Molly McLinden

Molly M.

Schaumburg, IL
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About

Molly passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Molly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2002

I have been teaching for 15 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their seventies! 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 (I just love teaching singers all over the country and the world!) .

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 who have performed with companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, 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 and getting into the heart of your songs? Let's do it! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with very 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 and you can trust me with your voice.

I am also a drama teacher who has worked with groups as well as individuals. Currently, I am the drama instructor at a Montessori School. I love working with beginning acting students! I'll assist with monologue prep, improvisation, voice for the stage, body awareness, and more. I love being on stage and want you to see how fun it is to jump in and let go,too!

I am a constant student in the world of theatre. I am currently taking many courses with the Drama Teacher Academy, and just received a certificate for monologue work ! Currently studying more improv and musical theatre techniques. I want my students to have as many skills as possible, no matter where their love for theatre or music takes them.

If you're interested in beginner ear training or music theory, I'd love to help you with that as well. 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 and customize it all. I used to be scared of theory,too- so I know what works!

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, , Commercial Vocal Styles/Belting with Lisa Popeil, teacher mentoring workshop with Maestro David Jones. Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Additional workshops in Vocal Pedagogy with David Sabella-Mills, Jeannie LoVetri. Dr. Karen Prokop, Melissa Cross (the queen of healthy scream technique!), Sheri Sanders (musical theatre auditioning), and Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

Certified CoreSinging Instructor- one of only a few in the U.S. trained by Meribeth Dayme, PhD, respected clinician and authority in vocal pedagogy and author of "The Singing Book".

My students do a variety of great things! One was a top 12 "American Idol" finalist. Current students perform in musicals, top rated choirs, and professional rock , jazz,and blues bands. Many have won awards for their singing at competitions such as NATS. Students of mine have also been accepted to prestigious performing arts high schools for both drama and music, as well as undergraduate music programs.

I think if you can speak, you can sing. Everyone can and should sing! Don't let anything hold you back. I am a people person that is very 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 (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) and online via Skype or FaceTime or TakeLessons Classroom, of course!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software. Additional materials I use: Funky n' Fun Vocal Exercises, Estelle Liebling Vocal Methods, Bona and Dannhauser for sight-reading, Full Voice workbooks for young and serious singers.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Children, teens. Lapsed singers, and seniors. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities , special needs, and victims of abuse. Have also worked with the transgendered community. I also love to give workshops.

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Experience

Drama and Voice Instuctor
Mar 2017 - Present
Montessori of North Hoffman Estates

I lead high school students in drama games and scene and monologue study. I also help prepare them for a staged performance at the end of the school year!

I also teach basic vocal technique as well as performance technique in preparation for talent shows.

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Music and Drama Instructor
Jan 2012 - Present
Private Studio

I teach vocal technique to ALL ages! All lessons are customizable. We focus on balance, breath, and performance techniques.
I also teach basic acting and improv to all ages. Lessons are available in person as well as online to singers and actors all over the world.

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Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Nov 2016
Sterling Education

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

Voice and Drama Instructor
Sep 2013 - Nov 2016
Boldly Me

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

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

Italian
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Directing Youth Theater Certificate
Aug 2017
Drama Teacher Academy

Completed professional development course on teaching student actors how to block, rehearse, and perform a school play.

Teaching Improv Certificate
Aug 2017
Drama Teacher Academy

Completed professional development course on teaching basic improvisational skills to student groups.

Working with Monologues for Rehearsal and Development Certificate
Aug 2017
Drama Teacher Academy

Completed professional development course on helping student actors prepare monologues for performance.

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

Teacher of the Month
Jun 2015
Sterling West Education
Concerto Competition Finalist
Feb 2002
MIllikin University

Affiliations

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.

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New York Singing Teachers Association
Mar 2015

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.

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National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jul 2013

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.

Photos & Videos

Me in my studio! Hope you'll join me!

