Online & Valparaiso, IN
" Classical singer and instructor seeking to enrich the lives of others through music"
Services: Voice Teacher / Vocal Coach
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- $7560 min
Tenor Matt Wells currently serves on the voice faculty at Valparaiso University. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and regularly serves as and adjudicator for the Indiana State School Music Association's Solo & Ensemble Contest each year.
Matt completed his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and now performs regularly with several professional ensembles around the Chicago area (including the Bach Institute, Music of the Baroque, and the Grant Park Symphony Chorus. He has performed numerous operatic roles, ranging from Mozart, to Puccini, to Prokofiev, during his time with IU Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado. He also has a significant amount of past experience in musical theatre (as a performer, music director, and coach). Matt strives to help each student discover his or her own natural or "primal" sound, and hone it to produce consistently beautiful singing.
Anna P. June 22, 2012
"Matt is kind and personable. He listened to my concerns and helped me focus on what sort of positions I should be looking for. Then he helped me tweak my resume and cover letters, and even put me in contact with professionals in my field. I highly recommend his services."
Shawn B. June 20, 2012
"First and foremost, I must say that I really enjoy working with Matt. I think he is an amazing instructor. He is very personable and non-intimidating. His expertise is top notch!
I have learned so much and feel as though I am making great strides in the way that I sing. Before taking lessons with Matt, I felt as though my voice was a big mystery. I would inhale and hope and pray that the right sounds would come out. Now I know how to carry my body and place my voice so that I can control what comes out.
Another thing that I personally liked was that he was patient with me. I was very shy during the first few lessons, but he made the environment really comfortable; which I think is very important. He is also very accommodating with scheduling lessons. I’m not always able to take lessons at the same time/day each week, and with his flexibility, this was never an issue.
Overall, I am very happy with my lessons and I would recommend Matt to anyone looking to take voice lessons.
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