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Singing Straight-ahead, Latin and Original JaZz...

... with some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest!

Visit the Videos page to see Carolena and her musicians in action!

Upcoming Public Gigs

The Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
w/ Bill Anschell (piano)
and Osama Afifi (bass)
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
200 110th Ave., NE
Bellevue, WA  98004

Please visit Carolena's Calendar page for additional upcoming public performances.

PLEASE NOTE:  Private events are NOT reflected on the calendar.  Please use the Contact Artist page to inquire about open dates and booking Carolena for your special event.

Tunes - with John Stowell, guitar

Offering Online Voice Lessons

Technology makes it possible for Carolena to teach students from all over the world via the platform Zoom in real time.


What is necessary is a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, an external mic (unless your computer is equipped with a good one) and Voila!  External speakers for your computer are likewise helpful.  Then you can enjoy the benefits of private voice lessons in the comfort of your own home.

Voice Studio Gift Certificates

Voice lessons make the Perfect Gift for friends and loved ones!  Purchase your Gift Certificates today and give the gift of song.


Professional Affiliations


Virginia Mason Medical Center

Otolaryngology Voice Clinic


The Voice Clinic at Virginia Mason specializes in the evaluation and management of voice, airway and swallowing disorders.  Exercising the highest standard of care, Clinic Staff diagnose and treat patients with medical, surgical and voice therapy techniques.  To that end, the Clinic utilizes the most effective means and modern diagnostic technology currently available, e.g., videostroboscopy, etc. for the benefit of their patients.

Voice Clinic staff members include:

Jaime I. Chang, MD, Laryngologist
Alison Hirst, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist

In the wake of treatment, it is the desire of the Voice Clinic staff to safeguard and perpetuate their patient's continued good vocal health so that injury does not reoccur.  To serve that goal, Carolena Mátus is a collaborative partner with the Clinic for the benefit of their professional voice use patients. These patients include singers, actors and public speakers recovering from surgery, vocal injury and other issues who wish to continue healthy vocal development to support their singing and other vocal goals on a professional level.


National Association of Teachers of Singing


Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of voice teachers in the world.

NATS Mission Statement

To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing. And to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.

Carolena Mátus holds Full Member standing in NATS.


The National Association for Catering and Events


Founded in 1958, NACE is the oldest and largest catering and events association in the world, encompassing all aspects of the industry. Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. In helping its members enhance their business and careers, NACE helps the industry reach its highest potential.

Carolena Mátus
holds Professional Member standing in NACE and sits on the Board of Directors as the Communications Chair.