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

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How to add natural POWER!
Easy, silly warmup to become acquainted with your support muscles!
More fun warmups for KIDS..of all ages!
Add little gimmicks to get more smoothness in your sound! We sing with the whole body, so let's have fun!
Whistle tone tutorial- part two!
How to sing in tune- by MIMING!
Start to play with "whistle tone"
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149 Reviews

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Kathryn C. Sep 16, 2017
Speaking Voice · Online

Oh wow, what an awesome first online lesson I just had with Molly! I feel so much more positive, optimistic, and confident about my speaking voice improving now. She has a wonderful personality and made me feel at ease very quickly. The exercises were super helpful, and she explained things very well. I could go on, but I want to keep practicing what I just learned. I'm looking forward to my next session with Molly!

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Shanice F. Sep 9, 2017
Singing · Online

I had a great first lesson very informative (:

Lindsay S. Sep 2, 2017
Singing · Online

Lindsay S. Sep 2, 2017
Singing · Online

Liesl S. Sep 1, 2017
Singing · Online

First lesson, but love her already!! She was able to draw out my shy daughter!

Maria Gabriela D. Sep 1, 2017
Singing · Online

Molly has the best energy and she made me feel very very confident and empowered. More than that, she has an amazing technique that just WORKS!
Looking forward to my next class!

Jenny Aug 31, 2017
Musical Theater · Online

Jessica Aug 31, 2017
· Online

Molly is SO FUN! My five-year-old daughter took voice lessons over the summer and learned a lot fun warm-up exercises and started picking up on fundamental skills in a short period of time. Molly makes the lessons very engaging, educational, and always fun! We hope to sign up for more in the future!

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Bethann Aug 29, 2017
Child Acting · Online

amazingly good at acting and singing! Great with child lessons!

Kate W. Aug 28, 2017
Acting · Online

Great help and encouragement to my teen!

Brooke Aug 16, 2017
Singing · Online

My first session with her really helped me open up my voice to what I'm looking to accomplish as a singer. I look forward to training with her!

Mary Aug 2, 2017
Audition Prep · Online

Very engaging

Jamie Aug 1, 2017
Acting · In studio

I used to feel really shy about acting, but she has helped me become more comfortable with it.

Amy O. Jul 28, 2017
Musical Theater · Online

Very experienced and professional teacher! Lessons are fun and although I am self consious of my singing voice I am now more encouraged then ever to improve my voice than ever!

Susan Jul 18, 2017
Singing · Online

I really feel like I am learning good techniques to fulfill my bucket list of becoming a better singer. Molly is wonderful! After just three lessons I feel I've made progress.

Joseph Jul 5, 2017
Singing · In studio

Very energetic in every lesson and one of the most positive instructer you will ever meet!
She knows her stuff so she can point out the flaws during your lessons so she can help you improve and get better. Would recommend! 100%

Jude Jul 3, 2017
Singing · Online

Jonathan Jun 19, 2017
Singing · In studio

Great instructor, from lesson one she makes you feel welcome and comfortable, she even has methods I've never heard about, that really help. Strongly recommended.

Paige Jun 7, 2017
Singing · Online

I had my first online lesson with Molly a couple days ago, and it was a great experience! She's very open and welcoming and does everything she can to make you feel comfortable. I wish I was able to go to her in person! :( I highly recommend her, especially if you have any fears whatsoever around singing!

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Lindsey Jun 6, 2017
Audition Prep · In home

I had my first voice lesson with Molly and she is full of energy ! I had so much fun at my first class and looking forward to many more to come

Susan Jun 6, 2017
Singing · Online

Very much enjoyed my first lesson with Molly!

Jared Adkins May 22, 2017
Singing · Online

Great teacher and easily will customize the lesson to meet your specific needs.

