Molly Jo Rivelli
Youth Music Director
Molly Jo joined Payson Park Church in 2010 as the Youth Music Director. Teaching privately and performing professionally for over 20 years, Molly Jo brings not only a wealth of expert teaching methods, but also intense enthusiasm for her craft.
Molly Jo grew up studying classical piano, and continued those studies in college. While at college, Molly Jo also studied classical voice, eventually leading her to Boston to perform as an opera singer.
In addition to preparing students for entrance to various music conservatory’s and operatic careers, Molly Jo is passionate about early music education and working with students of all levels. She has spent years working on ways to adapt Kodaly teaching methods to use successfully with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Whether teaching a beginning 5-year-old or a working professional, Molly Jo has the experience and techniques to make learning piano and voice fun and effective, thus building the confidence level of every student.
Molly Jo has worked as a church musician since 1991. Starting out as a soprano section leader, Molly Jo quickly took on the duties of rehearsal accompanist, and eventually choir director of several church music programs in Spokane WA. With a degree in Music Education and Choral Conducting, she went on to positions as a choral teacher in both Middle and Elementary Schools. After moving to Boston in 1996, Molly Jo was the Music Director at First Congregational Church in Milton for three years