In-Person Voice Lessons are Back!
Come Sing With Us in Costa Mesa, Orange, Irvine, or Online
When you take singing lessons from us...
You’ll grasp the technical, creative, and practical sides of singing.
Learn what you want, how you want, and where you want.
Live singing lessons on Zoom, asynchronous video lessons, or both. Either way, you’ll be working with a private voice teacher who’ll tailor his or her program to the genres that interest you most.
419 E. 17th Street #204
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
What to Expect
Each student we teach is unique, but you can generally expect voice lessons to go something like this:
Warm–Up Your Voice
Lessons usually begin with a warm-up, although more experienced students can choose to warm up at home. Vocal exercises serve two purposes: they help you develop technique without bogging you down with lyrics and a melody, and they get your vocal folds nice and pliable for the second part of your lesson.
Sing the Songs You Want
Learn Complementary Skills
When the lesson is over, we’ll give you a practice plan for the week and a recording of your lesson. That way, your next lesson can be even better than your first!
We know times are different. Don't let COVID stop you!
We spent over two years developing The Inside Voice. It was designed with one objective. To make effective, evidence based voice lessons available to everyone, everywhere.
The Inside Voice is
Great singing starts with great technique
Tackle the tricks of the trade
Creativity is key: Make the song yours
A Word From Our Founder
Many people mistakenly believe that you’re either born a singer or not. This is simply not true. There are so many coordinations that go into singing, from pitch matching, to breath support, to soft palate and tongue control. While these things may come easier and earlier to some than others, the bottom line is that they are skills that can be learned. If I can leave you with one piece of advice, it’s that you can learn to sing, and we’d love to be the ones to help you discover your voice.
– Molly Webb
I LOVE this Academy there are no words to describe how much fun, encouragement, and effort this school gives my daughter and the community. The singing classes which my daughter attends have helped my daughter tremendously thank you Molly Music!
Molly is awesome! Her lessons are enormous fun! Whether you’re a complete beginner struggling to match pitch (me) or a budding star/starlet of the future like many of her students, I highly recommend vocal lessons at Molly’s Music!
Molly is an outstanding teacher! It’s as simple as that. She gets it. She doesn’t force strict and limiting vocal methods on you the way a lot of vocal teachers do. She asks you what you like to sing, what genre you want to perform in, and coaches you accordingly!
Voice teachers only concentrate on producing an operatic sound. I’m interested in pop and rock, so lessons are not for me.
It is certainly true that some voice teachers concentrate on the classical sound. However, many successfully teach pop, rock, musical theater, R&B, metal (yes, scream-singing is a difficult, but learnable technique) and every other style out there.
Belting is bad for you, and it should be avoided at all costs. Singers should only sing in their head voices.
It is true that belting with poor technique can be damaging, but healthy belting exists. Learning to belt without constriction, by using great breath control and retracting what’s called your false vocal folds, is both healthy and widely used by artists with long careers. First and foremost, it’s important to listen to your body when you sing in any style. Singing should feel comfortable, and you should back off and regroup when you start to feel tension.
Children should wait till puberty till they begin voice lessons. Anything earlier than that can damage their voices.
While children should not work rigorously to extend their range before puberty, kids should absolutely start voice lessons early. Think of it this way: if your child shows interest in singing, she or he will sing, regardless of whether signed up for lessons. Wouldn’t it be better to form good habits and healthy technique early? The Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology has this to say about childhood voice lessons:
“Voice abuse during childhood may lead to problems that persist throughout a lifetime. It is extremely important for children to learn good vocal habits, and for them to avoid voice abuse. This is especially true among children who choose to participate in vocally taxing activities such as singing, acting and cheerleading. Many promising careers and vocal avocations have been ruined by enthusiastic but untrained voice use. For children with vocal interests, age-appropriate training should be started early.”
Old dogs can’t learn new tricks. I didn’t start lessons as a kid, and now it’s too late.
There is nothing physical or mental standing in the way of your learning. Adults can make astounding improvements just like kids if they practice diligently and regularly.
Do you teach adults?
Yes! We love working with adults and offer a number of programs geared toward more mature students, including our Teen-Adult Showcases.
What style of music do you teach?
You name it! We tailor our music lessons to individual interest. That means if you’re passionate about pop singing, we’ll focus on commercial music. If you’ve always dreamed of going to Julliard and gracing the opera and symphony stages, we’ll give you a great classical education. If you’re Broadway-bound, we’ll teach you musical theatre. We don’t favor one style over another but rest assured, whatever you work on will be done with an emphasis on health, technique, and musicianship.
I can’t carry a tune. Am I hopeless and tone deaf?
Only a tiny fraction of the population is actually tone-deaf. There’s a lot of coordination and muscle memory that goes into singing. A lack of visual and auditory feedback makes it even harder to develop this coordination. There’s nothing magical about learning to sing. It’s all about diligence and practice, and almost everyone can learn.
I’m a female who can’t sing high. Therefore, I’m an alto.
Well, your school choir director may have put you with the altos, but it’s waaaay more likely that you’re a soprano who hasn’t learned to access your high notes yet. Being able to hit high notes has much more to do with breath control and learned coordination than it does with voice type.
419 E. 17th Street #204
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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