This is the official Ellen Allard website! A multi-award winning artist, Ellen’s songs appeal to children and their grown-ups. Ellen travels throughout the US and abroad as a singer, storyteller, songwriter, recording artist, educator and performer. Welcome to Ellen’s world! Pull up a chair and stay awhile.
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Ellen, I am absolutely loving the new album! I listened to the whole thing today and “With My Lips” brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for dedicating yourself so fully to your craft and inspiring those around you to dive head first into the work.”
Ellen is full of energy and positivity. Her music is singable and meaningful for children and their grown-ups.
Bravo! Kudos! Sensational!!! But we expected no less from you. Thanks for a wonderful, inspirational Keynote and breakout yesterday. Teachers who attended approached both Diana and me during the day and said how much they learned in just this one day. A gal who resigned a teaching job to direct a newly opened center stopped me to say how much more confident she felt about developing her newly hired staff now that she herself had learned how to identify/quantify skills learned thru music. YOU ROCKED IT!!!
It was a dream come true for me to watch Ellen in action. I couldn’t believe I was actually in her living room listening to that beautiful voice. The opportunity to learn from her was an experience I will treasure always. I can’t wait for the school year to begin so I can utilize all that I learned!
Ellen is a dynamic and gifted teacher who is able to teach and entertain children effectively and break down her methods for students wishing to learn her successful techniques.
Ellen Allard brought ruach and Shabbat joy to the children with her school-wide, Friday morning concert. The performance was interactive and participatory, even bringing the teachers on stage to get in on the fun! We were thrilled to have Ellen share with our school her great talent and passionate love for Jewish music.
I am privileged to call Ellen Allard my teacher, my colleague and my friend. I never tire of listing to and teaching Ellen’s music. My students always enjoy singing her songs. In fact, when given the opportunity to select a song to sing my students inevitably chose one of Ellen’s. The only thing better than listing to and singing Ellen’s music is watching Ellen perform. She has amazing energy, grace, spirit and style that will bring a smile to your lips and will keep your toes tapping.
Ellen Allard and her music are a gift to synagogues, religious schools, and Jewish parents everywhere. She is able to bring out the most important values and lessons of the Jewish faith in a way that children of all ages enjoy to sing. Ellen is a consummate teacher and she sets the gold standard for engaging young children and families in meaningful prayer experiences.
Ellen Allard is an amazing person who has much to offer to early childhood educators through her infectious energy. She was able to keep the audience’s attention and taught through her presentation.
Ellen Allard sang and played music for 45 minutes to a large audience. It was a rainy day in
August on Martha’s Vineyard, which meant we had a big, demanding crowd. Ellen managed to
not only keep the group amused but had them involved as well. She wrote a song just for our
audience which had the children completely enthralled.
Temple Jeremiah hosted Ellen Allard a few years ago. We provided her with an 80 voice children’s choir and she gave us a memory of a life time! Her energy, her teaching, her spirit and her wonderful music had an impact on not only the children’s choir but on the audience as well. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring the magic of Ellen Allard to your congregation. After 28 years as the cantor at Temple Jeremiah I can honestly say that the Allard experience was a highlight for me, for my children’s choir, and for the Chicago community.
In a few sessions with Ellen, my ability to create a meaningful music class for our youngest students, ages 2 through 4, has soared. I discovered with Ellen’s help, skills I did not know I had, a comfort working with these children that increases each week, and with the joy of incorporating her material into the program, the children look forward all week to our class together. Ellen is truly a gift to our community and to these young children!
Ellen commanded the Bima, getting the congregation clapping to How Good, singing to Standing At The Sea, praying to Open My Lips, and dancing to Adon Olam, all original compositions that immediately touched the congregation’s heart and soul.
Ellen Allard is truly one of the finest children’s performers around. She has the perfect combination of energy, talent and soul. Children and adults alike are captivated by her unique ability to keep the audience engaged whether you are 2 or 32. We can’t wait to invite her back!
Ellen Allard has taught me everything I know about Jewish children’s music. She infuses her teaching with so much energy that you can’t help but dance while you sing! Ellen is patient, passionate and creative. A perfect combination.
This is the second time we have had Ellen Allard lead music at Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. The first time was on a Religious School morning when at a teaching concert she captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of our students, teachers and parents. More recently she led the community in her WOW Shabbat Service which was a spiritual and spirited Shabbat experience for young and young at heart. Ellen has an amazing ability to make Jewish learning and Jewish worship engaging, interactive and fun. Invite her to your Shul for an unforgettable experience. My congregants are already asking when she can come back!
Ellen engages, educates, entertains and inspires audiences of all ages through music, storytelling and movement. Her performances put smiles on faces and Ellen opens hearts big and wide, filling people with joy! We love when Ellen comes to our community. We know we are in for a really good time!
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