C.S. May 15, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

May 2017: I paid for 5 classes, and we've had about 4 or 5 by now. I have to say I LOVE Molly! She's great with my daughter. My 13 yo daughter has a learning delay, which is not noticeable to many, but it takes a longer to learn something that's natural for most kids. Molly is able to make her lessons relatable. We do the one hour classes and she has my daughter doing the vocal exercises during the first half an hour, and the second half an hour she's working on her song that she's learning for her "talent" portion in a pageant for Nov 2017. I'm pretty particular about teachers/instructors and I have to say I've gotten every dollars worth. We plan on signing up for more lessons because the difference in her singing from the start to now, on her song that she's working on, is noticeable! Impressive!!

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Danette Sheppard-Vaughn May 8, 2017
Acting · Online

My 10 year old daughter is learning so much from Molly. Her upbeat attitude really makes her feel comfortable and at ease. A blessing to find Molly!

Lisa May 8, 2017
Acting · Online

Molly did a great job working with me in preparing for a role. I'm learning a great deal about acting AND the lessons are fun. I plan on taking more lessons. Thank you, Molly!

Arlene Kelly May 8, 2017
Singing · In studio

Molly is very focused and really knows her stuff?

Ramy May 1, 2017
Singing · Online

Since i started the lessons with Molly, i noticed my voice getting better with each lesson + using the tools she gave me. Very relaxed and fun atmosphere which makes learning easier.

SHATRINA Apr 25, 2017
Speaking Voice · Online

Victoria Apr 18, 2017
Broadway Singing · Online

My 17-year-old daughter had her first on-line lesson with Molly last night. We weren't sure how on-line lesson were going to work, but it was a great experience! Molly was wonderful - my daughter loved her! We could already see great progress after the first lesson!

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Ramy Apr 17, 2017
Singing · Online

Goriana alexander Apr 17, 2017
Singing · In studio

Molly is so wonderful with my kids. 7 and 10. They enjoy every lesson with Molly and look forward to it every week

I see improvements in their voices !

Molly is amazing.

John W. Mar 30, 2017
· Online

Molly always has a helpful solution
For the little problem areas that each singer
Tends to have.

Kay M. Mar 16, 2017
Singing · Online

I had a lot of fun with Molly. She really knows her stuff and has a lot of energy and enthusiasm when she's teaching. After my first day of lessons, even my speaking voice is stronger and it feels great! I highly recommend Molly.

Kay M. Mar 15, 2017
Singing · Online

Fiona Mar 15, 2017
Singing · Online

Molly was friendly and knowledgeable. She knew exactly how to break down her instructions so that my very young singer could learn and enjoy herself.

Mary Mar 1, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Great first lesson! Molly took all the fear out of it and made me so comfortable. I can't wait until my next lesson.

Vincent Feb 25, 2017
Singing · Online

Very friendly and really knew what she was talking about. Noticed a big change in voice just after the first lesson.

Brandt House Feb 24, 2017
Acting · Online

My daughter has been a student of Molly's for 3 weeks, now. From day one she has been the most energetic instructor we could have asked for. My daughter looks forward to the practice every week. After her lesson, she is so excited about the range of characters and the skills she's asked to display. Molly is very encouraging and always provides positive reinforcement. My daughter has been in several plays and has had issues with projecting and her confidence. I look forward to her next audition, as I believe Molly's instruction is providing the tools needed to be her best

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JI H. Feb 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

She started by teaching the basics like posture.

Pratikshaya Feb 7, 2017
Singing · Online

Had good experience, taking voice lessons with Molly.

Al Feb 5, 2017
Singing · In home

great experience with Molly , she has made a senior beginner very comfortable with vocal training and I've learned quite a bit . Highly recommend Molly

Ashka P. Jan 21, 2017
Singing · Online

Made me feel comfortable in exercises that felt deeply embarrassing to me initially

Danielle Jan 20, 2017
Music Theory · Online

Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all.

Danielle Jan 19, 2017
Music Theory · Online

Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all.

Brooke R. Jan 16, 2017
Acting · In home

Molly has been a wonderful teacher/coach for our 13 year old daughter. She is inspirational and has helped our daughter navigate and prepare for an audition for a selective high school in Chicago. Thank you, Molly!

