#S02 Episode 2: Chisato Eda Marling (US)

#S02 Episode 2: Chisato Eda Marling (US)

A new podcast episode is out!

Listen to the conversation with Chisato, a talented musician with Japanese roots who now lives in the US.  🎧

The MIC traveled all the way to Rochester New York to have a talk with Chisato Eda Marling. She is a professional saxophonist, saxophone instructor, and Manager of Education and Community Partnerships of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

"My ultimate goal is to streamline my schedule by merging my personal and teaching agendas into one calender where there's room to be flexible."

Around thirty years ago Chisato moved from Japan to America. This move, however, did not always go smoothly as she faced a new environment with cultural differences.  

 “When I first came to the US, I expected people to anticipate my needs, also when I didn’t speak up. But they did not. I thought they were being rude for that."

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In this episode Chisato shares her experiences, the differences between Japan and the US, and how she combines her busy work schedule with her family.

Getting up early is key for Chisato, it allows her to take a moment and make a clear schedule. Her number one tip? Write things down in a physical agenda, this helps her to memorize her schedule better. 

"I wake up every day around 4:30 in the morning. I try to have me-time, so I can clear my head and organize my mind. I make lists of things that I need to get done for the day or the week.”

Despite trying to be as flexible as possible, you gotta make decisions and set priorities. Unfortunately, this means that you sometimes have to disappoint people. Luckily she has amazing friends who work around her schedule.

 "I learned how to say no and be flexible enough to say yes.”

Listen to Chisato's story and learn more about the cultural differences between Japan and the US and how she combines her personal life with having two jobs.

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