Carol Matz has composed, authored, and arranged over 300 published titles for piano students. An experienced piano teacher herself, Carol has presented numerous piano-teaching workshops throughout the United States, Canada, England, New Zealand, and Australia. She is well known for her Famous & Fun series (published by Alfred Music).
Carol studied composition, arranging, and orchestration at the University of Miami, and has written for a variety of ensembles including orchestra, jazz big band, brass quintet, and string quartet. Her work also includes studio arrangements for a number of artists in Miami-area recording studios.
She is a business partner and strong supporter of the MusicLink Foundation, which links low-income families to music teachers willing to reduce their fee to make lessons more affordable for the children. (Please visit their website!)
Fun Facts About Me (from Carol)
- I like to have fun while teaching piano; my students and I have a secret handshake and lots of silly jokes.
- I love The Beatles. My students like playing with my cat (George Harrison) and my dog (Ringo), who hang out in my piano studio!
- I’ve lived in South Florida my whole life. I didn’t even see snow until I was 18 years old!
- I love adventure travel: riding in helicopters, zip-lining, rappelling down cliffs…pretty much anything that requires a helmet!
- My hobbies are photography, riding my bicycle, watching basketball, reading in my hammock… and I’m obsessed with playing drums in Rock Band™! (The video game.)
- Random things: I can talk like Donald Duck; I really don’t like yogurt; I love art; I have no sense of direction; I’m a vegetarian; and I’m a total science geek, especially about space and physics.