Ellen Allard (she/her)
Ellen Allard, multi-award-winning Recording Artist, Performer, Music Educator, Composer, and Success Coach, is one of the most sought after performers in Jewish music. With a strong commitment to nurturing community through music, Ellen has a unique, charismatic, charming, and heartwarming way of inviting audiences to join in playful singing, whether she is performing a concert, presenting a workshop, or conducting her interactive, engaging worship services for young children through senior citizens. Traveling throughout the US and abroad, Ellen has been performing and teaching music to young children, adults and families for over 40 years. Her catalog includes 14 CDs and 7 songbooks; her repertoire of over 350 songs are considered the gold standard when it comes to engaging and empowering people to strengthen their Jewish identities and have been published by fellow singer-songwriters on 31 recordings and 11 songbooks. Ellen’s songs are sung in schools, synagogues and summer camps worldwide, and are part of the curriculum at Hebrew Union College, Hebrew College, Jewish Theological Seminary and Aleph. In addition to teaching music classes and presenting workshops and keynotes on the importance of music in the lives of young children, Ellen is a regular faculty member and presenter at Hava Nashira, Song Leader Boot Camp, NewCAJE, and the Hebrew College Early Childhood Conference; she has been privileged to regularly present workshops, lead family worship, and perform on the Jewish Rock Radio stage at the URJ Biennial. She is a cantorial soloist at Mishkan Tefila in Brookline, MA. Ellen holds a BA in music from Boston University and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Arcadia University. Ellen is also certified as a holistic health coach, baby/toddler yoga teacher, Kidding Around Yoga and Yoga Yeladim teacher and Rhythm ’n’ Ruach teacher. She lives in Boston, MA and has two daughters and sons-in-law who have blessed her with six grandchildren and two rambunctious grand-dogs. If asked, she will extoll the virtues of eating dark chocolate daily.