Chelsea Hart-Melcher, an opera singer, music teacher, and mom of two, gives us 15-minute glimpses of the daily life of a musician and music teacher and how to take control of your life and your time. If you're a musician, performer, parent, or student who wants to learn more about how to integrate music in your life, then this show is for you!
Mental Breakdowns and Bad Days: What to Do When You’re at Your Breaking Point
Some days are awesome, and some days are just freaking hard. And we need some tips and tools to be able to handle that. We can love the good times but we have to be able to embrace the bad times too. In this episode, I talk about what to do when you’re at your breaking point, and some techniques to help alleviate some of the stress.
Master Class with Natalie Ballenger
Today, you get to listen to a master class done by a wonderful amazing singer and colleague and just a wonderful person in general. I met Natalie when we did Ohio Light Opera together in the summer. Since then, Natalie has done amazing things and I’m really proud of all the hard work that she has done and I’m excited to share some of her thoughts with you.
Quarantine Tips: How to Practice with People at Home
Practicing can definitely be a struggle—and I hear you. I hear you, because I struggle too. Sometimes it’s just a general motivation that we need, a general kick-in-the-butt. In this episode, I talk to you about some of the struggles that we have with practicing, and some tips that can help with those struggles.
What It’s Like to Be a Performer During the Pandemic
Being a performer during a pandemic is incredibly challenging. I feel extremely grateful to have the music school, because I know that some of my colleagues who are just performers are waiting for an unemployment check every month. In this episode I will talk about what it’s like to be a performer during the pandemic from my personal experience.
Five Ways to Support Your Balance of Career, Family, Life, Work and Marriage
Sometimes you might feel guilty that you’re not doing the very best work that you could do. Sometimes, you might be frustrated that you’re not being the best parent, best spouse… but how can you possibly when you’re trying to do it all, all of the time? In this episode, we talk about balancing kids, work, career, and parenting.
Finding Your Motivation In Quarantine: Rising Up amidst the Negativity
With everything else shutting down and so many tragic things happening in the world, it can be easy to get into a pitfall of negativity—and that's okay. In this episode, I talk about how you can pick yourself up from that downward spiral, and turn negativity into opportunity.