Kyrie Jan 7, 2017
Singing · In home

Fun!!! Our daughter loves her enthusiasm!

Melissa A. Jan 5, 2017
Broadway Singing · In home

My daughter was very reluctant to start voice lessons. Molly was able to quickly put her at ease. After only two lessons, I can already tell a difference in the quality of my daughter's singing voice.

Superman Dec 21, 2016
Classical Voice · Online

My six year old daughter loves to learn from Ms. Molly. She teaches at a consistent pace and makes it fun for the little one.

Braeden Dec 21, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio

Molly is awesome and tons of fun! She is such a joy to work with. Great for any level of singing.

Gisela M. Nov 1, 2016
Singing · In home

Molly is a great singing teacher. She is encouraging and positive to help one learn and improve to be aware of their voice and how to sing. Definitely recommend.

mei Oct 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Wonderful voice teacher who is very professional, know how to motivate young kids the love of singing and provide techniques that are age appropriate for each individual to improve.

Eduardo Oct 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is great. Very energetic and patient. Look forward to learn more from her.

Cma A. Oct 13, 2016
Speaking Voice · In home

Great!

alex T. Sep 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Just a few lessons with Molly will make you much better singer. She has the knowledge to make you a world class vocalist. And if you're already good, she can make you excellent.
After just one class I already felt that I had learned more than I ever did in college.

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Jennifer A. Sep 21, 2016
Singing · Online

Great first lesson. She is very patient and offers some great suggestions to make novice singers feel more comfortable.

Len T. Sep 8, 2016
Broadway Singing · In home

Molly is one of the most vocal teachers I ever met she taught me the technique how to sing the low notes and use the lower part of the body not the upper while singing. Thank you so much Molly for sharing your talent. God bless, Len T.

Stephanie Aug 25, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is a patient and lively teacher. From the very first lesson she made me feel comfortable singing around her, which is great because I get self-conscious about my voice. She makes the lessons fun and I honestly have a good time every time I meet with her. Awesome teacher.

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Farrah Aug 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Wonderful teacher, she knows exactly how to make class fun for young kids and bring out their best voice!

Sharon Aug 17, 2016
Singing · Online

Molly has been great. I am completely new to any sort of singing lessons and she has been very patient. I am really enjoying my sessions with her and have already learned so much in a short time. As I am a beginner, I was really nervous but she has made the whole experience really great!

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Peg keffer Aug 13, 2016
Singing · In studio

Awesome & definitely recommend. Well worth the cost of lessons. I learn so much each time and Molly is super encouraging and supportive. I am continuing lessons indefinitely. It's fun and time well spent. Terrific instructor, really. High five on Molly.

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Lochlin Jul 31, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Molly seems passionate, competent, and interested in your success. She gives good feedback and the techniques she has you use seem to be helping!

Andrew Mi Jul 21, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is super nice and enthusiastic. She never makes me feel bad about my singing abilitity although i'm sure i'm not very good as of right now. Molly gives me hope that I can one day be an amazing singer!

Peg keffer Jul 20, 2016
Singing · In studio

Great lesson. Gives u confidence. Very encouraging.

Christina Dennis Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter loves Molly. She really connects on her level and has already improved. We most certainly will continue

Devyn Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly has been wonderful. Only had a few lessons so far and I have learned so much. Can't wait to do more!

Lynnisa Jun 21, 2016
Acting · In home

Very fun, gives you the tools you need to do better.

Joel Jun 20, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is an excellent voice teacher. After only a few lessons I started noticing dramatic improvements in my singing. She is fun and easy to work with, while still pushing her students to improve as fast as possible. 5 stars.

Mei Jun 16, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Molly is a wonderful voice teacher, she is very knowledgeable and also great at motivate young kids.

