musical experience ranges from being a soprano soloist in a regional gospel choir, to touring full-time with a Latin fusion band, to belting her favorite Whitney Houston pop songs at private parties on the weekend. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and has been an advocate for many important social issues throughout her life. Alicia infuses encouraging uplifting messages into her own lyrics, and once performed for a crowd of 10,000 people using a song she wrote only earlier that same morning!

As a music teacher, Alicia focuses on laughter and building confidence, in addition to foundational technique. For her, it’s important that a student begin to find, strengthen, and trust their voice in all areas of life. As a vocalist, she knows how personal singing can be, since our instruments literally come from inside our bodies. She works with students of all ages, exuding patience and compassion while catering to the specific needs of each person and their unique musical journey.