Colette Mataj

Colette Mataj

Tampa, Florida, United States

Violin, Viola

Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Classical, Chamber Music

In Person

I have been teaching violin and viola for close to 20 years.  I have recently relocated from the Detroit area.  I have a passion for teaching young individuals music.  I love when a student is able to connect with the music and totally understand it. 

I received my Bachelor and Master's in violin performance from the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California.  I also received my doctoral degree from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.  

I have performed throughout California, Michigan and now, Florida.  Below you will see my experiences:

Opera Tampa                                                                                                      2020-present

Substitute Violin


St. Petersburg Opera                                                                                                   2019-present

Substitute Violin

Holiday Sparkle


Oakland University Opera                                                                                           2013 – 2019  

2nd violin section  

Cosi fan Tutti  

Pirates of Penzance  

Gianni Schicchi  

The Magic Flute  

Die FledermauMs  

Street Scene  



Fox Theater Detroit                                                                                                      2012-2019   

Contracted violin/viola   

Josh Groban   

Il Volo   

Il Divo   

Michael W. Smith   

Earth Wind & Fire   

Sarah McLachlan   

Celtic Woman   


Fort Street Presbyterian Church Orchestra                                                              2012-2019  

1st and 2nd violin section  


Stabat Mater  

Mozart Requiem  

Brahms Requiem  

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings  

Faure Requiem  


Toledo Symphony Orchestra                                                                                       2009-2019     

Substitute Musician     


Oakland Symphony Orchestra                                                                                     2008-2019      

 Principal 2nd violin   


Warren Symphony Orchestra                                                                                        2007-2019   

 1st Violin Section  


Redlands Symphony Orchestra                                                                                     2006-2007     

Contracted 2nd violin section/     


San Bernardino Symphony                                                                                            2003-2007     

Substitute Violin Section     


San Diego Chamber Orchestra                                                                                      1999-2001     


San Diego Symphony Orchestra.     

Substitute Violin Section                                                                                                1998-2001     


Please feel free to contact my for private violin or viola lessons, or both! I am highly qualified and would be thrilled to teach you or your child!

Location: 9543 Cavendish Drive, Tampa, Florida 33626, United States

"Without music, life would be a mistake" ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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9543 Cavendish Drive
Tampa, Florida 33626
United States


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