Beatriz Guzman

Beatriz Guzman

Location:

Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Doral

Instrument:

Piano, Acoustic Bass, Voice

Background:

Vocalist and songwriter Beatriz Guzman has been steadily making her mark in Miami’s music scene since 2018. She’s performed solo and duo, with small groups and big bands, in concert halls, and coffee shops. She is an active private teacher across South Florida and has worked with all ages and experience levels, from one-on-one instruction to large student groups and choirs.

Music Career:

From a young age, Beatriz listened to all kinds of music, from 1970s rock to 90’s pop and R&B, thanks to both of her parents! However, her journey with music really began when she began taking voice lessons when she was 16 years old. During these voice lessons, she developed an interest in vocal jazz. Beatriz joined her high school’s advanced choir and earned superior ratings at the Florida Vocal Association’s Music Performance Assessment. She also participated in the FVA’s Solo and Ensemble multiple times and won a Superior in her district for her jazz solos! She went on to earn Superiors with distinction for both solos at the state level as well.

Education:

Beatriz is a graduate of Florida International University, where she studied with Dr. Lisanne Lyons and Sony Latin Jazz recording artist Roxana Amed. She sang in  Downbeat, an award-winning jazz vocal group for three years, where she performed with the Sugar Pops Orchestra, Hallandale Orchestra, Sunrise Pops Big Band, Live at Lynn American Songbook concert series, and more! She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Jazz Performance at Florida International University and is Assistant Director to FIU’s elite jazz vocal group, Panthonics.

Areas of Focus:

Pop, Jazz Voice and Performance, Rhythm and Blues, Ear Training, Music Theory, Songwriting, Piano Studies, Improvisation, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Microphone Technique

 

Favorite Aspect of Teaching:

Beatriz’s favorite aspect of teaching is seeing how her students develop and cultivate their love of music over the years. She loves to see how much her students have grown. Beatriz also loves to see her students get creative and write their own music! Her goal is to give her students the best music education while still keeping true to what made them fall in love with music in the first place.

Performance:

As a soloist, Beatriz has performed in major concert series such as the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, Miami Jazz Cooperative, and Sofar Sounds in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Chicago. She has also been featured many times on South Florida’s premiere jazz music station, WDNA. In addition, she is the lead vocalist/main songwriter in her group Burgundee, which she co-founded with other FIU students. Burgundee has deftly made a name for themselves in the Miami music scene by performing at local venues like Gramps, Sofar Sounds, Lagniappe, Bar Nancy, The Bridge, Breaking Sound, 1306 Miami, Tomorrowland, the Sandbox, and many others! They recently released their very own single, “I.D.C”, which caught the attention of many other jazz professionals, like musician and online celebrity Adam Neely.