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Miss Molly with piano student

Miss Molly with violin student

A positive and caring approach to teaching

Molly Jacobs, the founder of Miss Molly’s Music Studio, has been playing the violin since she was 3 years old and has always dreamed of creating a space for music education. Molly’s mission is to have a positive and caring approach to teaching music while meeting the individual needs of every student. Molly has built a successful career on music that matters. Molly has designed her studio to be a safe, positive and nurturing place, where students are challenged to think creatively, to build work ethic, and to develop a love and appreciation for music that will last a lifetime.

Molly’s musical journey began when she was 3, when she began taking violin lessons at Lawrence Academy of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. As she continued to study classical violin, she also took up the guitar and piano. Inspired by her growing love for music, Molly completed her bachelor’s degree in music education at Olivet Nazarene University. She then began working in Dixon, Illinois, as a second and third grade general music teacher, while also pursuing her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, which she completed in November of 2021 through American College of Education. In May of 2022 Molly left her elementary teaching position to expand Miss Molly’s Music Studio, which had always been her lifelong dream.

Molly takes a classical approach to teaching, primarily using the Suzuki method to teach the foundations of instrument technique and music theory. However, she is also intentional in using supplementary resources to cater to students’ individual needs and interests. She seeks to get to know each student personally and adjusts her teaching methods to meet each student’s learning style. She stresses the importance of practice and dedication, but also seeks to ensure that students grow to love and appreciate music as a whole.

Music is one of the highest and most beautiful forms of art, through which students can learn important lessons about themselves, others and the world around them. As Dr. Suzuki once said, "Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.""

Rates

30-Minute Lessons

$25 per lesson

45-Minute Lessons

$35 per lesson

60-Minute Lessons

$42.50 per lesson

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Miss Molly with piano student
Miss Molly with violin student
Miss Molly with piano student
Miss Molly with piano student
Miss Molly with piano student
Miss Molly with piano student

Testimonials

Our daughter started lessons with Molly when she was 9 years old, Lily is now 15 and considering the opportunity of pursuing violin in college and beyond! Molly has been instrumental in Lily’s growth, not just musically, but as a young adult as well. We have recommended Molly to many friends over the years and we are always confident in sending referrals her way."

Carlie Tenboer

My daughter, Delaney started piano when she had just turned 9. Each week, I am blown away at how much she has learned in her 30 minute lesson with Molly. Not only has Molly been a wonderful teacher, but she is a wonderful role model that Delaney adores. We are now starting violin lessons as well and we can’t wait to see how she progresses! Thank you, Molly, for igniting the love for music in Delaney!"

Katie Tucker

Contact

Call or text: 319-464-2861

missmollymariej@gmail.com

Sterling, Illinois