My 8 year old daughter came out of her first class with Molly and told me that she would give Molly a 5.5 star rating. The extra .5 is for the sticker and candy she reward the kids. And she can't wait to go back for the lesson.

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Lina Jun 16, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

I always enjoy Molly's energy! She is very informational and definitely knows her craft!

Indu R Jun 16, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Molly and is learning well.
As a parent I enjoy the flexibility that Molly provides with schedule and also her prompt responses.

Logan D. Jun 13, 2016
Acting · In studio

My son is asperger, they got along great , he loves it

Valerie Jun 8, 2016
Singing · Online

Molly is lovely and does everything possible to make you comfortable from the second you meet her. I was very nervous about singing 'in front' of someone for the first time (only do it in my car-alone). Molly really made me feel at ease but got to business so we were taking advantage of our time. I am beyond excited to have gone with Molly and look forward to future sessions!

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Nathan Jun 7, 2016
Musical Theater · Online

I am a big musical theater geek and Molly has been an awesome vocal coach for me! She is knowledgeable about theater and voice. She has helped me expand my repertoire and really improve my auditions. I hear myself improve with every lesson. And Molly always makes it fun!

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Tara May 27, 2016
Singing · In studio

Has great spirit and gives good instruction

Jordan May 27, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Molly has done a great job with giving voice lessons to my daughter. She jas really enjoyed working with Molly

Steven May 26, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Molly is fantastic! Animated, fun to work with, but most importantly really knows her stuff! Definitely a five star recommendation from this student, who also happens to be a TakeLessons keyboard instructor as well... I know what I'm talking about!

Steven May 26, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Molly is fantastic! Animated, fun to work with, but most importantly really knows her stuff! Definitely a five star recommendation from this student, who also happens to be a TakeLessons keyboard instructor as well... I know what I'm talking about!

Allison Phelan May 20, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio

Wonderful!!

AJ May 11, 2016
Acting · In studio

Molly is truly passionate about her craft and it shows in her ability to connect with her students. She spends the lesson time giving quality material while showcasing different techniques. I would absolutely recommend her!

Mary May 10, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

My daughter is 5 years old and a half. Molly is her first teacher for the vocal training. As a young kid, it's not easy for my daughter to stand still for half an hour and concentrate. But Molly always has the patience and has various ways to make my daughter continue singing and be happy. I have already saw her progress in 5 classes!

Thanks Molly!

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Katrina May 4, 2016
Singing · Online

Highly recommend Molly! She is so knowledgeable, helpful and fun.

Betty W. Apr 18, 2016
Singing · Online

Wow we were impressed!!! Molly helped our 10 year old prepare for a special solo and was amazing. She kept her engaged and made it fun all the while really improving her technical skills. Thank you Molly!!

Malone Apr 15, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is amazing! Her lessons are always so fun and I walk away each time feeling more and more confident about my singing :)

pratima Apr 1, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly has been a great instructor for my child !
My child was shy with singing in the beginning. Molly made him feel comfortable over a period of time and now and i see a visible difference.
He also has interests in songs outside of her syllabus and Molly has been very supportive of his music choices and encouraged him to sing his favorite songs as well !
I would recommend Molly to anyone who is looking for a dedicated music teacher !

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Priya Balachandran Mar 31, 2016
Classical Voice · Online

We have had two classes with Molly and these have been very good!

Mariah Mar 22, 2016
Singing · In studio

I recommend this fabulous teacher! Molly prepares me for all of my singing auditions. It's the best help I could ask for!

Alexia Mar 21, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

I love to do my vocal training with Molly especially being able to travel around and knowing that i can have my session wherever i am. I love how Molly teaches she's very attentive and you can tell that she has so much experience that each session is different and shapes your need. I also like her very honest way to teach, she's gently bold, just the right amount! I recommend Mollys work any time of the day ;-)

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Cynthia Mar 18, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is a great teacher and my daughter loves her and is extremely comfortable with her. In just 2 lessons she has made a great improvement.

