I make music for kids! I play regular Livestream Jams from my home in the Rogers Park neighborhood of the far north side of Chicago. I'm also available to play for birthday parties, schools, and the like. Due to the Covid pandemic, for the time being, the majority of these performances are virtual. Please check my Booking page for information.
I've always had music in my life! I'm an only child, and my mom's car didn't have a radio, so we would sing together on car trips, and she taught me how to harmonize before I could read. I've always been a singer, and I've played the organ, the viola, the alto saxophone, and now the ukulele and the guitar.
I started doing Toddler Jams at the Common Cup Cafe in Rogers Park about six months after I learned to play the guitar. It combined my love of music, my love of children, and my rudimentary knowledge of approximately five guitar chords. Now, six years and countless new chords later, children are dancing and singing along to songs I've written!
In response to some of my young fans saying, "I love Miss Dawn-Marie, but I'm not a toddler anymore," and in order to appeal to a larger age range of children, I changed the name of my Toddler Jams to Dawn-Marie Rocks.