Ellis Paul

private lessons

Mentoring with Ellis Paul

Ellis was mentored in his early days playing the Boston folk clubs by Bill Morrissey, an acclaimed songwriter in his own right, who produced Ellis’ first album project Say Something.The career of a touring musician and songwriter has no road map. There’s no true school that can teach you how   more»

retreats

NESR

Ellis and a roster of other instructors gather annually to host the New England Songwriters Retreat (NESR) held at the Guest House in Chester, CT. The retreat typically is held for four days over Labor Day. See the NESR website linked below for details and pricing.www.newenglandsongwritersretreat.com​   more»

school visits

"The Hero in You" School Visit

Ellis does concerts, workshops, masterclasses and more with schools, libraries, and community centers either in person or through Skpye. In past visits, he has performed songs from "The Hero in You", answered questions, and has even written a song with students, though he can incorporate whatever topic the students   more»

"The Hero In You" Musical

Ellis has created a musical celebration of the heroes from his book, "The Hero in You"! It's a celebration of history, with songs and stories to inspire every child. We send you the script, musical score, the original CD, a karaoke CD, and guidance to create this event for your   more»

Quotes

"My class was so excited to hear songs about many of the famous Americans that they just had written biographies about."- Sheila Dillion, Graham and Parks School, Cambridge, MA "The presentation was outstanding. He is a wonderful singer and songwriter. His songs have meaning and were well-presented.The kids were engaged   more»

Past  Visits

SCHOOLSBaldwin School - Cambridge, MABrookdale School - Bloomfield, NJCollege School - St. Louis, MOEducations, Careers, and Lifelong Community - Chatham, NJGraham and Parks School - Cambridge, MAGibson School - Norwich, NYHaggerty School - Cambridge, MAHartshorn School - Short Hills, NJHeathcote School - Scarsdale, NYImagine School - Land O Lakes, FLPresque   more»

workshops

Songwriting Workshops

In his creative and fun 3-hour songwriting workshop, Ellis takes his students from inspired free form writing into thoughtful visual crafting then ending with the deliberate, methodical editing of the song idea. Using exercises in free writing, sensory imagery, and haiku and utilizing his Incredible Editing Wheel, the students in   more»

Past Workshop Locations

CAMPS & WORKSHOPSAlaska Midnight Sun Songwriters Camp - Anchorage, AKClub Passim School of Music - Cambridge, MAThe Hope Collaborative - Boston, MAKerrville Music School - Kerrville, TXSpence Leadership Network - Lake Monticello, VASwannanoa Gathering - Asheville, NC FESTIVALSBeloit Folk Festival - Beloit, WIBlack Potatoe Music Festival - Clinton, NJBlissFest   more»