Molly Gutman 711 West 17th Street, Suite D8, Costa Mesa CA, 92627
Instruments:Ear Training, Piano, Theory, Voice

Styles:Classical, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:10 years
Rate:$65 / hr


Personal Statement

After receiving training from a number of vocal teachers, who all thought their rigid set of techniques were the “right” techniques, I am here to say, there is no right way to sing. The only right way to sing is the way that allows you to healthily achieve the aesthetic you desire. I never understand when trained singers tell me that those airy-sounding indie vocalists cant sing. If they sound exactly how they want to sound without hurting their voice, they can sing. Think of vocal technique as a means to an enda toolbox you can use to attain a certain sound. It should never be anything else. Please dont get me wrong, of course there are techniques that span genre gaps, i.e. breathing, and similarly, there are techniques that you would never want to use; however, there is definitely no be-all, end-all set of techniques to rule them all.

So next time you decide you want to sing Iron Maiden, I get it. You dont want to sound like a broadway star; or a bel canto opera singer; or Jack Johnson. Or maybe you do. Thats okay too.

Education / Training

Molly has been a musician for over 20 years. She was trained in vocal technique by Andrew Boettner and Bruce McClurg and studied vocal performance techniques in New York City under vocal coach, Jay Bradley. She was also classically trained in piano by teachers Rizia Lin and Ron Anderson and has progressed up to level 10 in the Certificate of Merit program in Piano.

In 1999 and 2000, she apprenticed at Ann Reinkings famous Broadway Theatre Project, where she trained with such notables as Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, and Ben Vereen.

In the summer of 2008, Molly toured Italy singing with a choir that performed at the Duomo in Milan, St. Marks Basilica in Venice, and St. Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. The tour concluded when the choir performed for Pope Benedict XVI.

Molly Gutman