Molly Tucker

Violin, Viola Teacher

Molly Tucker


Medford, MA
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Well-versed across musical traditions and styles, Molly Tucker loves to explore through her creative and musical endeavors. Originally from Thousand Oaks, CA, she grew up with the Suzuki method and since then has become a classically trained violinist and an accomplished fiddler. Molly is a co-founder of Quartet Davis, a multi-styled string quartet integrating improvisation and original compositions. They were 2017 recipients of Oberlin’s FIGs grant and the 2019 Fellowship Quartet at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Molly also plays in multiple folk bands, including Birch Trio and Casey Murray & Molly Tucker, with whom she has played contra dances and concerts across the Northeast.

Molly is a dedicated educator with a love of nurturing students through the joy of discovery. With Quartet Davis, she has taught workshops and masterclasses as well as coached chamber groups in Amman, Jordan, Boston, and Columbus, OH. Molly has also been on faculty at the Fiddle Camp at the Kanack School of Musical Artistry, Northern Week at Ashokan Music and Dance Camps, and Harmony of Song and Dance at Pinewoods, and is trained in Creative Ability Development. She is now on faculty at Wayland School of Music.

Molly has an MM in Violin Performance from Boston University and a BM in Violin Performance/BA in Economics and minor in French from Oberlin College and Conservatory. She has studied with Bayla Keyes, Marilyn McDonald, and Linda Rose. With an interest in Historical Performance, she has also studied the Baroque violin with Marilyn McDonald and Jane Starkman. In her free time, Molly can be found learning Irish tunes, contra dancing, reading, or making sourdough.