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Voice Lessons

We are here to teach you what you want to sing.
Whether you’re pursuing a Grammy award or a pitch-perfect rendition of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,’ we’ll listen to your goals and lay out a plan to get you where you want to go. When you take singing lessons from us, you’ll grasp the technical, creative, and practical sides of singing.
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The 3 Facets of Great Singing

Singing lessons should be more than just learning breath control and pitch matching. There’s a whole lot in every great singer’s toolbox for you to learn, and we’ll help you tackle it. 

Great Singing Starts with Great Technique

Singing requires focus, coordination and strength. At its simplest, singing means producing music in your head and reproducing it with your lungs, vocal folds, and other structures in your vocal tract. 

Creativity is Key: Make the Song Yours

No two interpretations of the same song are alike, and we think it should stay that way. Creativity in singing is about experimenting with different vocal factors until you discover your own personal style. We’ll teach you how to intelligently tweak your songs to make them yours.

Tackle the Tricks of the Trade

While we don’t require our students to learn real-world skills like songwriting, auditioning, and self-accompaniment, we think it’s important to offer them as options. When you’re ready, we can take you beyond the basics to help you pursue a variety of musical spheres, including the stage, the recording booth, and the concert hall.

What to Expect from Voice Lessons

Each student we teach is unique, but you can generally expect voice lessons to go something like this:

Warm Up Your Voice

Lessons usually begin with a warm-up, although more experienced students can choose to warm up at home. Warm-ups serve two purposes: they help you develop technique without bogging you down with lyrics and a melody, and they get your vocal folds nice and pliable for the second part of your lesson.

Sing the Songs You Want

The second part of your lesson applies the techniques you learn to the songs you want to sing. You’ll work on one or a few songs per lesson in the style of your choosing. This is where you learn to interpret songs and develop your own unique voice.

Learn Complementary Skills

A third, optional part of the lesson addresses the more practical skills we’ve addressed. This is the time you’d practice your song with a microphone, discuss audition interviews, or even learn to accompany yourself on guitar or piano.

Keep Learning

When the lesson is over, we’ll give you a practice plan for the week and a recording of your lesson. That way, your next lesson can be even better than your first!
A Word

From Our Founder

“Many people mistakenly believe that you’re either born a singer or not. This is simply not true. There are so many coordinations that go into singing, from pitch matching, to breath support, to soft palate and tongue control. While these things may come easier and earlier to some than others, the bottom line is that they are skills that can be learned.  If I can leave you with one piece of advice, it’s that you can learn to sing, and we’d love to be the ones to help you discover your voice.

                     – Molly Webb
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Vocal Myths

Common Vocal Myths

01

Voice teachers only concentrate on producing an operatic sound. I’m interested in pop and rock, so lessons are not for me.

Myth

It is certainly true that some voice teachers concentrate on the classical sound. However, many successfully teach pop, rock, musical theater, R&B, metal (yes, scream-singing is a difficult, but learnable technique) and every other style out there.

02

I can’t carry a tune. Am I hopeless and tone deaf?

Myth
Only a tiny fraction of the population is actually tone-deaf. There’s a lot of coordination and muscle memory that goes into singing. A lack of visual and auditory feedback makes it even harder to develop this coordination. There’s nothing magical about learning to sing. It’s all about diligence and practice, and almost everyone can learn.

03

Children should wait till puberty till they begin voice lessons. Anything earlier than that can damage their voices.

Myth

While children should not work rigorously to extend their range before puberty, kids should absolutely start voice lessons early. Think of it this way: if your child shows interest in singing, she or he will sing, regardless of whether signed up for lessons. Wouldn’t it be better to form good habits and healthy technique early? The Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology has this to say about childhood voice lessons:

“Voice abuse during childhood may lead to problems that persist throughout a lifetime. It is extremely important for children to learn good vocal habits, and for them to avoid voice abuse. This is especially true among children who choose to participate in vocally taxing activities such as singing, acting and cheerleading. Many promising careers and vocal avocations have been ruined by enthusiastic but untrained voice use. For children with vocal interests, age-appropriate training should be started early.”

04

Old dogs can’t learn new tricks. I didn’t start lessons as a kid, and now it’s too late.

Myth
There is nothing physical or mental standing in the way of your learning. Adults can make astounding improvements just like kids if they practice diligently and regularly.

05

Belting is bad for you, and it should be avoided at all costs. Singers should only sing in their head voices.

Myth

It is true that belting with poor technique can be damaging, but healthy belting exists. Learning to belt without constriction, by using great breath control and retracting what’s called your false vocal folds, is both healthy and widely used by artists with long careers. First and foremost, it’s important to listen to your body when you sing in any style. Singing should feel comfortable, and you should back off and regroup when you start to feel tension. 

06

I’m a female who can’t sing high. Therefore, I’m an alto.

Myth

Well, your school choir director may have put you with the altos, but it’s waaaay more likely that you’re a soprano who hasn’t learned to access your high notes yet. Being able to hit high notes has much more to do with breath control and learned coordination than it does with voice type. 

Our School

Locations, Teachers and Programs

With 3 convenient studio locations, a wide variety of programs and performance opportunities, an in-home and online music lesson option, and a unique team of teachers all over the musical spectrum, we’re confident we can help meet your music lesson needs. 

Our Teachers

Our teachers are what set Molly’s Music apart. They’re an experienced, educated, and dedicated team of musicians.

Meet Our Team

The Inside Voice
A low-cost voice lesson subscription service primarily based on video exchange, for as low as $11.95/month. As with regular voice lessons, you’ll be paired with your own personal singing teacher you can develop a rapport with over time. 

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Recitals

Performance opportunities can be as important in your musical development as the lessons themselves. At Molly’s Music we offer at least 6 recitals per year, 3 Kid-Teen ones, 2 Teen-Adult ones, and an Instrumental Only Recital. 

Studio M

Our after-school vocal performance class. You’ll learn pop vocal technique, as well as the art of performance. Currently being offered at Oakridge Private School 

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Pop Star Camp

Our annual week-long pop vocal performance camp. You’ll make new friends, learn some great vocal technique, and work on the craft of commercial music performance. The class culminates in a Spotlight Performance, in which each student shows off his or her own solo. Class sizes cap at 12 to make sure each student gets plenty of personalized attention. 

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Students

Annual Recitals

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Get In Touch

Location: Costa Mesa | Irvine | Orange 

Telephone: (800) 581-4609

Email: info@mollysmusic.org

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am – 6pm | Fri: 9am-5pm

Teaching Hours: 7 Days a Week

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Without music life would be a mistake.

– Fredrich Nietzche

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