Born to play
Together, we’ll always find a way… Molly’s Music | 2020 Virtual Recital
About The Inside Voice
Committed to Musicians, Committed to the Future.
At The Inside Voice, we’re committed to evidence-based, scientifically grounded vocal training. We think it’s time that voice teaching entered the twenty-first century. Our service leverages technology to lower the cost, increase the efficiency, and improve the convenience of traditional voice lessons.
I’m most inspired by people. It’s other people who drive me—their kindness, their work ethic and passion, and their own unique take on the world.
My approach to teaching is to meet each student where they’re at in terms of past experience, goals, and interests.
I believe strongly that there’s no one style of music that’s superior to others or that you need to learn before moving onto other forms. If Adele is who moves you, then we’ll focus on soulful pop vocals. If musical theatre performance is your passion, I’ll help you build the unique set of skills and repertoire necessary to achieve your goals. And if it’s the classical voice experience you want, we’ll certainly start from there. My instruction is focused on evidence-based vocal health, but also on positivity and joy.
It's not just about making sure that all of the notes on the page is correct; it's about really getting into the piece of music
“I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces” Maurice Ravel
We are inundated with the stories about composers (and artists, and entrepreneurs, and anyone else you can think of) who have a “natural talent”, or just seem to have it come easily to them. It doesn’t usually come easily to me, and the thought fact that it didn’t come easily to Ravel either, who has written some of the most beautiful music ever (in my opinion), is comforting and also empowering.
During your musical journey you will have ups and downs, but together we will keep deepening your love for your instrument.
“…Courage is required in whatever one does; courage itself is power.” – Sri Anamdamayee Ma
To express yourself as you are takes courage. As a teacher, my mission is to teach students to develop confidence, perseverance, and resilience; and I use music as my method. Every time students practice or perform they have the chance to develop these skills as well as the skill of communicating a message through genuine self-expression.
As a musician, you have to know your worth, because what you do can move people. Music changes lives!
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald
There have been a number of days where I question pursuing music as my degree and career. It’s overwhelming when you start to overanalyze. I’ve had to remind myself that as long as I love what I’m doing and I work hard to better my craft, it’s all worth it.
It is so important to always be open to learning something new.
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.” — Vernon Howard
As a musician, I’m inspired by being in the moment. I’m a jazz singer and I am usually singing songs that have been performed hundreds of times through the years, but each performance has been completely unique, including mine. The moment that I create with my fellow musicians when I take a solo or phrase a line in a way that will never be exactly the same again gives me such an amazing feeling.
Singing should be FUN for the singer- not a chore or a source of anxiety.
“I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.” -George Matthew Adams
I want to look back on my life and know that I was someone that others felt comfortable to come to at any time, for anything. And that I made them feel inspired to go out and make the world better and do good things for others.
My goal is to push the arts and demonstrate music’s importance in life and its power as a language.
“Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”
“Practice Makes Perfect” has always been a popular quote when it comes to perfecting one’s craft. I remember my guitar professor always corrected me in saying that “perfect practice makes perfect”. The time we put working into our instrument is important, but the way we approach practice is even more crucial. Our practice time must be disciplined and taken seriously, aiming for perfection. Practicing is the method in which mess and frustration can turn into beauty and growth.