Dear Mr. Allard,
I wanted to thank you for the inspirational lesson you taught at the workshop at Archbishop Howard school on Nov 8th. My daughter was the one who did not want to come and wore her sweatshirt hood (even when you asked them to remove all hats!). I wanted to let you know what happened after your class.
She had tears on the way to that workshop. Tears in the bathroom and much pouting. She was afraid (because she had not practiced regularly) that she could not do what you asked. I assured her that she would be fine and just to listen to what you had to say. After your class, she wanted to sign up for the next workshop. She ended up playing for my husband and I for at least an hour that night. The next day, we purchased a music stand and gave her a “music room” space in our sunroom. She now is confident in her playing. She plays often many times during each day. She has practiced when other kids have been in our home. It is like night and day.
I wanted to personally let you know what a difference you made in her. Because of your positive, energetic, true love for music, she now has a new fondness for playing. Thank you so much.