Upcoming PUBLIC Gigs

Crossroads Market Stage
May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
Clipper Anderson (bass)
Crossroads Mall

15600 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA  98008


Swedish Hospital | Cherry Hill Campus
August 3, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98122


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.

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JaZzin' It UP!

... with Randy Halberstadt (piano) and Clipper Anderson (bass).

The Carolena Matus Trio

The Carolena Matus Trio

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

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

Tunes - with John Stowell, guitar

Video


Carolena Mátus
with Darrius Willrich (keyboard) and Emmanual del Casal at the Westin Bellevue Hotel (corporate cocktail party).

Offering Online Voice Lessons

Technology makes it possible for Carolena to teach students from all over the world via Skype, ooVoo and FaceTime 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!  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.

Occasionally I am faced with a student who fights to hold on to their vocal limitations.  When introduced to a new vocal technique they proclaim incessantly, "But it's so HAAARD!"  As my friend Richard Bach put it in his book, Illusions, "Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them."

While pondering the subject of limitations this evening, I was reminded of the Japanese word "ichinen."  And doing a little research on the subject, I found the following excerpt from a blog article entitled, "Ichinen Covers It All" by Anupadin, which I will quote below:

"Being good at something isn’t just about talent, it’s about having the desire, in your heart, to make it happen. Ichinen is a Japanese word meaning determination (amongst other things). If you have a strong Ichinen, you are far more likely to reach your goal. You still have to put in the effort and in fact, the more talent you have, the more effort is needed, because your end result might be far more exacting than a less talented person.

"If you think you will fail, you will fail.  You must embrace your goals, your targets, with every fiber of your being.  Strive with all your might, night and day, towards that goal and you are far more likely to succeed.  And actually, only you decide when you have failed ... [it's] when you give up trying."

Consequently, instead of fighting for your limitations, embrace your challenges as adventures over which to triumph.  Like a Knight in days of yore, you are on a quest; a quest to succeed!  As the old adage goes, "Anything worth having is worth fighting for," so slay those dragons and then celebrate your accomplishments!