Aziza Poggi-Ortiz

Audition Prep for Actors, Classical Voice, Microphone Techniques, Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop Voice, Rock Voice, Singing, Singing for Actors, Voice, Voice Diction

Lesson Fees
from $40.00 / 30 Minutes

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My name is Aziza P. and I am a classically trained mezzo-soprano singer from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.  I have been studying voice for over 20 years and I am your classic underdog who rose to the top by competing for grants in college for voice, performing in honors recitals, and touring the United States and Europe with my classical symphonic metal band Aria Flame.

I have studied with opera sensation Nicholas Loren (Metropolitan Opera), Dr. Stephen Barton (GRCC music department), Bill Bokhout (Opera Grand Rapids), Diane Koperski (GRCC voice program), Mary Zimmer (White Empress), Melissa Ferlaak (Plague of Stars), Pamela Moore (Queensryche), and many more.

At the beginning of my career, I had low self-esteem and at time I did not realize how much that was holding me back from becoming the singer I am today. People may not realize that singing is a lot about confidence. Working with a vocal coach is an excellent way to increase your confidence while learning ways to improve and develop your voice. I know the fundamentals of breath support and technique and I can teach many different styles.

My students have gone on to audition on a national level for American Idol and The Voice, gotten lead roles locally in plays and musical theater, and have continued their education through the prestigious programs at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Berklee College of Music.

I have worked as an actor, talent manager, and casting assistant and am also available for hire as a talent coach and for career advice. Currently, I am furthering my education at Berklee College of Music and have maintained my position on the Dean's list consistently. I can help you further your goals and lessons are catered to your individual needs!

Currently, I am accepting beginner to intermediate students 8 years or older for classical voice and pop (rock) vocal style in person at my studio or via Zoom or Skype.  Please note that a parent or guardian must be present for students under 18 years old.  Lessons are one full hour for teens or adults and half hour for children or upon request. Lessons are personally suited to your individual needs and goals.

Voice Teacher

Apr 2013 - Present

Aziza Voice Studios

My own in Studio and Online Voice Studio


Interdisciplinary Music Studies - Deans list all of 2021

Jun 2020

Berklee College of Music

Classical Voice

Aug 2009 - Apr 2013

Grand Rapids Community College

Classical and Pop Voice

Aug 2009 - May 2017


Diction in:


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency

Vocal Wisdom - Lamperti

The Talent Code- Coyle

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