Every once in awhile, I find a prop that makes my music teaching heart soar. The stretchy band made by Bear Paw Creek is just the ticket. In fact, I like it so much that I’m holding a contest with Janet Stephens, the owner of Bear Paw Creek. One lucky winner will receive a Bear […]
About Ellen Allard
ELLEN ALLARD is an award-winning recording artist, composer and performer, and is one of the most influential musicians on today’s Jewish music scene. She has been performing and teaching music to young children, adults and families for over 30 years. Her repertoire of over 300 songs is featured across 14 recordings and 7 songbooks; her music has been published by fellow singer-songwriters on 31 additional recordings and 11 books. Ellen’s songs are sung in schools, synagogues and summer camps throughout the world, and are part of the curriculum for Hebrew Union College and Hebrew College cantorial students. Ellen is a regular faculty member for the annual Hava Nashira conference and the Songleader Boot Camp; she regularly presents and performs for the URJ Biennial.
Ellen holds a BA in music from Boston University and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Arcadia University. Ellen is also a certified Holistic Health Coach, and a devoted yoga enthusiast, teaching baby/toddler yoga, Kidding Around Yoga and Yoga Yeladim for children.
Entries by Ellen Allard
I’ve been privileged to lead hundreds of Tot Shabbat services over the last 21 years. But tomorrow evening, Nov. 4, 2016, I will be leading my first Cuddle Up Shabbat at Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA. After the crazy traveling I’ve been doing over this last year, I’m so thrilled to be sharing Shabbat and […]
During the last few weeks, I’ve had lots of experiences that have led to the birth (more like explosion) of new growth. I am here, embracing, facing, turning, preparing myself for the Jewish new year. What will I do with this new growth? I will add it to my ever-growing compost pile called life. And I am so very […]
3, 3, 3 Guitars In One When was the last time you went to a concert where 3 of the musicians were playing the exact same guitar? I think Rabbi Joe Black started it, the black Rainsong guitar trend.
Life has its’ funny twists and turns, doesn’t it? Last summer, I had an opportunity to train with Haris Lender to do Kidding Around Yoga, and subsequently Yoga Yeladim. But before I even knew who she was, earlier that summer I taught music classes at a preschool camp in Worcester. You can click here or […]