Matt Blanks

Matt B.

Chicago, IL
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About

Matt passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Matt delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
October 2007

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.

Experience

Adjunct Professor of Voice
Sep 2015 - Present
Dominican University

Teaching Artist
Sep 2011 - Present
Chicago High School for the Arts

Class voice
Class piano

Organist/Choir Director
Apr 2011 - Present
Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia

Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Oct 2007 - Present
Matt Blanks

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.

Photos & Videos

Teaching Demo for Merit School of Music
Frank, age 13, plays Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock on a Blanks Studio Recital.
This is me warming up before the recital where I accompanied my college students.

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Lucy V. Jul 20, 2017
Singing · In studio

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.

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