“It is my goal as a teacher to train well-rounded students who not only enjoy music making, but are cognizant of what goes into the learning process.”
• M.M., Purchase Conservatory of Music
• B.M., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cello faculty member Molly Aronson grew up in Amherst Massachusetts and is an active performer and teacher in New York City. As a performer she enjoys performing a variety of styles of music in various ensembles including chamber music, orchestral music, contemporary music and commercial music.
Molly’s musical passion is chamber music. “I am a chamber music enthusiast! It is such fun to delve deeply into a work with just a few other musicians, each with the opportunity to have their own musical voice heard. It is as if each person is a soloist, supported by friends, and each with their own deemed role. In rehearsal, you not only get to know each other as musicians, but also as people, and l have been fortunate enough to have met my closest friends through chamber music!”
As a teacher Molly’s approach is comprehensive and takes into account the various skills needed to become a fine player. “It is my goal as a teacher to train well-rounded students who not only enjoy music making, but are cognizant of what goes into the learning process. Students will develop a set of reliable tools to help solve problems that will arise. Through the assignment of scales, arpeggios, technical exercises, etudes, and solo work, students gain a progressive yet sound understanding of technique. Students will also learn basic music theory through their repertoire, as well as integral practice techniques on how to ‘build’ a piece in order to expedite the learning process.”
In her free time Molly enjoys the visual arts, creating works in mixed media with collage, painting, and drawing.