music coordinator | voice | piano
Celia is a classically trained vocalist and musical theatre performer from Indio, CA. She graduated with her BA in Music with an Emphasis in Vocal Performance from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Her degree provided her with knowledge of healthy vocal technique, music theory and composition, and music history. She believes that music is the ultimate selfless gift because it requires vulnerability, honesty, empathy, and making connections with others. Her private voice teachers have inspired her deeply, and she wants to give others the same opportunity to be touched by music the same way she has. Celia wants students to have a safe space to feel creative and express themselves, and then go forth into the world as their most authentic selves and use music to make it a better place.
Celia’s love of music began as a child. She was extremely shy growing up, but always felt her shyness disappear and her light shine when she sang a song or pretended to be someone else. (Legend has it that a next-door neighbor once overheard a six-year-old Celia singing to herself in the backyard!) …And she hasn’t stopped since. Her experience includes many choral ensembles, solo classical performance (creating and debuting two headlining recitals), and a wide variety of straight plays and musical theatre. She was also a therapeutic music intern, singing for patients and patient families in the cardiac unit, surgery recovery and waiting area, and radiation and cancer treatment area.
Celia was in the vocal ensemble of Denver’s Gilbert and Sullivan Troupe, the Empire Lyric Players, in their production of the operetta Ruddigore. Her favorite roles she’s played include Anne Frank (Anne Frank and Me), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), Hero (Much Ado About Nothing), Hope Cladwell (Urinetown: The Musical), Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray), and Morticia Addams (The Addams Family musical.) Celia was the first place at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center for the Desert Music Foundation Scholarship Vocal Competition, and was also a finalist in the Musical Theatre Division of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Vocal Competition.
Fun fact: Celia previously worked at Animal Samaritans as their Development and Volunteer Coordinator and grew up learning the importance of using your passions to give back to your community.
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.