Joon Mar 17, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is very patient and is excellent at teaching.

Highly recommend!

Qing Li Mar 16, 2016
Singing · In studio

My 7 year old really enjoyed lesson. He likes Mrs Molly very much.

Doris Mar 15, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

My daughter likes the lesson very much. Thank you

Alina H. Mar 8, 2016
Singing · In home

My daughter really enjoy her lessons with Molly. Molly is very child friendly and nice. She taught my daughter various warm up techniques. It was easy to follow.

Nina Feb 23, 2016
Singing · In home

Ms. Molly is very good with kids my age. She goes by my pace, not too fast and not too slow. She helps me try to reach my goal. She allows me to pick my own songs to sing. Warm up techniques are fun. She also helps me build my confidence even though she saw that I already have some of that. I always leave with a smiley face :)
Alina 10 yrs old

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Gisele Feb 20, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter loves her voice lessons with Molly. She says the exercises are corky and fun and they make you feel less shy.

Ted Feb 18, 2016
Singing · Online

Very flexible with our schedule she has been very helpful. Our daughter loves her singing lessons, and feels much more confident about her singing.

Kristin Feb 13, 2016
Singing · Online

Great instructor and flexible with us!

Christina Leonhardt Jan 29, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

As a shy and quiet older beginner, I found Molly's enthusiasm, animated personality, and patience very encouraging. She is great with finding what works for me. Over just a few lessons I gained confidence with the skills and techniques she taught me.

Natalie M. Jan 26, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Molly met me right where I was at when I began taking vocal lessons. Not only is she patient, but she encourages me. She helped build my confidence as a novice singer; and she uses simple examples to help me with my misconceptions in terms of singing. Towards the end of each lesson, she observed and listened to me sing while simultaneously reinforcing prior singing practices (e.g. breathing, noun stress, tone, etc.). Gradual release of responsibility is effective for me. Furthermore, I benefit from her post observation notes, as it helps me to continue to practice my singing at home. I really enjoy and appreciate vocal lessons with Molly. 😍
Natalie Perkins

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Sherri F. Jan 23, 2016
Singing · Online

Both my daughter and I noticed improvement after her first lesson with Molly and she really enjoys the different approach Molly has compared to her past instructors.

Jacqui Jan 20, 2016
Singing · Online

Molly knows exactly how to get the best out of me and passes that information on with clarity and enthusiasm!

Rosana Jan 17, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly tailors each lesson to meet my daughter's needs. She takes time to answer her questions and provides her with tips, techniques and exercises that she can practice at home with to improve her skills. My teen has noticed a difference since working with Molly and looks forward to her lessons. Highly recommended!

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Ming-Yang (Michael) C. Jan 8, 2016
Singing · Online

My son just finished his first lesson with Molly. It was a fun and enjoyable session. I asked my son to use three words to describe the experience, he said "fun", "fun" and "amazing". Looking forward to the next lesson.

Ruben P. Jan 7, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter had a drama audition at Bishop O’Dowd. After three sessions felt comfortable and came home saying she nailed it!! My daughter really connected with Molly. She not only provided lessons, but to help with her confidence and we’ll continue with Molly.

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Leslie Jan 2, 2016
Singing · In studio

Molly is a fantastic vocal coach who has helped my daughter overcome shyness and inhibitions in addition to providing excellent vocal coaching. Her lessons are fun and engaging and she brings great energy and enthusiasm to her teaching. She cares about her students and provides great support and motivation for auditions and entering the world of music and theatre.

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Kevin Jan 2, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Molly is amazing. From the very first lesson she is able to assess where you are and determine the best past forward. She is engaging and entertaining and never leaves you unsatisfied with your time with her.

Ashley Dec 1, 2015
Singing · In studio

I really enjoy taking lessons with Molly. She is very effective and I have improved immensely under her direction. She is also very open to answering all the questions I have!

