The Carolena Mátus Group is customizable in regard to size and instrumentation.  Therefore, the videos showcased here are: Quintet, Quartet, Trio and Duo.

CLICK HERE to watch videos of Carolena and her musicians in action.

All videos were recorded LIVE at Resonance at Soma Towers, Bellevue, WA (2017)

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Upcoming PUBLIC Gigs

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

Microsoft | Redmond Campus
January 11, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m.
w/ Bill Anschell (piano)
15255 NE 40th St.
Redmond, WA  98052

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.

JaZzin' It UP!

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

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

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.

Correct vocal mechanics are essential.  Without that foundation, you'll never be able to sing with physical ease and you will always be at risk for vocal damage. However, another essential part of the equation is artistry.  Artistry encompasses several areas:  You have to be able to tell the story, express the emotions of the tune and make your audience believe them.  You need to take them on the journey along with you or you'll lose them before you've even left the train station.  This can be broken down into many elements, some of which are stated below in the words of Ray Charles:

"With singing, the name of the game is to make yourself believable. When somebody hears you sing a song and they say, 'Oh, that must have happened to him,' that's when you know you're transmitting.  It's like being a good actor.  You make people feel things, emotions and whatnot.  But you gotta start with yourself.  You got to feel it yourself.  If you don't feel it, how do you expect someone else to?" ~Ray Charles