At La Vie Ensemble, we navigate life’s twists and turns with humor and grace. Hélène brings her unique blend of wit and whimsy to her songs in both French and English, turning life’s trials into comedic tales of triumph. David’s quick wit and charm add a delightful spark to our music, creating a dynamic harmony that’s as entertaining as it is profound.

Photo Courtesy of John Elliott. “La Vie Ensemble” performing a Women’s Day Concert at Chelsea Art Center.

Together, we craft melodies that celebrate life’s quirks, forge connections, and sprinkle joy wherever we go. Our mission is to infuse laughter, lightness, and a touch of mischief into the tapestry of human experience through our music.”

La Vie Ensemble: Crafting melodies that celebrate life’s quirks with humor and grace, and empowering others to create and learn through the arts.

David is a trained classic guitar player and has been teaching guitar in prestigious organizations for many years. Helene has behind her over 1500 workshops-shows in schools across Canada.

See the list of concerts and classes offered by Helene Nicole and David Temple below…

Zoom Sessions

Sunday Afternoon Spring Concerts
$10 for each concert or purchase the series of 5 concerts for $35 (see linked products)

  • April 21, 2024 (La Vie Ensemble mix of French and English originals and covers)
  • May 5th 2024 (David Temple Cinco de Mayo, Latin American music concert
  • May 19, 2024  (La Vie Ensemble mix of French and English originals and covers)
  • June 2, 2024 (Believe in yourself – Family concert for parents and children 5+)
  • June 16, 2024 ( (La Vie Ensemble mix of French and English originals and covers)

Guitar Lessons

7 Ingredients of Success

Download the handout for details. See the REGISTER webpage to pay for the session. The Zoom link will be emailed to you when you register.

Helene Nicole studied Child Psychology and Well Being in a high school for teenage mothers she attended at 18. She got hooked on personal growth and never stopped educating herself.  She studied Personal Development in college, and became a community entrepreneur first by successfully creating a daycare and then a chain of health related boutiques. In 1999, after participating in a musical talent night, Hélène Nicole completely transformed her life, intuitively moving from Quebec to Toronto to become a singer.  She has since presented over 1500 shows and workshops across Canada to half a million participants. She is a songwriter, a teacher and also a published author of 3 books on the topic of how to surpass our own limitations. (www.transformation.helenenicole.com). Her Gotta Love That French series which played in 900+ schools, got her chosen as ‘Personnalité de la Semaine La Presse – Radio-Canada-CBC’ for her work in promoting French outside Quebec. She believes ‘Crois en Toi, Believe in Yourself’ is her best effort so far, and sums up her life work.

David Temple

A graduate of the music school at Eastern Michigan University, David Temple  is a founding member of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society in New York.  A classical guitarist and composer, David has performed extensively as a soloist and an ensemble player, carrying out the mission of presenting concerts full of color and variety. He has released four albums, including original compositions, original transcriptions, and repertoire spanning five centuries — his original music being used in film, television, and musical theater. Currently an instructor in his private studio, he has taught guitar, composition, and theory at the Bard Conservatory of music, Friends Central School in Ardmore, PA and the Classical Guitar Store in Philadelphia.  He was soloist for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 performance of Rodrigo’s “Aranjuez” concerto.  

La Vie Ensemble

Hélène and David founded La Vie Ensemble in January 2024 and together they joined forces, songwriting and performing throughout the US and Canada. They live full time in a green converted bus ! You can follow their adventures on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lavieensembleduo and

Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzO_pG2V6uYO_SJ0asilqNw