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 presechool 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!

Jessica Schummer

Jess Schummer holds a Bachelors of Music Degree in Choral Music Education from NKU  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. 

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.