Jennifer Nov 28, 2015
Singing · Online

Molly is a great teacher for my kids! She knows her craft well, and both of my kids loved working with her! I love that she teaches both in studio and via FaceTime; it makes scheduling lessons so much easier!

Autumn A. Nov 24, 2015
Audition Prep · In studio

Molly gave me the confidence to audition for musicals. Before her, I hadn't auditioned for anything, and with hef help I got my first role in a musical!

Ashley Nov 24, 2015
Singing · In studio

Molly is awesome. She is very patient with getting you were you should be with your voice without overdoing it.

Adelina Nov 24, 2015
Singing · In studio

I really want to recommend Molly, because she has worked very well with my 7 year old daughter. She knows how to work with shy kids and brings the best out of them, and I will continue to bring my daughter to Molly for a very long time.

Madhat W. Nov 10, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio

Great teacher

Madhat W. Nov 10, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio

Great teacher

Anne Nov 1, 2015
Singing · Online

I have always wanted to try online singing lessons but didn't get around to it until a few months ago and I am so glad I did! I sing with my church choir and always had difficulties hitting the higher notes...I didn't even think I could do them! Molly is helping me learn how to relax my voice and reach its full potential. I am hitting higher notes than I ever have. I love that I don't have to drive anywhere too!

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Deenya C. Oct 20, 2015
Singing · Online

The one lesson that we had was good and I believe that if we would have been able to continue that it would have been great. Unfortunately, she had to take some time off...I hope all is well.

Lucy P. Sep 26, 2015
Singing · Online

Molly was great with my daughter

Michael S. Sep 23, 2015
Singing · Online

I had a blast at my first lesson with Molly! I really liked her approach when it came to getting everything warmed up. Molly sure knows what she is talking about and has a great way of explaining that knowledge. Highly recommend lessons with her!

Jun A. Aug 28, 2015
Singing · Online

I've taken singing classes via Skype with Molly over the course of several months. She's super energetic and helpful in teaching me the basics of singing. Immediately, I noticed how much my stance and the vocal exercises can improve my volume and range. She keeps the classes fun and is open to whatever music style you enjoy.

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Kenneth L. Aug 17, 2015
Singing · In studio

Molly is patient, clear, and nice! She makes singing relaxed yet structured at the same time. Great way to build technique and have fun at the same time. I enjoyed every lesson that I had.

Selvi V. Aug 2, 2015
Singing · In studio

Molly is awesome. My daughter enjoys going to the music class. She is very energetic and encourages kids a lot in music .

Rene E. Aug 2, 2015
Singing · Online

Molly you are great my kids enjoyed working with you, we will be back this fall....

Jenna B. Jul 31, 2015
Acting · In home

Molly was the perfect choice for my daughter, who was preparing to audition for an academy of arts high school. Molly was so full of enthusiasm and love for her craft, and her energy is contagious. She was able to put my daughter at ease, assist her in memorization of her monologue, prepare her for improvisation and even have her some rudimentary vocal training. Her ability to encourage my daughters dramatic choices while gently guiding her and putting her completely at ease was magnificent. More importantly, she made everything FUN! Her work with my daughter was successful, and my daughter was able to audition with confidence and poise. Thanks to Molly, my daughter was accepted into the Academy of Arts and is on her way to an exciting high school career. Thanks, Molly!!!!!

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Susan Jul 18, 2015
Singing · In studio

Molly is wonderful. My daughter loves her fun teaching style. She is very creative, using props and visualization to get the best out of her.

Carolyn H. Jul 14, 2015
Singing · In studio

Molly is a very experienced instructor. She is also very personable and brings out the best in you with her wonderful tips.

Alanna Jul 3, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Molly is very gifted at teaching singing and theater. She is reliable, trustworthy, and reasonable. My non profit, Boldly Me, has had her teach classes several times.

Tavalea V. Jun 30, 2015
Singing · In home

She is the best! My 6 year old son is a very shy kid and in his very first lesson, Molly is able to get him to do most of the exercises. I am amazed how skillful and passionate she is, dealing with my son.

