They’re an experienced, educated, and dedicated team of musicians.
How do we know that for sure? Our teachers undergo a rigorous hiring process where we evaluate their character, ability, background, and experience. We also host free workshops for our teachers on a regular basis. Music teaching isn’t a learn-it and leave-it field. It’s always evolving, and we’re committed to staying current.
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Voice | Piano | Songwriting | Founder
Molly believes every voice and personality should be treated differently, and that lessons should be based on the student’s current abilities and ultimate aspirations. Molly teaches her students healthy singing habits and helps them hone their style.
Sarah began teaching private lessons at Molly’s Music in early 2012, and spent a year leading OC Glee. Sarah’s primary role is now in the office, supporting both students and teachers through the process of getting started and past the obstacles of busy schedules!
Voice | Piano | Guitar | Theory
When teaching, Anne likes to understand what that student is interested in, believing that music is about finding something to make a connection with and then sharing that connection with others.
Voice | Guitar | Theory | Piano | Songwriting
Ben has a wide variety of music that he listens to. He is excited to teach lessons in guitar, voice, and piano and to share his passion for music with others.
Enik describes his approach as “encouraging like crazy,” as he coaches musicians through the best take they can do. He takes his job seriously and wants the best quality possible.
Voice | Piano | In-School Music Teacher
Emma Reynolds is a jazz vocalist and vocal coach from northern California, who now performs a repertoire of jazz, originals, and pop/folk arrangements throughout LA and Orange County.
Guitar | Voice | Bass | Piano | Drums | Songwriting
Michael loves to share his passion for music through teaching, with experience in teaching a wide range of students. Michael believes in helping students become skilled musicians who find their own individual and creative styles.
Voice | Guitar | Piano | Bass Guitar
Josafat’s teaching experience includes being the music director and primary instructor for the Smart Foundation, providing free music education at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana for students from the ages of 8 to 18.
Voice | Guitar | Piano |Drums | Songwriting
Janet loves to create a personalized environment for each of her students- catering to their learning style, skill level and musical interests. She wants to give her students the tools they need to be the best musicians they can be.
Music Coordinator | Voice | Piano
Having studied under a variety of vocal coaches over the years, Mairead knows exactly what it takes to establish an atmosphere of trust, comfort, and above all else, fun.
Voice | Ukulele | Piano
Tiffanie’s favorite part about teaching is helping students discover their unique and personal music style.
Voice | Guitar | UkuleleAly teaches according to each student’s individual wants and skill levels, including how to accompany their singing on guitar.
Voice | Piano
Celeste Tavera is a versatile performer and teacher of Pop, Jazz, Broadway and Classical music for many years. She has prepared students for College Entrance Auditions, Scholarships, Competitions, Bands, Musical Theater and Karaoke.
419 E 17th Street, #204
Costa Mesa, Ca 92627
(800) 581 – 4609
A Few Reasons Why Our Teachers are the Best
Our teachers have one or more college degrees related to music, or the educational and performance equivalent.
Each one of our Molly’s Music teachers on staff receive thorough background checks, and go through an extensive interview process. The safety and security of our students is very important to us — and it should be important to you.
All of our music teachers are voice teachers. Most of them are also experts at another instrument. We became a singing-centric institution organically, when it dawned on us that voice is the central element to so many musical domains.
They excel in everything from Bel Canto opera to electronica and most things in between. We can accommodate almost any genre you like, but we’re not afraid to tell you if we can’t (we’re still working on finding someone who can teach healthy Tuvan throat singing).
Since we regularly host free music pedagogy workshops for them, they are constantly changing and improving. Music is always changing, and so should music pedagogy. Think of music pedagogy as a means to an end—a toolbox you can use to attain the sound you want. We are always developing new tools to achieve new sounds and styles.
Our teachers are reliable. A predictable lesson schedule is just as important for our students’ progress as a musically gifted instructor, so during the hiring process, we look for reliability as much as we assess music background. We know the stereotype about unreliable musicians, but believe it or not, dependable rock stars are out there, and we’ve tracked them down for you!
What Parents & Students are Saying
We have been so happy with Molly’s Music! Even through tough financial times, we have made a commitment to continue lessons because we know how beneficial it is. It has helped our daughter to gain confidence and her love for singing and music grows stronger each lesson!Joanne G.
I was wary of singing lessons at first, but I am SO thankful that I made the choice to come to Molly’s Music for a lesson. [My teacher] gave me some exercises that were helpful to my song choice, and after just one lesson I am feeling much better.Grace B.
My daughter has been with Molly since 2008, starting with private singing and piano lessons. Since then, Molly’s group OC Glee was formed. My daughter has loved the group. She sees all the students as a second family and loves the venues she and the rest of the group sings at!Nicki M.