Spring Classes are now open for Registration
All classes are scheduled to take place at our outdoor studio space. For those days of inclement weather, we will meet indoors. Adults are expected to use masks when indoors.
Ellen Johansen, owner and sole teacher, is an early childhood music and movement instructor. She is also a piano teacher and has taught piano for over 40 years. The Ellen Johansen Music Studio has been offering Musikgarten classes and group/private piano lessons for over 30 years.
The music studio in East Hampton now offers indoor piano classes in a carpeted, fully equipped music studio with five digital pianos and two Steinways.
The outdoor space is our new option for all Pre-Piano classes. This space is a fenced area behind the music studio with lighting and enough grassy area to keep even the most active child safe and engaged. Teaching music outside has proven to be the best way to offer music to young children in a natural setting.
"We tried that other music class in town and came back because we find your classes intellectually stimulating."
- Parent enrolling in a Toddler Music Program
"Is Today Music Day?"
-a daily question from many of my enthusiastic toddlers!
We all enjoyed your program so much! What is truly amazing, is the fact that they all walked into the class and didn't know one thing about music. And look at them now. You did an amazing job!
- Parent of a child finishing Book 4 of Music Makers at the Keyboard
"Lillette woke up and twirled around singing "the north wind doth blow and we shall have snow and what will the robin do then? He'll keep himself warm inside of the barn and he'll hide himself under his wing. Poor thing. " I almost died from the cuteness. Thanks for giving her this gift. "
Mother of a Three Year Old Enrolled in Cycle of Seasons
From a mother of a piano student studying with Ellen Johansen:
Hi Ms Ellen,
I heard my son play the First Noel this morning. What a total change from a boring just reading notes play he did before your piano lesson with him. So beautiful with all the dynamics. My spirit just lifted and brought me memories.(we use to sing this in church when I was a little girl) Isn’t that amazing!? A simple music can changed your mood and can take you back in time. God is so good, for giving us the gift of music. Just want to let you know.