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About Molly

owner | voice | piano | songwriting

My Story

Molly has been a musician for over 25 years. In that time she has trained in a variety of vocal techniques with a number of prominent voice teachers—most notably Rachael Lawrence, voice teacher to several stars of the hit TV series Glee. She’s studied vocal performance techniques in New York City under vocal coach, Jay Bradley, and has performed at the famous Broadway nightclub Don’t Tell Mama. She was also classically trained in piano by teachers Rizia Lin and Ron Anderson, progressed to level 10 in the Certificate of Merit program, and passed a number of Guild auditions at the international level.

In 1999 and 2000, she apprenticed at Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project, hailed by Playbill as “the world’s most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students.” There, she trained with such notables as Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, and Ben Vereen.

In the summer of 2008, Molly toured Italy with a choir that performed at the Duomo in Milan, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, and St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. The tour concluded with a performance for Pope Benedict XVI.

At the age of 18, she began writing and recording her own music and transitioned from musical theatre and choral singing to pop music.

More recently, Molly attended the 2015 NYU Summer Vocal Pedagogy Intensive, where she worked with the famous vocal research scientist Johan Sundberg, along with Broadway coaches Joan Lader and Brian Gill. In 2016, she completed a course in Estill Voice.

Molly’s voice-teaching style is influenced by a number of sources, including classical training, Speech Level Singing, and the wonderful Estill Voice Training system. In spite of her extensive technical expertise, she doesn’t believe there is a single ideal approach to teaching voice. She believes every voice and personality should be treated differently, and that lessons should be based on the student’s current abilities and ultimate aspirations. Working with each student individually, Molly teaches them healthy singing habits and helps them hone their style. Her Just Sing method is based on the premise that there’s no one-style-fits-all approach to voice.

After approximately a decade of teaching students all over Orange County, you can find her students on Broadway; in movies and television (including the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon); in pop, punk, alternative, country, folk, and metal bands; studying voice in prestigious programs, including Berklee School of Music and USC Thornton; in the All American Boys Chorus and Orange County Children’s Chorus; and in art schools, including Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), Academy of the Arts (APA), and South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA).

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419 E. 17th Street #204
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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(800) 581 – 4609

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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.

Locations
Costa Mesa Studio
419 E. 17th St, Ste. 204, Costa Mesa, CA

Irvine Studio
4672 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA

Orange Studio
20241 E. Frank Lane, Orange, CA

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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