Carol Matz is a talented composer, arranger,
and author of educational piano material. She
has also maintained a private piano teaching studio
for over fifteen years where she has enjoyed teaching
students of all ages within a wide range of abilities.
Improvisation, composition, and music appreciation
are all incorporated into Carol's teaching, along
with an emphasis on artistic expression.
Carol studied composition, arranging, and orchestration
at the University of Miami. She was the recipient
of the Knight-Ridder Silver Knight Award in Music,
sponsored by The Miami Herald. In addition to
her compositions and arrangements for piano, Carol
has also written for a variety of ensembles including
full orchestra, jazz big band, chorus, string
quartet, and brass quintet. Her work also includes
studio arrangements and recording sessions for
several artists in Miami-area recording studios,
as well as numerous sheet music arrangements for
many internationally-known recording artists.
In addition to original music, Carol has also
written a variety of successful instructional
publications and arrangements, including The
FJH Classic Note Speller (Books 1 & 2),and
the Piano for Two© duet series (equal
part duets for one piano, four hands).
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