Style: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Owner and teacher of voice and beginning piano Molly Stater Music Studio
Bio: Molly Meehan Stater is one of Pittsburgh's most sought after voice teachers. She is well-known for her nurturing style of teaching and an ability to inspire her students to successfully master a classical breath support technique and to engage their emotions as they grow as singing actors.
Her students enjoy getting cast in lead roles in local school, performance training school, and community theater productions. Her students have been accepted to outstanding performing arts and academically prestigious universities.
The mezzo-soprano was brought to Pittsburgh in 1990 as a Young Artist with the Pittsburgh Opera under then company director Tito Capobianco. She performed with the Hawai'i Opera Theatre, Opera Theatres of St. Louis and Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Skylight Opera of Milwaukee, and others.
She recently obtained her Master of Music Education Degree and Pennsylvania K-12 Music Teacher Certification from Carnegie Mellon University (‘17). She holds an Artist’s Diploma in Operatic Performance from Duquesne University (‘91). She completed her graduate studies at Indiana University (Bloomington) in her Master of Music Vocal Performance Degree (‘89), Soprano Virginia Zeani and Baritone Dale Moore, private teachers. Stater holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama and Theater from the University of Hawai’i (‘85) where she trained with RADA alum Terence Knapp, a premiere member of the National Theatre of Great Britain under the mentorship and directorship of its founder, Lord Laurence Olivier.
Her studio located in her restored 1901 house in the heart of the village of Sewickley, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh on the picturesque Ohio River.
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter