I am still reeling from your visit and energized by your gifts. Thank you doesn’t begin to cover it. . .You are a gift and were beloved at our conference. Thank you for teaching our Jewish early childhood educators and leaving us singing. Todah Rabah!!
It has been my privilege to know Ellen Allard as a teacher, a musician, a leader and a friend for many years. She will inspire you to think and engage and explore more mindfully, more joyfully, more prayerfully– and do it with boundless enthusiasm. Whether she is leading a service or a song session, working with kids or adults, Ellen will help to create a sacred and holy space for you that you will long remember and long treasure.
Since discovering your preschool music 6+ years ago, my little students have squelled with delight over your magical music and lyrics! I have taught 2′s, 3′s, 4′s & 5′s, and they ALL adore your music and request it often. Even parents have commented on the songs that their children have come home singing, and you’ve been given dozens of compliments by parents over the years. It’s amazing how many lives you’ve touched through your enchanting and timely stories set to music, and how much learning and giggles you’ve brought to young and old alike. Your musical creations are infectious, and I don’t want to ever look for a cure. I am a fan for life, and I thank you for all the joy you’ve brought to my hundreds of precious students over the years.
I am currently working out and listening to my Hava recordings. For Trees came on and I HAD to write you because the song brought a giant smile to my face! What a fun and magnificent song! Listening to the song gave me tingles throughout my body for the excitement and positive energy that I so desire and that I will once again be experiencing in just 2 weeks! You are such an important part of that experience and I just wanted to thank you for being so strong, inspiring and wonderful! Looking forward to seeing you and hoping to be back in your “homeroom.”
On behalf of the ECMC committee, thank you for your keynote presentation “Are You Listening God?”. Your dedication and passion to music and faith development was evident throughout your presentation. You helped make our conference a success!
On behalf of everyone who attended this year’s 23rd annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, we want to thank you for contributing your time and talent to our program. We get to see only fruits of your labors, but we know how much skill and diplomacy are involved in bringing our youngest participants into the choral community. Your professionalism sends an important message to the children, their parents, and everyone who watches you. Additionally, besides joining their parents in “kvelling” over their performances, we all appreciate the obvious love you have for the work you do and the children you teach.
It’s a total treat for me (& hundreds of others) to watch you work your magic with all those different youngsters!
The message in your music is so refreshing. The themes of nature, family, friends, adventure, and imagination resound and make for great fun. In addition, your enthusiasm is infectious, and sprinkled with wit and humor. I wish you were a required part of the curriculum at every school in the city.
Thank you!!! First—-for being so open and willing to tailor your presentations to our mission and for being such a wonderful professional and a pleasure to work with. For all your efforts to respond to ALL our requests! Second—-for your FABULOUS Early Bird AND Keynote presentations. The participants are so energized. Everyone is still so excited about the day and about using the songs and ideas in their classrooms. Thank you for making our Early Childhood Conference such a success!!
The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
It was pure delight to attend your concert at the Child Development Center in Kansas City on Feb. 11. My kindergarten class sang along with you, thumped their feet and showed enjoyment and pleasure as you moved from one delightful song to another!…While the concert was 45 minutes, the joys your music and lyrics bring to us will last and enrich for many years to come!