Meet Your Instructors:

Paul Melcher

Teaching specialties:

Intermediate to advanced piano and voice coach.

BM Music Piano Performance, St. Olaf College. MM Music Piano and Vocal Performance Central Michigan University

Paul Melcher grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Piano Performance as well as an Master of Music degree from Central Michigan University in Piano Performance. With the St. Olaf Choir, he performed all over the United States and in Norway and has played in prestigious halls such as DeVos Hall, Heinz Hall, Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall.

Chelsea Hart Melcher

Teaching specialties:

Voice instructor of all levels and beginner piano.

BM Vocal Performance Central Michigan University. MM Vocal Performance Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Chelsea Hart Melcher, a native of Coldwater, Michigan, has been described as “cooly captivating” onstage. The 2016 Opera Idol National Finalist graduated with a Performance Diploma from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music under the study of Heidi Grant Murphy, Kevin Murphy, and Timothy Noble.

A list of Ms. Chelsea’s experience here.

Kim Cornelius

Kim Cornelius headshot

Teaching specialties:

Voice and Piano

Kimberly Cornelius holds a Bachelor’s of Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Bluffton University. There, she was able to perform with Bluffton’s elite choir touring the country and even traveled to Paraguay, South America.

She enjoys performing and teaching a variety of music from opera to contemporary worship music. Kim has performed previously in many musicals including Guys and Dolls, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Songs for a New World. Her favorite role was playing ‘Jo’ in Little Women.

Kim and her husband Chris moved to Marysville in 2013. Since then, their home and hearts have grown by welcoming two precious children.

Christina McDonald

Teaching specialties:

Voice, piano, guitar and RED Tots.

Christina McDonald, originally from Broken Arrow, OK, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from Southwest Baptist University.

Over the last 20 years, she has enjoyed writing, recording, and performing music as well as teaching private lessons and mentoring many young musicians. She currently serves as a worship leader and choir director at Living Hope Church in Marysville, OH. Christina and her husband Jason have three energetic sons and one crazy dog.

Lucy Hoy

Teaching specialties:

Voice and Piano

Lucy is currently working toward her Bachelors in Music Education with a focus in piano at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. She has, and continues to gain, musical experience in top collegiate choirs, vocal performance, piano performance, musical theatre, and various levels and types of music classrooms.
Being a Marysville native currently based in Cleveland for school, Lucy greatly enjoys being welcomed back to RED studio as she is able. She loves getting to get to work with students of all ages and abilities, and helping them to further discover the joys of music.
 “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

Bingjie Wang

Teaching specialties:

Violin

Bachelor Of Music — Tianjin Conservatory Of Music
Master Of Music — University Of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory Of Music
A Cincinnati-based violinist Bingjie Wang was born in Taiyuan, China, where she began her violin studies since the age of 7. She completed his Master Degree of Music Arts in violin performance at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music(CCM) in 2019. She has rich study experiences with various famous modern violin virtuoso such as Kurt Sassmanshaus, Giora Schmidt and Liang Chai. etc. Since she started her study at CCM in 2017, she has established herself as a versatile performer, working in orchestral, chamber music, and solo recitals. As an solo violinist, she won the The first conservatory of music contest in 2016 and “yu fu” string instrument contest in 2014 and many other prizes.

Sara Jane Klaus

Teaching specialties:

Piano, voice and guitar

Sara Jane is currently finishing up her degree in Music Therapy with a vocal emphasis from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. There, she studied classical and commercial voice, as well as piano and guitar. Currently, she is a music therapy intern at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, working with a variety of patients with different ability levels and diagnoses. Sara Jane uniquely uses her music in combination with her knowledge as a music therapy student to create a space of growth and learning for students of all ages and ability level. 

Sara Jane was raised in Marysville, and grew up performing in school and community productions and choir. She is happy to be able to give back to the community that helped raise her and hopefully draw out the music that is in all of us.

Taae Hamid

Piano intern Taee Hamid

Piano intern

Originally from Gallipolis, Ohio, Taae Hamid is a sophomore piano major within the Honors Tutorial College and School of Music at Ohio University where he is a student of Dr. Christopher Fisher. During the summer of 2019, Taae was studied at the Brevard Summer Music Institute and Festival in North Carolina. Taae’s former piano instructors include Teodora Owen, Cheryl Jarvis, and Allen Strait. He frequently collaborates with many musicians throughout his community, and has also had the privilege of attending nearly ten masterclasses hosted by notable artists including Fei-Fei Dong, Thomas Pandolfi, and Cilcilia Yudha.

Taae frequently plays in different churches, and has also accompanied the string and vocal students at his local theater. His primary interests besides piano include stargazing, reading, and running. Taae is pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

For fee information and to schedule a consultation or lesson, please use the contact form or call (517)677-2556.

1008 Columbus Avenue,  Marysville, OH 43040

Paul and Chelsea Melcher, founders of RED School of Music.

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