Molly M.

Molly M.

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5 Reviews
Denver, CO

Piano

Levels Taught: Advanced

About Molly M.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

I have loved music almost all my life. I began my lifelong journey to immerse myself in learning piano at age seven. At thirteen, I added violin lessons as well. By the time I reached high school, I knew that music would be my major in college, and that music would always be a vital part of my life.
I played violin with my high school orchestra, including taking part in productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Anything Goes. I also played piano with the orchestra, and performed the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor in concert. I played the piano for my school’s top show choir as well, performing with the group throughout the Denver area. I was also a member of the Colorado All-State Orchestra. All this time, I continued my private lessons in both piano and violin.
While still in high school, I auditioned for, and got, the title role in the Country Dinner Playhouse’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.
After high school, I chose the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music to continue my music education. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my Bachelor of Music degree in piano. I was invited to join the academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, as well as the music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda. I have also completed my Master of Music in piano at Lamont School of Music.
While in college, I accompanied many vocal and instrumental students, and discovered the joy of chamber and collaborative music. I formed partnerships and friendships with many other musicians, including professional musicians in several countries. I have also worked as a pianist for several area churches and spent one holiday season as a pianist at Nordstrom.
I believe that music should be an integral part of a well-rounded education. I hope that my passion for music will enable me to help others find the same joy and appreciation.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that every student learns differently and that those differences should be embraced. For that reason, I do not advocate a specific method or curriculum. I will work with each student individually to determine what method of learning will work best for them. Together we will decide what our curriculum should be so that we can incorporate not only learning, but fun into lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
computer desk, piano, dedicated music room, space for parents to wait

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Classical music

Education

Master of Music Sep 1991 - Jun 1997
University of Denver

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Associations Jul 2013
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent source for finding instructors, great teacher Take Lessons is a great source for finding instructors that match an individuals learning style as well as a one stop site to find a wide selection of instructors. Molly has been very flexible in the adapting to the way I want to learn and is very patient. She shows me better ways of maneuvering around the keyboard and alternate ways of playing the piece so that it sounds right to my ear. I am sure she is just as good at teaching the classical approach to learning, but as I am older and interested in learning songs and playing for fun Molly understands that at teaches accordingly. August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly is an awesome teacher. I am 55 years old and have decided to take lessons. She is patient and kind. She allows you to be you. She never makes me feel out of place. She is a great inspiration to me. I look forward to and enjoy playing! Susan Cooper June 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great teacher. I am learning songs that I want to learn which makes lessons fun. April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by flexible schedule and very nice Molly is very flexible in scheduling and very nice. Obviously also very accomplished piano player. March 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly is an excellent teacher. She is patient, encouraging and very knowledgeable. She has very innovative ideas for our lesson plan and is exceptional! February 23, 2011