oc voice studio
private voice lessons . coaching . group classes
OC Voice Studio is located in Irvine, CA. Owner and classically trained singer Molly Noori offers private voice lessons, coaching, and group classes to students of all ages and levels. Our newly constructed home-studio was designed exclusively for singing and features ideal acoustics and an oversized projection screen perfect for interactive, technology-based lessons that make music learning fun and engaging for our younger students and group classes. Whether you are just starting out, preparing for an audition, an emerging professional, or just want to explore your love of music Molly Noori will provide you with custom lessons at the highest level. Please contact us to schedule your first lesson!
NOW OPEN for in person lessons for all fully vaccinated singers!
We will continue to offer virtual lessons as well.
Private lessons are for singers of all levels interested in singing any genre of music. Each lesson is designed with the singer's experience, interest, goals, and comfort level in mind.
In private lessons we will focus on developing or building upon a strong, healthy vocal technique, learning to sing with musicality and expression at the highest level, and nourishing the unique artistry of each singer. Instruction may also include vocal coaching and audition prep (including monologue work) for classical or musical theatre singers who are preparing a role or an audition.
Fees include sheet music, custom lesson design, administration costs, and facility rental for recitals. Fees do NOT cover the cost of an accompanist.
Not sure if you are ready for individual instruction yet? Check out our group voice class.
Learn the basics of singing in the comfort of a group! This class teaches basic musicianship and vocal technique in a supportive setting that is small enough for individual attention but large enough to feel supported by your fellow singers!
Basic Music Theory
A fun interactive course that teaches the basics of music theory using technology, instruments, and singing.
Baby and Me
$30/half hr/*per person
Designed for parents and baby ages newborn-age 5. Every child is inherently musical and is most receptive to learning music in their earliest years. You will learn, your babies unique musical style, tips to encourage musical development at home, and have a great bonding experience!
All group classes are scheduled and constructed based on the needs and ages of the participants. Have a request for a group class topic not listed above? Contact me!
*Ages 5 and under are free
Discount available to families who participate in a group class.
Professional singer, NYC
“I can say with complete confidence that the greatest decision I made as a young singer was taking voice lessons with Molly. Her technical knowledge of the voice and use of breath is exceptional. Molly’s ability to clearly communicate technique and use of visualizations with her students is invaluable, and in my experience not easily found in voice teachers. She was instrumental in fostering my vocal growth and confidence, and provided the appropriate push to move me out of my comfort zones. My time spent in her studio was time well spent!”
"Molly is truly the best voice teacher I have ever had, and I’ve been through my fair share of vocal coaches. She really connected with me and knew a variety of techniques and exercises that would help me achieve my goals as a singer. I felt challenged enough to where I was learning something every lesson but not to the point of being overwhelmed or anything. Each lesson was a balance of having fun and keeping on track. I appreciate everything she has done for me and definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve their singing skills. Molly is one of the sweetest, most genuine, and most talented people I know. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with her!"
"Molly came highly recommended. If you run across her, she is without a doubt the right teacher for you or your child. She was professional, courteous, flexible, and patient. She had the technique to bring my daughter a head and shoulders above the rest. Molly gave my daughter the confidence to sing in front of her peers and regularly perform at our congregation. My daughter achieved division 1 ratings at Solo and Ensemble festival her junior and senior year of high school. She received a full scholarship to college to continue her vocal studies. My family and I attribute Ellie's success to the two years she spent working with Molly."
"I would highly recommend OC Voice Studio for voice lessons. While Molly is obviously very talented with her own vocal expression, her biggest talent is being able to express how to do different techniques through both demonstration and verbal expression. Molly not only taught me but my young daughter too. She had infinite patience and endless encouragement."
California based Mezzo-Soprano Molly Noori has taught voice lessons for over fifteen years to students ages 7-adult.and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She has earned a master’s degree in vocal performance and a master’s degree in music education. In addition to teaching in her private studio, she has taught voice lessons at high schools, colleges, and music academies in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana including, IPFW Community Arts Academy, Michigan Music Academy, and at the University of Toledo where she taught class voice and private lessons to undergraduate students as part of her graduate assistantship. Molly did her undergraduate work in her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana where she earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University and studied with Dr. Sam Savage. Over the next few years she went on to earn both of her graduate degrees at the University of Toledo where she studied with Dr. Denise Bernardini (voice), Dr. Pamela Stover (music education), Dr. Timothy Brakel (music education), and Dr. Brad Pierson (choral conducting).
Molly’s whole-body and mind approach to voice training encompasses aspects of many disciplines reaching beyond the world of vocal pedagogy to maximize the potential of every singer at any age. Molly is a firm believer in the power of developing an emotional connection to enhance and support technique at all levels of singing. She will often use tools acquired from her life-long experience in theatre to create a tailored learning experience that meets the unique needs of every student. Her teaching and performance practice comes from a mixed bag of techniques inspired by Alexander technique, Laban movement, Zoltán Kodály, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Stella Adler, Stanislavsky method, Richard Miller, and many more.
Molly is a credentialed pre-k-12th-grade music educator in two states. She has taught general music, choir, music theory, and theatre. She has designed curriculum for the general student population as well as specialized classes for children with special needs. Molly has worked with Michigan Opera Theatre three years in a row serving as a vocal coach, music director, and finally director of their long-running summer opera program. While teaching in Michigan she had the pleasure of creating and directing a performing arts camp where performers ages 7-14 learned about singing, acting, movement on stage, set and costume design, audition practices, and improvisation. The camp culminated in a delightful and eclectic student-produced production. Upon moving to California in 2018 Molly had the pleasure of teaching in Irvine Unified School District as a 4-6th-grade vocal specialist.
Highlights of Molly’s performance experience include her main stage debut in the role of Siebel in Toledo Opera’s production of Faust. La Badessa in Suor Angelica at the Operafestival di Roma, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Indiana University, Fort Wayne, Baba in The Medium, La Musica and Euridice in L’Orfeo, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Ma Moss inThe Tenderland, Ms. Todd in The Old Maid and The Thief at the University of Toledo, and Resident Traveling Artist at Michigan Opera Theatre. Molly has performed multiple concert solos including Rossini’s Petite Mass, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Kindertöten lieder, Mozart’s Requiem and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, and selections from Carmen and H.M.S. Pinafore with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Molly has been fortunate to sing under the batons of Maestros James Meena, Robert Mirakian, Edvard Tchivzhel, Andrew Constantine, Sarah Jobin, Francesco Carotenuto, and David Cooke as well as work with internationally acclaimed vocal instructors and directors including: Dr. Beverly Hay, Tim Cheek, Curtis Peters, Susan Acton, Jean Schneider, Nigel Foster, Peter Atherton, and Richard Harrell.
Her recent accolades include: runner up at the MTNA national young artist competition in New York, winner of the Rondelli Scholarship competition, winner of the Indiana University, Fort Wayne concerto aria competition three years in a row, “Outstanding Senior” for vocal performance, two-time Pi Iota Psi scholarship recipient, MTNA Star award for private vocal instruction, and semi-finalist in the national Classical Singer Young Artist Competition in Boston. Molly was chosen to sing in master-classes with Metropolitan Opera legends Carol Vaness and Marilyn Horne.