Delores Matthews is available for residencies or workshops in the music discipline with a focus on how to sing effectively, how to compose songs, and the History of American music with a specialty in Gospel Music in its art form. She has given piano and voice instruction since her senior year in high school in 1973, along with winning vocal competitions herself. Delores has conducted and played for choirs since age ten. In 1997, she was chosen to work in Germany as Music Director for a German Gospel recording artist. Also, during the 50th anniversary of the book, “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” Delores was hired as Music Director at Park Square Theater of St. Paul, Minnesota for a stage adaption of the novel. Recently, Music Director for play performances “KUMBAYAH” (Written by Rose McGee, of Minneapolis, MN – “The Story of Juneteenth”) Delores is a certified Yamaha Music In Education piano lab Instructor.
She has worked in regular classroom settings with students of all ages; as well as autistic students. Delores’ book, “Let's Sing Together”, teaches voice maintenance and proper use of the voice as an instrument. She teaches the importance of vocal warm-ups and other techniques such as breathing and proper singing/standing postures. During residencies, she instructs students to write songs of remedies for important news topics and using popular tunes as the accompanying music. Delores offers rehearsal techniques for group and individual practice with a concentration in performance behavior. Delores can also conduct teacher in-services for her residencies.