About Us

Unique Curriculum + Dedicated Educators

For more than 55 years, Baldwin Music Education Center has offered unique, specially designed group music classes for students from ages 6-months on up!   The  unique curriculum for the preschool classes combines use of a keyboard  lab, rhythm instruments, movement and singing to introduce musical  concepts through everyday seasonal and childhood experiences. Group Piano classes provide the perfect pedagogical landscape to learn to play the piano while also learning with friends.  With the combination of this curriculum and the interaction with a trained staff  member, your child will benefit from the lifelong skills developed  through music study: concentration, coordination and self-confidence! 

Rachel Kramer, MM, MA, BM, NCTM, President

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!  

Edy Dreith

Edy Dreith has been teaching at BMEC since 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!  

Meet More of our Great Team!

Maria Rivers

  

Maria is an enthusiastic educator from Maysville, Kentucky. Before coming to Cincinnati, she received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Morehead State University and taught grades K-6 at Manchester Elementary School in Manchester, Ohio for two years. Currently, Maria is a graduate assistant in the Division of Music Education at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. While at CCM, she has taught elementary methods class, voice class, and introduction to music teaching. In the community, she teaches young students bi-weekly at GLADhouse, an afterschool program for students in grades K-7. Maria loves teaching music to young students and is thrilled to serve the students at Baldwin!

Kendra Dunahugh

Kendra Dunahugh is an energetic teacher who is  passionate about helping shape the minds of children through music.  She  believes in the power of music to promote mental, physical and  emotional growth in children of all ages.  Kendra has worked as a  private piano and voice teacher, a children's church director, a  classroom aid for children with special needs, and a preschool teacher.  Kendra is originally from Hillsboro, OH and received her Bachelor of  Music in 2015 from Cincinnati Christian University. 

Sarah Grogan

Sarah Grogan is the director of the Cincinnati Choral  Academy, a joint program of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, May  Festival, and Vocal Arts Ensemble. Prior to this she was the assistant  director of the Miami Choral Academy, an El Sistema inspired choral  program for underprivileged elementary students in Miami-Dade Public  Schools. She has also taught elementary music in the Clark County School  District in Las Vegas.  Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music in music  education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of  Music. While at CCM she received the John Leman Award for Choral  Excellence, the Presser Award, and the Outstanding Academic Achievement  Award. 

Meet More of Our Great Team!

Emily Wynn

 From  the early age of four years old, Cincinnati native Emily Wynn began annoying her  parents with as many instruments as she could find. She began piano lessons at  the age of five and came home with a clarinet just three years later. Before  long, she was playing in the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, conducting Harrison  high school’s marching band, enjoying Bari sax in jazz band, and head bangin’ in  the schools rock band.
 

After  high school, she was offered two scholarships to the University of Cincinnati  College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Although her professors vetoed the idea,  Emily was the first student in the history of CCM to enter as a triple major:  music education, clarinet, and piano. Alongside her profession as music director  at St. Simon Catholic Church of Delhi, she had several piano students, taught  general music at nearby schools, and also enjoyed playing keyboard/singing in  her New Orleans style jazz band. 


After 4 years and lots of coffee, she finished  student teaching and was ready for the next adventure: Germany! In  the charming town of Leipzig, Emily recently completed her masters in clarinet  performance. She studied with renowned Gewandhaus clarinetist Wolfgang Mäder and  taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone in various music schools (all in German!).  She’s happy to back sharing her experience and passion for music with her  students (this time in English – PHEW!).

Interested in working with our Team?

Send your letting of interest, along with your resume.  Email info@BaldwinMusicEduCenter.com