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Please bear with me while we undergo these changes. Thank you!

JaZz News & Vocal Health Tips

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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.


Teaching Endorsements



Piano and Chart"I highly recommend Carolena Mátus as an accomplished singer and teacher able to instruct singers, both beginners and professionals ... Ms. Mátus is the person to see for any vocalist with questions to be answered.  Solutions to vocal problems are her specialty and she can help you to be a better singer."

Bobby Scann
Professional Musician and Music Educator
Las Vegas, NV
Link:  Bobby Scann



"If you haven't heard, Carolena Mátus is the premiere voice teacher in Olympia, WA.  [She] doesn't just teach you how to sing, she gives you the science behind the voice.

"Carolena is a true professional. She is a seasoned performer and extraordinary teacher of the voice. Her vast knowledge of the science and mechanics of how the voice works [have] lead her to be one of a few premiere voice teachers. She is steeped in the JaZz genre but is more than capable of guiding and molding the voice to suit any style."

Alan Francis
Professional Musician (Trumpet)
Former Music Educator from
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lacey, WA


"A wonderful talent and spirit!  If you love your music and want the best for your voice, you'll want to study with Carolena Mátus ... "

Eric Miller
Former Professor, Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA

Owner and Luthier, Hands on Guitars
Chehalis, WA