Matt Goinz: Voice, Piano, Conducting Instructor

  • Matt Goinz, Voice, Piano, Conducting teacher

Lesson offerings: Voice, Piano, Conducting, Vocal Coaching, Finale (notation software).

Styles: Voice – Classical, Musical Theater, Folk/Rock, Jazz, Pop;
Piano – Classical, Musical Theater, Folk/Rock, Pop;
Conducting – Choral, Orchestral, Musical Theater, Opera;
Voice Coaching – Musical Theater, Opera, Art Song, Choral

Ages: 14+

Specialties: Foundational vocal technique (classically-based), choral/ensemble technique, opera and musical theater vocal coaching and audition preparation, conducting fundamentals and advanced concepts, music direction (musical theater and opera).

Musician and educator Matthew Goinz enjoys an active, international musical career. He has performed in venues around the world, created arrangements that have been heard in every corner of the globe, commissioned and premiered new works, and enjoyed collaborations with prominent artists of our day. Matthew was a member of and tour manager for renowned vocal chamber ensemble Cantus, and continues active performing relationships with a number of professional choral ensembles including The Cathedral Choir at Washington National Cathedral and Grammy-nominees Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, and True Concord Voices and Orchestra.

As a recording artist, Matthew can be heard as a soloist and an ensemble member on a number of recordings, including a recent, highly-regarded release by Cantus called Manifesto and True Concord’s Grammy-nominated 2016 album Far In The Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus.

A seasoned collaborative pianist and theatrical music director, he recently founded MT-TRACKS, a company that offers a number of musical services including the creation of custom piano and orchestral backing tracks for auditions, rehearsals, workshops, and performances.

Matthew is pursuing his DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Maryland, conducts the University Chorale and the UMD Men’s Chorus, and serves as Chorusmaster for Maryland Opera Studio. Hailing from Bemidji, MN, Matthew currently makes his home in the Washington, DC area with his wife, soprano and actor Sophie Amelkin, and Lucy, the sweetest beagle that ever was.

Healthy singing, playing and conducting all begin with an awareness of body and breath. Matthew meets each student where they are and using a combination of science, imagery, metaphor and analogy, he invites his students to build a strong foundation in technique. By creating a safe space during lessons, Matthew encourages adventurous exploration of expression and drama in all different styles of music and theater.

Single Lessons:
30 min. – $50
45 min. – $65
60 min. – $80

Package of 4 of Lessons:
Must be used within two consecutive calendar months
30 min. – $47.50 ea. (total of $190)
45 min. – $62.50 ea. (total of $250)
60 min. – $77.50 ea. (total of $310)

Package of 8 Lessons:
Must be used within three consecutive calendar months
30 min. – $45 ea. (total of $360)
45 min. – $60 ea. (total of $480)
60 min. – $75 ea. (total of $600)

Single lessons must be paid for in advance of the lesson. Packages of multiple lessons must be paid for in advance of the first lesson. Students or parents may schedule lessons once payment has been made.

Lesson Preparation:
Matthew is respectful of his students’ time and is always fully prepared entering each lesson. He expects the same from his students.

Lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours’ notice can be rescheduled within two weeks. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged and may not be rescheduled. Exceptions can be made for emergency situations.

If for any reason Matthew must cancel a lesson, he will try to reschedule at a mutually convenient day and time.


Matthew is located in Washington, DC and teaches online via Zoom and Skype.

Matthew's Media

Cantus & Chanticleer
“We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace” (Oct. 3, 2016)

Cantus Performs
‘Three Tales of Christmas

There’s a Meeting Here Tonight (Live at Orchestra Hall, Oct. 3, 2016)