Understand the importance of intentional music selections to enhance and amplify the worship experience.

2009 Ohio Independent Teacher of the Year

Certified Specialist in Group Piano Teaching

Certified Specialist in Recreational Music Making

Workshop Presenter


Group Piano Instructor from colleges to cruise ships! 

Rachel Kramer, NCTM, holds Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance and Master's of Arts Degree in piano performance from Eastern Illinois University and a Master in Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Michigan. 

30+ years experience accompanying choirs and playing at churches.


With three degrees in piano performance, Rachel has performed extensively as soloist and collaborator.  For the 20 years she served as accompanist and associate director of music for MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church.  In addition she has accompanied the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Chorale and the Wilmington College Chorale.  Most recently she was Director of Music at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bromley, KY.  She has recorded CD's and been the guest accompanist for various festivals and workshops.

Other Experience

About Rachel...




In addition to performing, Rachel is the President of Music Learning Center, Inc. and the CEO of AlivenArts. She is founder of Queen City Music Fest. Her focus and expertise in teaching is in group teaching and the belief that "every life needs music!".           

What I know...

PLAys Well with others!

From 1990-1996, Rachel served as the Manager of Education Programs for Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.  She is the Director of Member Development for the Music Teachers National Association where she has worked since 1998.    From 2009-2014, she was an adjunct faculty member at Wilmington College where she taught class piano and accompanied two choirs.    

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