Dietmar Jun 28, 2015
Singing · In studio

This is my first time getting singing lessons. I did not know what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised by her skill but also by her patience.
Let me just say I had some ground to cover. I know I have no talent for it, but she has shown me that I can sing to where I can enjoy it.
On top of it, I like her as a person.
Thank you,

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Chris Jun 26, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I get what I am looking for in Molly R. Friendly, fun and very interested in your success. Give her your best and she will make you better!

Chris Jun 26, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I get what I am looking for in Molly R. Friendly, fun and very interested in your success. Give her your best and she will make you better!

Chris Jun 26, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I get what I am looking for in an Molly R. Friendly, fun and very interested in your success. Give her your best and she will make you better!

Shelli Jun 25, 2015
Singing · In home

Molly has inspired me to perform and become my best, as well as provide new and fun vocal techniques and warm up exercises. I have noted major improvements in my vocal ability, confidence and presence since working with Molly!

Lynn K. Jun 22, 2015
Singing · Online

Covered the basics on the first lesson. Hope to go into more detail in the lessons to follow. Molly is great.

Jun 22, 2015
Singing · In home

I am a 45 year-old with a life long dream to carry a tune. I have been nervous about approaching a music teacher because I have zero singing ability. One day I was brave and looked online for a local singing teacher and was extremely lucky to find Molly. She is incredible! I have been taking lessons for a few months and I can already carry a tune. I sing significantly better than I did 4 months ago. The magic of MOLLY!

I look forward to seeing Molly because I actually relax. I am an accountant and it's a stressful job. I turn my accountant brain off and focus on my session with Molly. My stress magically disappears as I learn the tunes to the song At Last by Etta James.

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Tatiana H. Jun 18, 2015
Singing · In home

I have been working with Molly for almost a year now and she is great. She is very patient and knows how to make you feel comfortable. I always look forward to going to our thirty minute session and afterwards i am always in the mood to just sing my heart out. I highly recommend working with her.

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Terrence R. Jun 15, 2015
Singing · In studio

Molly is the best hands down she knows exactly what your looking for

Deborah O. Jun 15, 2015
Singing · Online

Molly is incredible! She works with our crazy schedule and provides my daughter with 110% consistently. She has helped my daughter gain confidence to perform in the San Francisco Children's Musical Theatre. Molly's experience and extensive singing background has proven to be a great guide for my daughter and has allowed my daughter to sing songs from Le Miserables Molly is also caring as she follows up via email to see how auditions go. She is truly devoted and great at what she does. I recommend Molly to friends and family all the time!

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Niki T. May 25, 2015
Singing · Online

Molly was a fantastic vocal teacher! I have been singing for 15+ years and she taught me so many things I never knew that really helped propel me farther in my abilities than ever before. She made singing fun with all of her goofy vocal warm ups, and she really helped me polish songs I was performing. My range has been expanded and my breath control and tone is much stronger. She is a fantastic vocal teacher and I highly recommend her for vocal lessons! You will not be disappointed!

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Darina R. May 15, 2015
· In home

Molly is a wonderful teacher. She is very encouraging, active and creative. I have been studying in Molly's studio for a year now. I feel that I made a huge progress from point zero thankful to her patience and great positive attitude. Molly makes our lessons very engaging and fun learning experience. I felt at home from the very first lessons. And I consider myself a shy person! She always invents new interesting and challenging warm ups that help me strengthen and extend the range. She has a strong solid technique. Molly is also very attentive and if I don't understand the point right away, she will take time to explain it for me plain and simple. I had big doubts on wether I should take voice lessons in opera and classical genres being 22 years old, but Molly made me feel more and more confident each lesson. I am now sure that the decision to have classes with Molly was perfectly right for me! Thank you for introducing me to the marvelous world of classical singing and inspiration through every step!

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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

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

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.

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!

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