Touch The Music

Hands-on Instrument Workshops and Family Event

For more information, scheduling and pricing please contact:

Claudia Baumgaertner Lemmerz  Founder/Director

TOUCH THE MUSIC LLC  •  •  973.220.9785

Claudia Baumgaertner Lemmerz holds a Master of Music in Organ, Piano and Choral Conducting from the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany. Before immigrating to the United Stated in 1997, she has directed a children's choir and a youth choir in her German home town for several years and worked as the Public Relations Manager for "Festival Pro", a concert agency for chamber music and symphony concerts in Bonn, Germany.


In 2006, with over 6 years of early childhood teaching experience in the United States, Claudia combined her passions for music and  young children by developing a unique, hands-on approach to music for preschoolers. She finalized her idea in 2010 by founding "Touch the Music - a Hands-on Experience of the Orchestral Instruments". “Touch the Music” is designed for children age 3 and up to explore and experience REAL orchestral instruments. Children fall in love with music making instantly and grow a long lasting love and appreciation for music.


As an educational consultant Claudia conducts workshops and lectures on the effect and importance of music for young children.


In November 2011, Claudia published her first book "My Book about Musical Instruments". Besides over 120 photos of children playing orchestral instruments, all explanations in this book are printed in 3 languages: English, Spanish and German, side by side, so it can be shared by readers and music lovers across generations. The book received the Gold Medal for the Moonbeam Children's Book Award in 2013.