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Christopher Ortiz
Chris
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Trumpet
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music
Performance Experience: I have performed with many ensembles in and out of University. Some of the ensembles include LCU Jazz Big Band, Westwinds Brass, and personal jazz combos.
Teaching Experience: I have been teaching on my own for 8 years, and teaching professionally from The Music Studio in Lubbock TX since January 2020.
Teaching Philosophy: I am an encouragement based teacher. I highlight the things the student does right and use that successful momentum to fix what they did wrong. I also understand that every student is different, and I mold my curriculum to fit each student to meet their individual needs.

Get to know Chris

I was first introduced to music when I was 11 years old. My great-grandfather played guitar all of his life, and he taught me my first guitar lessons. I began playing trumpet in school band shortly after. I continued to play guitar and trumpet throughout middle school, high school, and college. I realized I wanted to make a career in music when I was 17, and I worked hard at honing my craft. I started my music degree at South Plains college, where I earned an associates degree in music performance/education, as well as a certificate in commercial music. I transferred to Lubbock Christian University, where I completed my degree. 

During my time as a guitarist I have played many different genres of music, but I fell in love with Jazz during my first year in college and it has been my focus ever since. I also have strong focus in rock, metal, classical style, and blues music. I enjoy playing guitar, teaching guitar, writing music, and recording music. In my free time I like cooking, woodwork, and spending time with my wife and my dog.

Chris teaches at:
238 E Harmony Rd D-10/D-12
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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