Matthew Goulet

Cello, Bass Teacher

Matthew Goulet

SAA Member


Montréal, QC, Canada
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Cellist and Double Bassist, Matthew Goulet, was born in North Bay Ontario. He started his musical life as a double bassist, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music with a BA and an Artist Diploma in Double Bass Performance. Matthew is an alumni of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and has performed at many notable master classes including for Pinchas Zuchermann at the Young Artist’s Program in Ottawa. Matthew’s musical performance experience is quite diverse; in addition to freelancing in orchestras in Ontario and Quebec, he has performed extensively with salsa, jazz and rock groups.

Matthew studied the double bass with Joel Quarrington, who is a rare proponent of tuning the double bass in fifths; this subsequently paved the way for Matthew to learn the cello. A life-changing encounter with the innovative violin teacher Dr. Metro Kozak made possible this transition to the cello and progressed into a lifelong mentorship. Matthew subsequently studied the cello with Anna Burden, Ellie Boisinot and Tanya Carey.

Matthew’s passion for teaching led him to graduate from Nipissing University with a degree in Music Education. Later, combining his love for the cello and teaching, Matthew pursued his Suzuki teacher training and became a registered Suzuki cello teacher, completing his latest unit of study under the tutelage of Tanya Carey. Currently, in addition to teaching private lessons and public school, Matthew directs and plays cello at events across Montreal in a group that he co-founded called NU TRIO.