Ellen is a multi-award winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer, and Educator, is one of the most popular and influential children’s musicians and educators on today’s vibrant Jewish Early Childhood music scene. With over 30 years experience performing and teaching for young children and their grownups in both the world of secular and Jewish music, Ellen’s catalog includes 14 recordings and 7 songbooks, a growing library of over 250 songs that she has composed, and 28 recordings and 10 books by other publishers that include her music. Ellen charms audiences with her interactive, infectious, and entertaining music.
Ellen draws on a rich tradition of musical experiences in presenting her lively and captivating performances, keynotes and workshops for family audiences and educational conferences across the United States, Canada and abroad. A former Elementary School Vocal Music teacher and Early Childhood classroom and music teacher, she is a classically trained pianist, having begun her formal piano studies at the age of five. She studied flute and piccolo through elementary and high school, and taught herself to play acoustic guitar while a student in college. She also dabbles with djembe, banjo, ukulele, autoharp, recorder, and spoons!
Ellen is a graduate of Boston University, with a Bachelor's degree in Music. She earned her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Arcadia University and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Ellen is certified to teach Baby/Toddler Yoga for babies through 2 year olds, and Kidding Around Yoga and Yoga Yeladim for 3 – 12 year olds. Blessed with 2 beautiful adult daughters, 2 sweet sons-in-law, and 3 delicious grandsons, Ellen makes her home in Worcester, MA. Learn more about Ellen at www.ellenallard.com.