I LOVE this Academy there are no words to describe how much fun, encouragement and effort this school gives my daughter and the community.
– Ana C.
I am very happy I found a great school! All their teachers are very knowledgeable and experienced professional artists. Their management team is very professional, responsive and friendly. I never had a problem with scheduling or payments.
– Oma S.
Molly's Music is amazing and their staff is very kind. I work with a vocal coach named Ben and he is brilliant!!! He has exceeded my expectations and has been able to elevate my singing to heights I didn't know I was capable of.
– Phil S.
Molly's Music is a great school. Both of my kids have taken classes here. My daughter has been learning singing and piano for the past 4 years. They are very nurturing and I highly recommend this school of music!!
– Su I.
Our journey to a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the transformative power of song began like all great journeys do, in our living room with a few tight-knit family members and friends. It was at an Orange County yoga intensive where Molly, an idealistic voice and piano teacher, met two people who would make Molly’s Music possible. The first person was Travis, an academic and martial arts buff who would eventually marry Molly and run the ‘business’ side of the school. Second, came Janelle, a singer-songwriter who would become the first teacher to work by Molly’s side. And so it all began.
They cobbled together a Molly’s Music brand and continued to do what they did best—teach what they loved. Soon the tiny team had more students than they had room in their schedules, and it was time to recruit more help. Molly’s mother, a music teacher herself, assistant-directed OC Glee; Eric, Travis’s surrogate brother, built them a website; and Gracie, Molly’s real-life sister, joined to take charge of outreach and marketing. Sarah, our beloved Studio Manager, and Anne, our Program Manager, were poached from our first few teachers, and they now routinely meet in Molly and Travis’s living room for business matters, and—ahem—free muffins.
Deciding how to hire new teachers was tougher. We had this homespun school, staffed by friends and family, so how could we keep the company feeling small and still hire complete strangers? It turns out, there really isn’t a formula for this. That’s why our teacher interviews cover a lot of ground. A degree in music, teaching accomplishments, and real-world experience all help shape a good candidate, but it’s off-paper that we decide who really fits in with our mission and personality. No matter how big the Molly’s Music family gets, that’s how it will always be.
Costa Mesa Studio
419 E 17th Street, #204
Costa Mesa, Ca 92627
4672 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, Ca 92604
20241 E Frank Ln,
Orange, CA 92869
Molly’s Music is part of a larger nonprofit called CultureHum Foundation. Proceeds from our services help fund thousands of dollars worth of scholarship music lessons each year, along with an in-school tutoring program called The Open Education Project that gives high school students second chances.