Molly Rosen

Molly R.

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Hayward, CA
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About Molly R.

Background check: Last verified 11/06/2014
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Molly teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2002
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I have been teaching for 13 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their seventies! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. ...tese 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 . I have trained with respected opera singers as well as leaders in vocal pedagogy. 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 . How about beginning music theory? I can help with that,too. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing? Let's do it! 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 worked with many singers who have been diagnosed with anxiety: you're in good hands.

I am also a drama teacher and love working with beginning acting students. I'll assist with monologue prep, improvisation, voice for the stage, and more!

If you're interested in beginner ear training or music theory, I'd love to help you with that,too. I present it in a no-nonsense and fun manner! I'll provide you with simple worksheets to increase your confidence in learning the language of music, as well as run you through increasingly challenging patterns and sight reading for the ear training. Don't be afraid: I make it easy!

I have been singing for over 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 and authority in vocal pedagogy.

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. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities.

Photos and Videos

Me performing with Chicago's Lira Ensemble in their Christmas show!

Experience

Music Teacher Aug 2014 - Present
Sterling Education

I teach voice, music theory, composition, ear training, and music history and appreciation to middle and elementary school students.

Voice and Drama Instructor Sep 2013 - Present
Boldly Me

I teach drama and voice to all ages and abilities in a fun workshop/class format to people from all walks of life!

Music Teacher Jan 2012 - Present
Private Studio

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

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

Vocal Instructor May 2002 - Sep 2005
Schaumburg Academy of Music

Education

Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance 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

New York Singing Teachers Association Mar 2015
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NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.

Music Teachers' Association of California Mar 2015

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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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12 Reviews on Molly R.

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Angelique B. Apr 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Molly is the best voice teacher I have ever had! She's very positive and supportive. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable in both singing and acting, but she always makes sure the class is fun. If you want singing to feel natural and easy, while also sounding amazing, she is the perfect teacher. Every time I come out of her class I feel like I've learned something new and useful. I am forever grateful that my mom found her for me! She is truly amazing!
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Suehay H. Mar 23, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My 10 year old son has been taking signing (and recently some drama) classes with Molly for some time now, and we can honestly say that she is truly an outstanding voice and drama coach. My son is learning so much from her and always looks forward to his lessons with Molly. Molly is the best and we totally recommend her!
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Julene D. Mar 10, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Molly is excellent as a voice/drama coach. Molly helped my 12 year old get her first real part for a play at a local theater. Not only has my daughters singing improved, she has also gained confidence. Molly is so encouraging and super positive. She helped prepare my daughter for her audition with lots of great advice on how to prepare her voice and perform. She coached her on body language and how to stand out at an audition. My daughter adores Molly and always looks forward to her next lesson with her.
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Patti C. Jan 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Molly is not only a knowledgeable and highly professional singing coach, she makes learning fun! Singing is a joy with Molly guiding you through the techniques and "tricks" of the trade. She recently did a group lesson via Skype with my friends and I and it was a blast. My New Years resolution: more lessons with Molly!
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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