We are fortunate to have worked and played with so many wonderful children and parents over the years. Here are a few nice things they had to say about Ms. Ellie Music:

“Fun fun fun! My daughter and I were all smiles each and every class.  Ms. Ellie’s classes are wonderful- unique, fun, engaging, and special. She will have you and your child singing and dancing long after classes end. A great program taught by a gem of a teacher!”

“Jack has been singing songs from class nonstop. Even when I think he isn’t paying attention [in class], he must be!”

“It’s a long drive for us to get here, but totally worth it– Ms. Ellie is engaging, smart, and kind. The kids love her. She provides great supplemental information to the parents on how to build on the music activities on our own, and really knows how to make the activities developmentally appropriate. When my 1.5-year-old started this session I was skeptical– was he too young? Could he appreciate this class? Why is he just running around the room and not participating? How on Earth do I get him to sit in a circle? But now here we are, before the end of the session, and he’s sitting in a circle (most of the time), waits patiently for his turn, cleans up after each activity, and is excited to play with the drums, guitar, shakers, and any other instruments or props. It is so exciting to me to see him blossom like this. We both really enjoy it, it’s a fantastic bonding time for us. The class size is small, the adults are nice.”

“Our son feels so at home at Ms. Ellie’s weekly music classes. When we say it’s Friday, he says, “music class!” Ms. Ellie warmly engages each child and also incorporates lessons for parents into each class. The class flows beautifully, is a lovely mix of songs and movement and is just the right length for little guys of many ages. We recommend it to all of our friends!”

“Ellie’s warmth and humor, combined with a great mix of songs make this class serious fun for toddlers and preschoolers!”

“We have LOVED being in your class. I tell everyone that not only was it super fun, but you also helped me to be a better mom. Now when Charlie won’t walk to the car, we sing! When he’s cranky in the check out line, we sing! It helps me calm down and he loves hearing the songs. And, as a final testament, my husband even took Charlie twice when he normally skips all of the baby classes. He said he really felt like Charlie got something from it, which is big in his book.”

“Thank you for filling Sam’s world with a love of music!  Sam often has his guitar and pick in hand while belting out “Ellie songs!”  We are lucky to have had this experience with you!”

“Wonderful exposure to different musical concepts in a totally fun, age-appropriate way.  We both looked forward to music class every week!”

“Ellie has an amazing way with kids.  The class is filled with positive energy.  Great selection of songs and as a parent, I appreciate the variety from class to class.”

“Loved the use of props.  I also loved how Ellie taught us about how babies hear, learn, and respond to music.  I thought that sharing these types of tidbits from her own expertise were wonderful.”

“I was expecting an average music class experience, but this was consistently excellent!”

“Ms. Ellie is an excellent music teacher and performer who engages and delights children and adults with her wonderful music making.

“Last week Laurie didn’t want to participate in class and didn’t want me to either.  But that night, in the shower, she did the same little apple song and tree movements that you did in class!  I want her to be exposed to our Jewish culture and you have provided a nice way of doing that in class.”

“Ellie, your personality and knowledge is the best possible combination for making this a wonderful experience. Your class gets an A+++ from me.  I’ve worked with many teachers and counselors and I think you’re about as good as it gets!”

“Ellie has rock star status in the eyes of my children! Her enthusiasm and musical passion come shining through when she sings, and is contagious — instantly spreading cheer, smiles and laughter to everyone in the audience. When Ellie leads a sing-a-long, you can’t help but join in and sing as well. Her songs will stick with you throughout the day, as will the happy feeling she exudes. The music that Ellie fills the room with is just the start of the wonderful experience you and your children will enjoy!  Singing and Dancing and Rejoicing with Ellie since 2007”

“I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing work you do with our children.  Steve, as you know, not only loves you, but now WANTS TO BE YOU!  Each morning he takes out his guitar and instructs us to sit down, but not on the “peoples/his friends” while we have Shabbat Sing.  He plays his guitar and sings songs with facial expressions, hand motions and the works.  We bought him a ukulele so he could be able to strum and hear the music.  His dad and he jam together and it really is a beautiful sight.  Steve has been musical since birth, but you have brought such a love of music and Judaism to our children and I just think it is important to say thanks.”

 “Silver Spring mom and music teacher extraordinaire Ellie Schuchman is offering a new series of music and movement classes for children ages 0-4 with caregiver starting this fall.  My children have been in Ellie’s Music Together classes, as well as her preschool music classes at Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center (where Ellie is like a rockstar, with children/fans swarming her whenever she appears). Ellie is extremely vibrant, patient, relaxed, and fun, and I can’t recommend her new class highly enough (I have already signed up my own two youngest children!).”

“Thank you for such a wonderful music class.  It has awakened something very special for Amy.”

 “I wanted to say how very thankful I am for you and your music class. Artie and I have adored being in your class, and you have exponentially expanded the singing and music making in our home. Songs and rhythms from class pepper our day everyday, and help turn mundane tasks into fun. Artie ends every song with BAH-BUM (even ones on the radio). Your music class is, without a doubt, the highlight of our week.” 

 “Watching Emma grow, develop, and evolve in her participation at music class has been such a joy for me to witness.  Truly, to see her advance from one week to the next has been an incredible experience that I will always cherish. Thank you for providing such a nurturing, educational and fun experience for her and her friends.  You are such a talented teacher and your warmth and passion for what you do is inspirational. We will miss our weekly Fridays with you!.” 

 “I’ve loved your class with both of my kids and have told everyone I know about them 🙂  Your enthusiasm, pacing, musicality, rigor, and diversity in the music are just the best.  We still sing lots of the songs with the girls.” 

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