What is Ellen Allard known for?
- Concerts that are high energy, interactive and get your kids singing, moving and dancing
- Keynotes & Workshops for Teachers, Parents, Home Daycare Providers who work with young children
- Private Skype sessions and Webinars on Music in the Early Childhood Classroom
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Ellen lights up any room when she walks in! Whether it be teachers, adults, or preschoolers, everyone glowed by the end of her time with the group. Ellen managed to engage 50 Early Childhood Educators after a full day of work, having them up, singing and moving. Our directors were amazed that some even unfolded their arms and smiled, let alone sang and danced along. 250-plus young children danced, sang, swayed and moved for over an hour non-stop when Ellen performed. There was electricity in the room, both from the children as well as their parents, grandparents, and teachers. It was nonstop electrical energy in the room. Weeks later, people are still talking. Ellen set the bar so high, it is going to be hard to meet, let alone surpass her next time we have a community event.
Bravo! Kudos! Sensational!!! But we expected no less from you. Thanks for a wonderful, inspirational Keynote and breakout yesterday. Teachers who attended approached both Diana and me during the day and said how much they learned in just this one day. A gal who resigned a teaching job to direct a newly opened center stopped me to say how much more confident she felt about developing her newly hired staff now that she herself had learned how to identify/quantify skills learned thru music. YOU ROCKED IT!!!
In a few sessions with Ellen, my ability to create a meaningful music class for our youngest students, ages 2 through 4, has soared. I discovered with Ellen’s help, skills I did not know I had, a comfort working with these children that increases each week, and with the joy of incorporating her material into the program, the children look forward all week to our class together. Ellen is truly a gift to our community and to these young children!
You were phenomenal at Yom Limmud. The teachers loved the workshop, and the families loved the concert. Thank you for inspiring our teachers and engaging our young families!
Ellen Allard is truly one of the finest children’s performers around. She has the perfect combination of energy, talent and soul. Children and adults alike are captivated by her unique ability to keep the audience engaged whether you are 2 or 32. We can’t wait to invite her back!
On behalf of the department of Life Long Learning at TBI, I thank you so much for sharing your music and creativity with our K-2 students this weekend. Our students and families were energized by your contagious enthusiasm. As educators, our hearts were warmed by the sight of our children and their families equally engaged.
Ellen, I am absolutely loving the new album! I listened to the whole thing today and “With My Lips” brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for dedicating yourself so fully to your craft and inspiring those around you to dive head first into the work.”
It was a dream come true for me to watch Ellen in action. I couldn’t believe I was actually in her living room listening to that beautiful voice. The opportunity to learn from her was an experience I will treasure always. I can’t wait for the school year to begin so I can utilize all that I learned!
Ellen is a dynamic and gifted teacher who is able to teach and entertain children effectively and break down her methods for students wishing to learn her successful techniques.
Ellen Allard brought ruach and Shabbat joy to the children with her school-wide, Friday morning concert. The performance was interactive and participatory, even bringing the teachers on stage to get in on the fun! We were thrilled to have Ellen share with our school her great talent and passionate love for Jewish music.
I am privileged to call Ellen Allard my teacher, my colleague and my friend. I never tire of listening to and teaching Ellen’s music. My students always enjoy singing her songs. In fact, when given the opportunity to select a song to sing my students inevitably chose one of Ellen’s. The only thing better than listing to and singing Ellen’s music is watching Ellen perform. She has amazing energy, grace, spirit and style that will bring a smile to your lips and will keep your toes tapping.
Ellen Allard and her music are a gift to synagogues, religious schools, and Jewish parents everywhere. She is able to bring out the most important values and lessons of the Jewish faith in a way that children of all ages enjoy to sing. Ellen is a consummate teacher and she sets the gold standard for engaging young children and families in meaningful prayer experiences.
Ellen Allard is an amazing person who has much to offer to early childhood educators through her infectious energy. She was able to keep the audience’s attention and taught through her presentation.
Ellen Allard sang and played music for 45 minutes to a large audience. It was a rainy day in August on Martha’s Vineyard, which meant we had a big, demanding crowd. Ellen managed to not only keep the group amused but had them involved as well. She wrote a song just for our audience which had the children completely enthralled.
Temple Jeremiah hosted Ellen Allard a few years ago. We provided her with an 80 voice children’s choir and she gave us a memory of a life time! Her energy, her teaching, her spirit and her wonderful music had an impact on not only the children’s choir but on the audience as well. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring the magic of Ellen Allard to your congregation. After 28 years as the cantor at Temple Jeremiah I can honestly say that the Allard experience was a highlight for me, for my children’s choir, and for the Chicago community.
Ellen commanded the Bima, getting the congregation clapping to How Good, singing to Standing At The Sea, praying to Open My Lips, and dancing to Adon Olam, all original compositions that immediately touched the congregation’s heart and soul.
Ellen is full of energy and positivity. Her music is singable and meaningful for children and their grown-ups.
Ellen Allard has taught me everything I know about Jewish children’s music. She infuses her teaching with so much energy that you can’t help but dance while you sing! Ellen is patient, passionate and creative. A perfect combination.
This is the second time we have had Ellen Allard lead music at Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. The first time was on a Religious School morning when at a teaching concert she captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of our students, teachers and parents. More recently she led the community in her WOW Shabbat Service which was a spiritual and spirited Shabbat experience for young and young at heart. Ellen has an amazing ability to make Jewish learning and Jewish worship engaging, interactive and fun. Invite her to your Shul for an unforgettable experience. My congregants are already asking when she can come back!
Ellen engages, educates, entertains and inspires audiences of all ages through music, storytelling and movement. Her performances put smiles on faces and Ellen opens hearts big and wide, filling people with joy! We love when Ellen comes to our community. We know we are in for a really good time!
I’ve had the unique honor of working alongside Ellen for five years as a fellow musician in a congregational band and now welcoming her as a musician in residence. Ellen brings so much joy and passion to her singing, teaching and worship. She was truly a breath of fresh air for our congregation. She led our adult choir beautifully at services, energized our Tot Shabbat experience and shared her unique song with the community in concert. Ellen’s presence was a wonderful gift and a true blessing.
You had such a huge impact on the Temple Israel kids in Albany this Passover!!! The kids sang your Pharoah song multiple times each day as they played! We also are all sing your Ten Etzbaot song a ton! So fun to have new songs!!!
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