“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Molly has training as a Music Together teacher – and in Music Mind Games – and has completed Suzuki teacher training levels 1-3 for Violin and for Guitar. In addition to her BA in Latin American and Latino Studies (UC Santa Cruz) and a Master's in Ethnomusicology (UT Austin), she is a lifelong learner, and has continued to study Early Childhood Education, and Music Education at Hunter College (NY) and UCLA Extension.
Early Childhood Teaching
Molly has taught classes for children (ages 1-7) all over LA including: Valley Cat Music, UCLA Summer Camps, UCLA Family Student Housing, Palisades Pre-school, Gillybean Pre-school, and Santa Monica Blvd. Charter Elementary Pre-School. She also teaches private lessons. As an artist in residence for the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center for PreK, TK and Kindergarten, she designed a curriculum, Peach & Spoon Adventure, based on the music from the Peach & Spoon album. Molly continues to teach via Zoom to preschools and families during the current pandemic.
Molly has conducted teacher-training workshops for preschool teachers and aids in classrooms through the non-profit organization Create Now, and Palisades Preschool. Workshops include songs, exercises and games, along with their VAPA standard affiliation, and a breakdown of components toward acquisition of skills within the fundamentals of music: Steady Beat, Rhythm, Pitch and Melody.
Molly has been singing and playing violin and guitar for the Nevenka Eastern European Women’s Folk Ensemble since 2005. Nevenka has performed at The Skirball Cultural Center, Cal Tech Remo Auditorium, Brand Library Plaza Performances, among many other venues. Over the years, Molly has participated in many live music projects including the chamber pop ensemble Kotorino, the duo Peach & Knife, the band B is for Baroness, the trio Flatfoot and Fancy Free, and various classical quartets.