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   more»



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   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   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,   more»


"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   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   more»


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   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,   more»