Molly R.

Molly R.

8 Reviews
Hayward, CA

About Molly R.

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Molly teaches: Males 4 and up
Females 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2002
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 1 hour

Overview

I have been teaching for 12 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their sixties! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. These are just a few of singers I have worked with, in person, in the classroom, and Online!

What you get in voice lessons with me: laughter as you learn! I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best, and I believe everyone deserves the same useful tools, no matter what it is you like to sing. I am patient and customize each and every lesson. Need more time on ear training? No problem. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing? I'll help you with that,too! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with shy people. I'll get you out of your shell, relaxed, and having fun right away. So we can free that voice of yours!

I have been singing for 20 years. Performances with the Lira Ensemble and Opera on Tap Chicago, and in master classes with international opera stars Alan Held and Lorna Haywood. Coaching with Collaborative Works Chicago and Rossini Opera Festival. Additional studies in Rock Vocals, Voice Care, Improvisational Comedy, Holistic Voice, Acting, Foreign languages, Dalcroze, Speaking Voice for Singers, and Commercial Vocal Styles/Belting with Lisa Popeil. Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

Certified CoreSinging Instructor- one of only a few in the U.S. trained by Meribeth Dayme, PhD, respected clinician and author.

I think if you can speak, you can sing. I am a people person passionate about music and singing, and want to be the teacher you'll trust with your voice. Come laugh and learn with me!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach in person (East Bay, California) and online via Skype or FaceTime!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Children, teens. Lapsed singers, and older beginners, too.

Photos and Videos

More fun warmups for KIDS..of all ages!

Experience

Music Teacher Aug 2014 - Present
Sterling West

I teach vocal technique, music theory, ear training, and music history to elementary and middle school students.

Voice and Drama Instructor Sep 2013 - Present
Boldly Me

Vocal Instructor Jun 2012 - Present
VocalMolly Studios

Vocal Instructor Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
Music Land School of Music

Vocal Instructor Feb 2009 - Mar 2013
School of Rock Chicago

Vocal Instructor Jun 2007 - Jul 2008
Dancenter North

Education

Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance Jan 1999 - May 2002
Millikin University
Bachelor of Music- Voice Jan 1999 - May 2002
Millikin University
Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance Aug 1998 - Dec 1998
Boston Conservatory

Languages Spoken

Italian Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CoreSinging Teacher Jun 2014
CoreSinging, Dr. Meribeth Dayme

Laughter Yoga Leader Jan 2014
Laughter Yoga University

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! I can lead LY workshops in churches, schools, community centers, corporate events.

Core Singing Experience Dec 2013
CoreSinging

Awards

Concerto Competition Finalist Feb 2002
MIllikin University

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing Jul 2013
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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8 Reviews on Molly R.

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Bella H. Oct 26, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
I have Molly R. to thank for getting me out of my fear of singing. At first, I was so nervous that I couldn't even sing along to the radio with my friends! I met her through a class with Boldly Me, and then ended up taking lessons with her to prepare for my first big audition with StarStruck (I know right? I love performing but I get shy about singing). Though I didn't get in, she had given me that boost of confidence and the arsenal of skills/tricks that I needed to keep trying. I worked with her again to audition for Stage1's "Seussical"- and got in as the "lead Wickersham"!!
Molly has helped me with so much; she teaches you beyond what you could expect of yourself and guides you to your fullest potential.. all while keeping it fun and comfortable!! Molly doesn't just help you learn how to sing, she helps you learn to love to sing.
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Gene W. Aug 19, 2014
Singing · Online
Molly is a great teacher. She is very flexible and easy to work with. I've learned a lot and, the lessons have been very enjoyable. I would recommend Molly to anyone considering taking singing lessons.
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sPENCER R. Aug 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
I brought my five-year-old son to Molly ten months ago to help prepare him for a choir class. My son wasn't overly enthused at first. With a lot of patience and understanding on Molly’s part, he’s come around to looking forward to their sessions together. He’s now six and can match pitch and learn multi-verse songs. He sings along to his favorite songs in the car although he complains, “Daddy, I don’t want to sing, I just can’t help myself.” That spontaneous urge to break out in song was just what I had hoped for my son. Thank you, Molly!
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Lily J. Aug 5, 2014
Singing · In studio
I decided to take my 10 year old daughter to lessons at Molly's after she expressed an interest in singing. Molly is great with kids and my daughter really looks forward to seeing her every week. The singing lessons have given her a boost in confidence, so now she is auditioning for community theater and school musicals. Molly has been encouraging and helpful, and I would recommend her to anyone!
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Carol G. Mar 12, 2014
Singing
From the comfort of my own home!

I was amazed at the quality of my long distance lessons on Skype.. I have only had two lessons so far, but feel like I have made a lot of progress. I get to choose the genre of music I want to pursue and don't have to leave my home to do so. I have so much to learn about technique, but I am confident that Molly will continue to guide me. She makes lessons fun and interesting.
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william R. Feb 21, 2014
Singing
Molly is the best.

I came to Molly because I had never really sung before, and had wanted to pick it up after playing different instruments. I was pretty self conscious about the whole idea of singing, and didnt really have that much faith in it. I really didnt know what to expect from singing lessons at all, but Molly really broke things down for me and made the experience positive. She wasn't judgmental or pushy in any way at all. She listened to my ideas of what I wanted to sing, and some of the artists I got inspiration from. Not only that, but she's really awesome because she likes so many different genres of music! I would think that most vocal teachers prefer more classical types of music, but Molly could totally relate to rock n roll, alternative, etc. After my first lesson with Molly I felt 100% more confident about training my voice, and everything I was looking for in voice lessons I found. Thats why I keep taking lessons from her. She set me up with many different exercises to practice by myself, and she does a really good job of breaking things down so that a person with no singing experience can understand everything. Overall, I would recommend anyone, regardless of age or music preference to go to Molly for vocal lessons.

Also, she does skype lessons which is a HUGE help for me considering I live a little far from her. (I didnt know what to expect with that either, but you'll be surprised how well it works).

-Will
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sarahann M. Feb 18, 2014
Singing
What a Teacher!

I've been taking singing lessons with Molly since Janurary and already I can tell a difference in my vocal ability. She makes learning how to sing properly so easy to understand and so much fun while doing it. I'm a little shy to sing in front of people and I need a confidence boost but Molly is so easy to feel comfortable with and I find myself becoming more outgoing and willing to try new things with my voice. Although I've been singing since I was young, with Molly's help I am just now learning how much easier those high notes can be. Plus her prices are super reasonable, she's the best and I'm so glad I have her encouraging me every step of my singing journey.
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Maggie M. Feb 15, 2014
Singing
Wonderful and full of energy

Molly is dedicated to helping new and current students grow to the best of their abilities. She has helped me grow in all aspects of my voice, including breathing and diction. My voice is much stronger and fuller thanks to her teaching. I also love having voice lessons over FaceTime from the comfort of my own home. I would highly recommend her!