Molly has dedicated her entire life to music, studying it and performing since the age of 3, teaching it beginning in her college years at Columbia University, and running her music school and training other teachers by the age of 26.
Molly’s performance and recording experience ranges from musical theatre, to pop songwriting, to opera, to choral, to cabaret (although she’ll always have an affection for college acappella).
Molly is an Estill Master Trainer, a certification that takes 3-5 years of in-depth study in vocal science, a series of oral and written exams, and experience running small group vocal classes at workshops that draw everyone from rock singers to professors with PhD’s in voice-related topics. In 2015, she studied at the NYU Medical Center with world-renowned vocal scientist Johan Sundberg and Broadway voice teachers Dr. Brian Gill and Joan Lader.
Molly also completed the 3 levels of certification in Somatic Voicework, a body-based vocal system dedicated to CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) styles, taught by Jeanie Lovetri.
Molly has trained in a variety of vocal techniques with a number of prominent voice teachers, including Rachael Lawrence, voice teacher to several stars of the hit TV series Glee, Adrienne Angel, voice teacher to Bernadette Peters, and most recently, Kim Steinhauer, president of Estill International. She’s studied vocal performance techniques in New York City under vocal coach, Jay Bradley, and has performed with him 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.
Molly’s voice-teaching style is influenced by a number of sources, including classical training, Speech Level Singing, Somatic Voicework, 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 methods are based on the premises that there’s no one-style-fits-all approach to voice, that if you can speak, you learn to sing, and that vocal pedagogy should be evidence-based and not full of the mythology you’re often force-fed in voice lessons.
After approximately 15 years of teaching students all over Orange County and LA, 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, USC Thornton, and Belmont University; 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).
Molly is a member of NATS, Estill International, and the Somatic Voicework™ Teachers Association.