Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.

They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

photo Owen Johnston II

Owen is the Director/Co-owner of The Music & Play Station and Roosevelt Island Music Together.

Owen has lived on Roosevelt Island since 1999 with his wife Bridget and their two sons Jordan and Noah. Owen realized his love for music in the fourth grade when he joined his first school choir. This early love of music translated into an eventual career in musical theatre. Before launching Roosevelt Island Music Together in 2012, Owen spent 25 years in the Broadway companies or National Tours of 42nd Street, Shogun:The MusicalMiss Saigon, The King & I, RENT, and Allegiance: A New Musical. 

 

Owen moved to Roosevelt Island in 1999 with his wife, Bridget, where they have raised their two children Jordan and Noah who are also professional actors.

Their boys have been seen or heard in dozens of national commercials and voice-overs for several series on Nickelodeon and the Disney channel as well as feature films for Disney/Pixar and 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky. 

Owen holds a BA in Music and Theatre, an MA in Theatre, and is a Certified Level 1 Music Together® teacher. 

     
photo Bridget Johnston

Bridget is the Assistant Director and Co-owner of The Music & Play Station and Roosevelt Island Music Together. Bridget was born and raised in Southern California in a family that played with music everyday. Her father Vic, a playwright and composer, would make up songs about the moon, the rain, fishing or anything that would reflect the days activities. Her Mom, Lita, would create harmonies, and singing together became the family nighttime ritual. Her love of music and performing grew into a career in musical theatre that has taken her all over the Country and the World with The American Music Company, Holland America Cruises, various regional theatre productions, and the First National Tour of Miss Saigon. After performing for fifteen years, Bridget settled Roosevelt Island with her husband, Owen, where they have raised their two children Jordan and Noah who are all professional actors. Their boys have been seen or heard in dozens of national commercials, voice-overs for several series on Nickelodeon and the Disney channel, feature films for Disney/Pixar and 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky. Bridget is a registered Music Together teacher. 

 
     
photo Davis Haines

Davis Haines is an artist originally from Alabama. He has been singing and dancing since he was a young boy, mostly at home with his family. As an adult, Davis has been professionally singing, playing drums and guitar, writing, dancing, acting, and teaching in Chicago, LA, and now New York City. In addition to his creative pursuits, Davis has worked extensively with kids and adults with disabilities. Above all, he believes that all humans are creative and that fostering environments for kids and their loved ones to share in the creation of music is a gift to our world. Let's make musical memories together! Davis is a registered Music Together teacher and plays the guitar.

     
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  John Kennedy