Allan Molnar currently resides in New York where he teaches at Brooklyn College and The Drummers Collective.
Prior to moving to New York, Allan Molnar was very active as a vibraphonist, percussionist and educator in Toronto, Canada. His experiences include many live and recorded performances in a variety of genres including jazz, latin and pop.
Allan Molnar spent more than 20 years teaching instrumental music in the Toronto school system and successfully brought many elements of professional music to the classroom by way of his MIDI-assisted band program.
Allan Molnar has been an instrumental music teacher in the Toronto School System since 1983 and has experience at the elementary and secondary school levels. In 1999, Allan's high school music program was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for the purchase of musical instruments. This grant was awarded to only four schools in all of Canada. In addition, Allan's percussion students were featured performing music from his Rhythm, Percussion and MIDI series in a short CARAS film clip which was shown on national TV during the 1999 Juno Awards telecast. Allan is a recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his work in music education. This award was presented by Prime Minister Jean Chretien at a special ceremony in Ottawa on May 13th, 1999.
As a music clinician, Allan Molnar has provided assistance to over 130 schools through his music education publications and workshops. Allan is also a resource teacher and clinician for the “Sharing Teaching Excellence” program. This program is an initiative of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and provides financial assistance to Canadian educational institutions wishing to set up workshops and clinics.
Allan Molnar is a recipient of the prestigious Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to his classes at The Collective, Allan also teaches at Brooklyn College.
Allan Molnar co-produced Glen Hall’s “Hallucinations” CD which is currently available on Leo Records (London, England). The latest Glen Hall-Allan Molnar production is entitled “The Roswell Incident” and features “OutSource” along with the legendary trombonist Roswell Rudd as guest soloist. Allan is also in-demand as a session player and has contributed work to a diverse range of projects including Dreamworks Records recording artist Nelly Furtado’s debut album “Whoa Nelly” and “Shake it Off" by Jarvis Church. In July and August 2003 Allan traveled to Los Angeles and Toronto to record a number of tracks for Nelly Furtado's sophomore album.