I’ve worked with lots of students over the years, I structure my lessons differently with every single person I meet. I truly believe that each of us is coming to voice lessons from a unique place in life, has different reasons for being here, and is drawn to different music. No two lessons should be the same, just like no two people are the same.
If there’s one thing I want you to keep in mind at your lessons, it’s that you can learn to sing. Maybe you were a child prodigy who wowed everyone with your voice from a young age, or maybe you can’t even match pitch yet. Either way, singing, like any other skill, is a learned activity that you can gain the muscular control and artistry for over time. I can’t wait to meet you wherever you’re at and help you build your own unique, beautiful voice.
More About Me
My approach to teaching
My approach to teaching is to meet each student where they’re at in terms of past experience, goals, and interests. I believe strongly that there’s no one style of music that’s superior to others or that you need to learn before moving onto other forms. If Adele is who moves you, then we’ll focus on soulful pop vocals. If musical theatre performance is your passion, I’ll help you build the unique set of skills and repertoire necessary to achieve your goals. And if it’s the classical voice experience you want, we’ll certainly start from there. My instruction is focused on evidence-based vocal health, but also on positivity and joy.
My biggest roadblock in my musical journey?
Singing is such a vulnerable thing because our voices are so personal to us. If we’re just starting out on the piano or learning to kick a ball, we don’t think of early mistakes as being some fundamental part of us. We think of it as a skill we need to improve at. Our voices, on the other hand, feel intrinsic to who we are, so if we have a bad vocal day, it almost feels like a kind of comment on who we are. Because of this, I’ve really struggled with performance anxiety. Even though I know with utter certainty that singing is just a skill and an athletic activity, it’s one thing to know something intellectually and another thing to feel it about ourselves. It’s gotten easier over the years, but I know it’s something I’ll continue to struggle with.
What inspires you?
I’m most inspired by people. I’m a complete vocal nerd and love reading and studying, but at the end of the day, it’s other people who drive me—their kindness, their work ethic and passion, and their own unique take on the world. I’m inspired by my mentors, but I’m also driven to succeed by the amazing people who work for our company who believe in what we do and by the students who entrust their beautiful voices to my instruction.
These are my fave artists & songs
As I said earlier, I love lyric-driven songwriters both in popular music and in musical theatre, including Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Paul Simon, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, the Lumineers, Stephen Sondheim, and Jason Robert Brown. As far as vocalists, I tend to be drawn to powerhouses with incredible control, like Sara Bareilles, Linda Eder, Jeremy Jordan, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Louderman. I also love waltzes, no matter what the genre. I can’t for the life of me figure out why, but I’ll often notice I’m obsessed with a song before it even occurs to me that it’s yet another thing in 3/4 time I’ve fallen in love with.
“If there’s one thing I want you to keep in mind at your lessons, it’s that you can learn to sing.”
Instruments I Play
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University
Estill Master Trainer
Certificate levels 1 through 3 for Somatic Voicework, the Lovetri Method™
Certificate from the New Singing Vocal Pedagogy Institute at NYU Steinhardt School and Voice Center at Langone Medical Center
Certificate of Merit Level 10 – Piano
(800) 581 – 4609
419 E. 17th Street #204
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 581 – 4609
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.
Irvine Studio 4672 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA
Orange Studio 4122 E. Chapman Ave, Ste. 5, Orange, CA
Our teachers are what set Molly's Music apart. They're an experienced, educated, and dedicated team of musicians.
The Inside Voice
All you need is a device that can record and an internet connection and you can use The Inside Voice. Giving you access to high quality, professional, and affordable online voice lessons.
We offer three membership options: Basic, Standard and Premier
- Basic Member – $19.95/mo
- Standard Member – $69.95/mo
- Premier Member* – $89.95/mo
(*ONLY available for SoCal Residents)
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.