Guitar and Ukulele Lessons
Guitar Lessons at Molly’s Music
Guitar is a versatile and social instrument: from rich baroque fugues, to screaming rock solos, to singer-songwriter fingerstyle, guitars are comfortable in almost any situation. If you don’t know a sound hole from a hole in the ground, don’t fret— we’ll get you started playing songs in no time. If, on the other hand, you already have a booming solo career, we’ll work to get your technique right where you need it. Want to sprinkle a little vocal training on top? Just say the word!
To Guitar Lessons
There’s nothing quite like going to a guitar lesson and learning repetitive, boring exercises the entire time. We know you learn best when you’re engaged and interested in what you’re doing. Our lessons are well-paced, and our approach focuses on the style you want, whether that’s jazz, rock, pop, classical, or something else. But don’t think our flexible style means we don’t take our teaching seriously — it’s our flexibility that lets us teach everyone the music they want to learn.
Self-Accompainment on Guitar (and Ukulele!)
Since all of our guitar and ukulele teachers are also vocal coaches, we can give you the know-how to start accompanying yourself. Playing and singing at the same time poses unique coordination challenges for students. We’ll coach you in how to stay confident and keep tempo, while giving your attention to the melody and lyrics. If you want to focus on the guitar more than voice, we recommend spending a few months learning the basics, and then adding 15 minutes of vocal practice to each of your lessons.
We encourage you to set musical goals and ask yourself where you’d like to use your musical skills outside of lessons. It’s okay to have undifferentiated goals, or intend to only play by the campfire, but it’s a lot of fun to pursue the ‘big picture’ by incorporating songwriting, performance, auditions, and technology into music lessons.
419 E. 17th Street #204
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 581 – 4609
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.
Irvine Studio 4672 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA
Orange Studio 20241 E. Frank Lane, Orange, CA
Our teachers are what set Molly’s Music apart. They’re an experienced, educated, and dedicated team of musicians.
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.
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.
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.