Molly Moran

Molly M.

Denver, CO

About Molly M.

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Molly teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 2010
Last sign in: 2 days ago

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

Experience

Accompanist

Apr 2014 - Present
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir

Education

Master of Music

Sep 1991 - Jun 1997
University of Denver

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

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.

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19 Reviews on Molly M.

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Lola Jul 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Today we had our first piano lesson with Molly. My eight year old daughter absolutely loved her! Even though my daughter talked way too much instead of listening, Molly dealt with that with alot of patience and my daughter came home with some great excersizes to practice. She's a very talented, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Just one lesson and I'd highly recommend her!
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Natasha Jan 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
I love working with Molly, She is a awesome instructor, I would have never got as far as i have now without her!
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Deb C. Dec 2, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
10 stars! She's excellent! She really stays on task. Answers all my questions. Absolutely recommend!
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Jean W. Nov 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I'm comfortable and confident with Molly, and I believe that I made the right choice for piano lessons with her.
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Tomas R. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson! My son was very excited!
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Tomas R. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson! My son was very excited!
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Valerie B. Oct 4, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was please with my lesson this time because we went over a piece I wanted to learn. For example, the notes and figuring. I am concern about when will I know that I have learned a piece or song well enough to move on to something else. I thought this lesson was great.
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Dawson R. Sep 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Molly utilized many different things to keep out three year old paying attention for the duration of the lesson. His name begins with 'D' so he was more than happy to find all the 'D' keys on the keyboard. The lesson was filled with these sorts of interactions and it was quite obvious Molly has worked with small children before. We are eagerly anticipating our next lesson!
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Noah L. Sep 12, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Molly is patient, encouraging and fun. My 8 year old loves his lessons. So glad we found her!
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Deb C. Jul 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Molly is extremely patience. I never feel stressed during the lessons even after returning to the piano after not taking lessons since she was in junior high. Molly is very flexible with scheduling and understanding of personal matter! Great teacher would not want to work with anyone else!