RED Music School

About Us

Who we are and why we started RED Music:

Who we are:

RED Music School is located in Marysville, Ohio and is run by Paul Melcher and his wife, Chelsea Hart. Both are accomplished musicians that continue to perform (see list of recent performances below video).

This private music school offers lessons in piano, voice, music theory, sight reading, sight singing, and acting. All levels of students are welcomed.

Why we started RED Music:

RED Music School was opened in memorial of Ruth Evelyn Dryer (McConnell). Ruth was the beloved grandmother of Chelsea and was her main inspiration, supporter, and role model. Chelsea always had a special connection with Ruth.

Chelsea and Paul named their music school RED, Ruth’s initials, with the intention of sharing Ruth’s spirit of inspiration and support with their students.

In addition, Paul and Chelsea started a concert series called RED Chapel. Chapel is the surname of Paul’s music loving, supportive grandfather who was a beautiful inspiration for Paul and his family.

Pictures of Paul and his grandfather and Chelsea and her grandmother, Ruth.

RED Music Origin of RED Chapel with Chelsea Hart and Paul Melcher


Where you’ll find Paul and Chelsea:

Chelsea, June 1-5: Covering Violetta in Opera Columbus’ La Traviata. (Columbus, OH)

Chelsea & Paul, July 24: Columbus Maennerchor/Damenchor,Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH

Chelsea, September 22-25: Featured Soloist in Twisted2 for Opera Columbus in Collaboration with Columbus Symphony and Ballet

Paul: Featured Pianist for Opera Columbus’ “Opera on the Edge” La Bohème

Chelsea: Musetta for Opera Columbus’ “Opera on the Edge” La Bohème

Paul: Featured Pianist for Opera Columbus’ “Opera on the Edge” Die Zauberflötek