JEFF MATHENA is a vocal coach, worship leader, and songwriter, who has quickly become known as one of the premier coaches in the industry. He divides his time between teaching singers out of his Nashville-based studio and traveling the country to work with church worship teams and touring recording artists. For Jeff, training the voice is not just about improving tone or enabling singers to sing higher and more powerfully. It’s also about equipping singers with the ability to use their voices to communicate a message.
“The way we use our voice is part of how we tell our story. And so, voice lessons are not just a technical exercise, but an artistic one, as well.”
It is common for Jeff’s students to discover areas of their voice that they never even knew existed. He has a gift for increasing singers' abilities, while simultaneously decreasing the effort needed to use them. “Great technique–no matter what your pursuit– should always simplify the process; it should never make it more complicated.”
Jeff serves as a core judge at the Gospel Music Association’s “Immerse Conference,” a guest teacher at Shane and Shane’s “Linger Conference,” and vocal coach at Jennie Lee Riddle’s “Emerging Sound”– the nation’s premier songwriting camp for teens. Some of Jeff’s clients include Kari Jobe, For King and Country, Phil Wickham, Moriah Peters, Jimmy Needham, and Elevation Worship.
EMILY KEELEY is the newest addition to the TUV family and we couldn't be more excited! You won’t find many coaches like Emily. After graduating from Belmont University in 2015, she began making plans to pursue a career in music therapy. It seemed like an obvious choice given her passion for music and her love for people. That was until Emily’s first session with Jeff Mathena, when she found her true calling as a vocal coach. Since that day, she has immersed herself in the study of the human voice. She now coaches alongside Jeff in his Nashville studio, fulfilling her dream of serving people by helping them discover the voices they were truly meant to have.