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Marissa Molnar

Marissa Molnar is a DC-based professional actor (EMC). She has performed with many regional theatres, including The Shakespeare Theatre Company, (movement/pantomime-based) Synetic Theater, Rorschach Theatre, and upcoming roles with Round House Theatre and Arena Stage. She has also appeared in several indie films, including Modern Love Is Automatic. As a second career, Marissa runs her own business teaching private piano lessons in DC. She worked for 5 years as a Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Foundation's Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, where she collaborated with teachers to integrate music, drama, and dance into inner city pre-K/K classrooms. Previous to working with Wolf Trap, Marissa taught music for Round House Theatre’s Arts Day Program and Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria and worked with autistic children at CSAAC (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children) in Rockville. Marissa hails originally from Columbus, Ohio.

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piano teacher Washington, DC
My Skills

piano teacher

Category: Music
I teach piano lessons out of my home in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC.

Looking to round out your child's education with music? I am young, fun, energetic, and an experienced teacher of children ages 6-96 (literally!). I am also a professional actor in the DC area, so I teach as much about the art of performing as I do the art of making music itself. Parking is provided for your convenience—relax with a coffee at the café around the corner while your child plays. Lessons can start immediately!

--As a working actor, the performer in me never turns off—we’ll dance, sing, clap, laugh, listen to CDs, anything to help understand and learn!
--I believe in exposure to all styles: classical, pop, rock, jazz, wherever the student’s interest lies
--I have a B.A. in Music
--I am a former Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts— I worked with pre-K and kindergarten teachers and classes throughout the DC area to integrate performing arts into the classroom
--I hold a recital for my 15+ students at least once a year

First-time or more experienced beginners welcome, ages 6 and up. References from current students’ families available upon request. Contact me for availability and more information!
Relevant Education / Credentials
--American University, DC: B.A. with Honors in Music, magnum cum laude --5 years work/training/teaching with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
Years Experience: 6