Matt Blanks

Matt B.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Typically lessons start with a warm-up or exercise, which usually relates to a concept in the songs or pieces we study in the lesson. Generally I try to work on three pieces each lesson that share a concept in some way. Lessons can vary based on student goals and approach. For example, an advanced classical lesson might target specific spots in larger pieces, while a jazz/pop lesson might deal with hand positioning for chords and ear training.

About Matt B.

I am a professional singer who has proficiencies in piano, organ, choral directing, musical analysis, and ear training/playing by ear. I currently teach both high school and college students.

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Linda H.
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Was very nice, thank you

Posted Dec 7, 2019
Serge C.
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Very friendly and knowledgeable of his subjects. He is a total professional.

Posted Oct 28, 2019
Megan K.
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Just starting lessons with Matt, but he seems very to have great knowledge about how to teach students to grow in their vocal skills. He is very enthusiastic and positive, but honest in his assessment of skills which is important to vocalists who truly WANT to improve their skills. The initial lesson experiences have been really beneficial. Looking forward to continuing lessons with Matt!

Posted Dec 3, 2018
Humberto M.
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He’s an excelent VOICE TEACHER

Posted Apr 18, 2018
Humberto M.
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Excellent voice teacher

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Lucy V.
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I reached out to Matt to prepare for a college audition I was preparing for.
What I enjoyed most about Matt was that he had the capability to be super flexible and encouraging. In my first lesson, I was very nervous and unsure of my song choices. He was confident and knowledgable with the capability to provide several great song choices with just a short warm-up with me and listening to my voice. He knew exactly what I needed to work on and by my third lesson, my friends and family were able to hear a difference.
I became more confident and came to lessons more sure of what I wanted and envisioned for my audition. Matt was flexible and not only gave me the freedom to add my own ideas to the music, but encouraged me to be original. He also gave me insight and tips on introduction, stance, and how to be more theatrical on stage.
Matt is very professional, knowledgable, and I will definately come back for more lessons with him. I highly recommend him.

Posted Jul 20, 2017

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Experience

Adjunct Professor of Voice
Aug 2017 - Present

North Park University

Applied Voice and Contemporary Voice Lessons, Lyric Diction, Contemporary American Pop Music History, and Class Voice

Adjunct Professor of Voice
Sep 2015 - Present

Dominican University

Applied Voice Lessons, Rock History, Jazz and Blues Appreciation, History of Western Music

Organist/Choir Director
Apr 2011 - Present

Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia

Planning, choir directing, accompany services

Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Oct 2007 - Present

Matt Blanks

Teaching Artist
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017

Chicago High School for the Arts

Class voice Class piano Music Theory

Opera Apprenticeships
Sep 2007 - Sep 2013

Tri-Cities Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Chicago Opera Theater

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2004 - May 2006

Peabody Conservatory

Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Music Education
Sep 1999 - May 2004

Baldwin-Wallace University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2017
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
American Guild of Musical Artists
Jul 2005
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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