The Ellen Johansen Music Studio

 8 Stratton Square East Hampton, NY 11937


Class Descriptions


Baby Music classes: Bounce with Me (Ages 0 - 15 months)
weekly 45 minute classes

WHY... should you join a babies Music class?  

  • All babies are born with music aptitude.
  • Babies absorb the sounds of music in the same way they absorb the sounds of their spoken language.
  • Recent studies have shown that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and strengthens cognitive and sensory development.
  • Patterns heard in class feed the ear-brain connection and start to form the language of music. Before long they will be imitating those patterns, developing for life their sense of pitch and rhythm.

Who joins music classes for Babies?.Who is this for? How old does the baby have to be? This class is for any baby, at any age, up to about 16 or 18 months. Some moms have signed up for the class before the baby is born, then come back later with baby in tow!

What happens in a babies class? Lots of singing, dancing, rocking, steady beat, instruments, scarves, rhymes, finger plays, lullabies, and games. All designed to introduce little ones to the language of music, while at the same time equipping parents with songs and rhymes for every occasion! This class developmentally addresses your babies needs, and provides bonding moments for caregivers.

What is the Home Material?  You will receive recorded music from the program in CD and Downloadable format, a parent handbook with all the lyrics to all the songs we sing in class (and lovely explanations of the movement we include at every class) and a cloth instrument bag that holds a set of sticks, a wooden rattle and a soft scarf for your babies exclusive use.  No need to share germs!   

The Home Material is filled with a wealth of new music to share with your baby and your growing family. 

So plan to join us for music class devoted to your baby all year long!

Materials:Family Music for Babies I Home Material
Total:$425 for 15 classes and Home Material

Family Music: On a Trip (Ages 15 months - 3 years)
15 thirty five minute weekly classes
15 classes per semester: Each weekly class is 35 minutes


On at Trip is one of four Units of the  Family Music  Curriculum. We will delight in the endless energy of your children, their joy in bouncing, rocking, and dancing with you, and in seeing them develop in this wonderful, musical environment!   As we watch them grow, we can imagine them singing in the choir, playing in the band, or playing songs on the piano for a family gathering in just a few years.  As we sing, bounce, rock, dance, and play instruments together we are laying the foundation necessary for success in music, regardless of which path your toddler takes in the future.
Toddlers are always moving!  In fact movement is not only your toddler’s favorite new-found skill, it is your toddler’s most effective way to learn.  Although children eventually have to learn to “sit still and listen” they can not do it yet, and engaging them in purposeful movement activities is the perfect preparation for this all-important skill. 


Price includes 15 classes and Home Material (CD and downloadable recordings of all the songs and dances we use in class and a children's song book ).
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Total:$415 for 15 classes and Home Material

Music Makers At Home in the World (Kindergarten and First Gr)
60 minute classes

This music and movement program gives your child a solid music making foundation in a fun music filled environment. We focus on your child's fascination with nature and love of instruments. The program provides a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self-expression, introduces orchestral instruments and ensemble play and focuses on building a child's aural (listening) foundation which leads to long-term success with voice, enhancement of self-discipline and social skills, first steps in reading music.
Material for Session 1: My Home Place and Woodlands 

The first session home material includes:
1. Red Tote bag

2. Music Makers Album

3. Material for My Home Place and Woodlands (see images below)


The Units, My Home and Woodlands each contain:

  1. a Poster  folder (10" x 15") and game pieces
  2. a CD and a code for downloadable recordings
  3. a Parent Booklet

Material for second Session: 2 (starts in January): Marshes and Meadows

1. Marsh Poster (10" x 15") and game pieces
2. Marsh CD or downloadable recording
3. Marsh Booklet
4. Meadows Poster (10"x 15") and game pieces
5. Meadows CD or downloadable recording
6. Meadows Booklet
This is a sequential program so we ask all families to start in September and plan to enroll for the entire year.
Total:$545 for Fifteen classes and Home Material for session 1