Rachel Kroh first encountered MMC as a participant at the January, 2011 Music that Makes Community event in New York City. Her experience at that event inspired Rachel to build a practice of leading song at St. Lydia’s, where she was Community Coordinator from 2009-2014. It also inspired her to incorporate singing into her work as an artist, leading visitors to a gallery show of her paintings in singing songs she composed after attending MMC. As a “natural” rather than a trained musician, Rachel feels especially grateful to the work of MMC founders and leaders for identifying and teaching a practice of song leading that everyone can access. Rachel holds advanced degrees from Yale Divinity School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and you can see her artwork at rachelkroh.com and heartellpress.com. She ran the Music that Makes Community office out of her art studio in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY from 2014-2016.