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Rachel Kramer, NCTM, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in piano performance from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from The University of Michigan.  She is the President of Music Learning Center, Inc.  She is President and Co-founder of the Cincinnati Center for Adult Music Study, Founder of SOS Music Group and CEO of AlivenArts.   Rachel has held positions at the Music Teachers National Association, including Director of Member Development, Assistant Executive Director, Director of Education and Member Liaison and was Adjunct Faculty member at Wilmington College.  

Rachel held the positions of Associate Director and Accompanist for MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir for 17 years. For 20 years she was the Associate Director at St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church.  She has been the accompanist for the Martin Luther King Coalition Chorale, Wilmington College Chorale, Wilmington College Community Chorus, as well as accompanist for solo performers throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area.   From 1990-1996, Kramer served as the Manager of Educational Programs for the Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.  Rachel is the 2009 Ohio Independent Music Teacher of the Year. She is a certified MTNA Specialist in Group Piano Teaching and Recreational Music Making.  She has published many articles on various topics of teaching and piano pedagogy, has done workshops across the country, adjudicated and has taught group piano to students of all ages for over 25 years from colleges to country clubs – prisons to cruise lines!  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

image[1]EDY DREITH is returning to teach at BMEC, having taught in the program in 2003. Edy holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of South Alabama She taught high school chorus for four years in Florida, before moving to Cincinnati in 2000. Since moving to Cincinnati, Edy has been active in community music theater, choral groups, including MUSE - Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir and taught general music at St. Ursula Villa. In addition to teaching at BMEC, Edy also has an independent voice studio and is the proud mother of Abigail and Oscar!


Liza flowers picLIZA MEYERS holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education and will soon complete her doctorate. She has taught elementary music for 19 years in OH, AZ, and NY and was chosen as Teacher of the Year for her school in 2010. Liza holds full certification in both Kodály and Orff  music teaching methodologies. She studied at the International Kodály Seminar in Kecskemet, Hungary in 2003, has been an adjunct instructor for graduate Kodály certification courses for practicing music teachers for 12 years. She also taught World Music for undergraduate music education majors in NY and OH. Liza received a Japan Fulbright Memorial Scholarship to study music and culture in Tokyo and Shiogama, Japan in 2006, and interned with an Orff movement teacher in 2008.

Liza has extensive experience presenting workshops for school districts and universities, and at state, regional, and national music education conferences in various states. She has held many leadership positions in state, regional, and national professional organizations. Liza served as Western Division President for the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), as national program chair for the OAKE national conference in the past, and she currently serves as a member of the Teacher Education Committee for OAKE, among other leadership experiences. Liza, an Ohio native, has recently returned to the state with her husband Brian, who is currently an instrumental music education professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. They live with their goofy Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Louie.

JessjpgJESS SCHUMMER is a voice major and piano minor working towards her choral music education degree at Northern Kentucky University. She is currently a voice and piano instructor through Northern Kentucky University's Music Preparatory Department. Previously, she was a Teaching Assistant for the Northern Kentucky University's Children Choir and Co-Director of the Grandview Elementary School Choir. Jess is an active member of Northern Kentucky University's choral program by accompanying or singing with the choirs. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Music Education, National Federation of Music Clubs, and American Orff-Schulwerk Association.




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