Matthew Tintes
Voice Instructor

Matthew Tintes
Instruments: Voice

Styles: Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz
Ages: 13 +

Specialties: Developing strong, healthy singing technique in everyone from absolute beginners to experienced vocalists; teaching students how to interpret music in an artistic, musically satisfying way

Ability Level: Beginner to Advanced

Originally hailing from Fargo, ND, Bass-Baritone Matthew Tintes was a member of the nationally and internationally acclaimed men’s vocal ensemble, Cantus from 2009-2016.  While with Cantus, Tintes performed hundreds of concerts, both domestically and abroad, appearing at world renowned venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lied Center, The National Gallery of Art, and The Royal Opera House of Oman, and was broadcast to millions of listeners and viewers on programs such as A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts.

Prior to his time with Cantus, Tintes earned his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University in Vocal Music Education, and taught 7-12th grade choir.  He then earned his Masters in Music in the area of Vocal Performance, with an emphasis in Opera, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  While in Madison, Tintes sang with the early music ensemble Madison Bach Musicians, toured Wisconsin and Minnesota with Opera For The Young, and taught voice at Beloit College.

Tintes is currently teaching voice throughout the greater Twin Cities area, with a studio of nearly 50 students of all ages and experience levels.

I am a firm believer that anyone can learn to sing.  While I believe that healthy, musical singing can happen while performing any genre of music, I also believe that regardless of what you want to do with your singing, you need to be trained in the fundamentals of classical singing technique.  The more proverbial tools you have in your toolbox, the better prepared you’ll be for the performing world. While my background and strengths lie in classical singing technique (specifically choral singing and opera performance), I am happy to work with people whose interests lie elsewhere.

Every student and every voice is unique! The common thread that ties us all together is an understanding of how our voice works. I believe understanding how your voice works, and why it works the way it does, can lead to a lifetime of healthy, vibrant singing.

30 minutes: $35.00
45 minutes: $50.00

Packages of 4 lessons:
(4) 30 minute lessons: $140
(4) 45 minute lessons: $200

-Lessons are to be paid for in advance, unless you choose to pay weekly.
-If you choose to pay weekly, a non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of one lesson will be required. This is to ensure that if you cancel a lesson with less than 24 hours notice, I am still compensated for my time.

-Students may pay via Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo or Zelle.

Cancellation Policy
If a student wishes to cancel a lesson, I must receive at least 24 hours notice in order for the lesson to be rescheduled. If a student cancels a lesson with less than 24 hours notice, payment for the cancelled lesson will still be required, and the lesson will not be rescheduled. Exceptions will be made for emergency situations.  If I must cancel a lesson, the student will receive notification and the lesson will be rescheduled.

Thursdays  1p-7p

Other appointments available on a case by case basis.

Matthew's Media

“Cantus’s Tiny Desk concert for NPR”

“Cantus’s Gravedigger”

  • "Matthew Tintes, in particular, showed off an unexpectedly far-reaching range for a baritone."
    Reviewing a performance at Lincoln Center