Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Ellen Hoffman

Blurring the lines between storytelling and music, instruments and imagination, and music and movement, MAKING MUSIC has captivated preschool aged children for over 12 years. Ellen Hoffman brings her guitar, plus bags of instruments, books, and props for 45 minutes of musical fun aimed at 2-5 year olds. Drums and mallets become pans and spoons, sand blocks become trains, helicopters and airplanes, rhythm sticks become oars, violins, letters of the alphabet and walrus tusks as Ellen gently encourages children to use their imaginations. With bags full of fun, Ellen aims to not only entertain, but to promote reading readiness skills, and provide parents, teachers and librarians with ideas to make storytime more fun by adding simple percussion instruments.Programs are geared to small groups (usually 20 children.) Ellen has also done professional development programs for preschools and libraries.She spoke to the Metrowest Librarians,and was a speaker at the 2008 NELA meeting in Manchester.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ellen
Job Title/Position: 
Creator of the Making Music program
Mailing Address: 
19 FELLS POND CIRCLE
MASHPEE, MA 02649
Physical Address: 
19 Fells Pond Circle
Mashpee, MA 02649
Last Name: 
Hoffman
Phone: 
508-477-4763 or 508-517-4686

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Children's
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Children's
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Families
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
25
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
I have received numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants (LCC's) from such towns as Norton, Everett, Wayland, Weston, Sterling, Chatham, Holliston, Mansfield, Carver and others. I also received a TARGET grant to come to the Everett LIbrary

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$175
Fee Range Maximum: 
$450
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age