Maritza Ortiz graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico with a B.M. in Violin Performance, Musical Education studies and has trained with the Suzuki method. She started her musical training when she attended Libre the Musica School of the Arts in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, studying violin with Ernesto Delgado, piano with Carlos Vinolo and cuatro with Emma Figueroa.
She was recommended at age 15 to the Strings Program for children at the Conservatory of Music where she studied with Saul Ovcharov, among many other esteemed educators and has played in different professional recordings.
She has performed with different orchestras, including the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Pops Orchestra, Arturo Somohano Orchestra, Conservatory of Music Orchestra, and countless groups across Puerto Rico and the US.
Ms. Ortiz has been teaching children and adults since 1989 in the areas of piano, music theory, violin, viola, cello and guitar and is committed to make music a lifetime experience for her students. She has coached children and young adults to prepare for auditions at Bak Middle School of the Arts, Dreyfoos School of Music in Palm Beach County, FL., and many other auditions and contests. Ms. Ortiz is artist resident/coach for the Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra in Los Angeles and a member of the Symphony 47 in Los Angeles.
She believes learning music, proven to help children excel in academics, improve mental focus, comprehend mathematics and science is an immeasurable part of any child’s education and is invaluable for their future success.