Children's entertainer Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends uses original songs to tell stories that children know and love.

Debbie has been making music with kids for over 20 years. She has worked with some of the world's greatest icons in children's music entertainment and education throughout her music publishing tenure. These pillars of children's music include Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody, and Sesame Street-famed music teacher, Bob McGrath. Their influence on her songwriting and her creative approach to sharing music with children is evident.

© Beth Oram Photography 2012

Debbie studied music and music education at Berklee College of Music, where she is now the Vice President of Online Learning and Continuing Education. She was a classroom music teacher for many years and brings that experience to every performance.
What a crowd!
A live Debbie and Friends show is ideal for families and elementary schools. Kids love her energy, and appreciate the interesting array of music and instruments that she brings to each show, including keyboard, all sorts of hand percussion, energetic and sometimes zany backing vocalists, saxophones, banjo, fiddle, flute, and whistles. Performances includes a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it.

Debbie's songs are engaging, interactive, fun, and educational. Her family concerts and school performances include lots of singing and dancing for children, parents, and teachers alike. Many say that Debbie and Friends' performances are all about making music together and having a great time!

I wish someone had written songs like this when I was a kid!
Bob McGrath, Sesame Street

Everyone is invited to participate in this interactive concert experience. Kids enjoy being the Big Bad Wolf, fixing Rosie's wrong rhymes, and showing off their listening skills with the “Simon Says,” song. Like everyone's favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are. Her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious. Kids love being active participants in every song, and the audience is as much a part of the show as Debbie and her band. The show are all about making music together and having a great time!

Debbie and Friends performs throughout the US. The goal of Debbie and Friends is to help children and families connect through fun, positive interactive musical experiences.

Debbie and Friends' DVD and CDs have won 18 National Awards.

Debbie and Friends Performance Venues
  • 92Y Tribeca, NYC, NY
  • Alden Theatre, McLean, VA
  • Amazing Things, Framingham, MA
  • Arlington Heights Preschool, Arlington, MA
  • Arlington Public Library, Fox Branch, Arlington, MA
  • Hellenic Center, 25 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA
  • Arlington Public Library, Robbins Branch, Arlington, MA
  • Belmont Cooperative Preschool, Belmont, MA
  • Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • Brigham House, Mt Auburn St, Watertown MA
  • Brooks Free Library, Harwich, MA
  • Cafe 939, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA
  • Chatham Public Library, Chatham, MA
  • Children's Happy Day Preschool, West Roxbury, MA
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
  • DeCordova Art in the Park Festival, Lincoln, MA
  • Dedham Public Library, Endicott Estate, Dedham, MA
  • EarthFest, Boston, MA
  • Eldredge Public Library, Chatham, MA
  • Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
  • Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA
  • First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, MA
  • Gordon Center, Owings Mills, MD
  • Holmes Public Library, Halifax, MA
  • KC Coombs Schook, Mashpee, MA
  • Kennedy Public School, Holbrook, MA
  • Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA
  • Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City, NY
  • Londonderry Library, Londonderry, NH
  • Lutz Museum, Manchester, CT
  • Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee, MA
  • McCabes, Santa Monica, CA
  • Medford Public Library, Medford, MA
  • Needham Public Library, Needham, MA
  • Newton Presbyterian Church, Newton, MA
  • Norwood Theatre, Norwood, MA
  • One Longfellow Place, Portland, ME
  • Orleans Public Library, Orleans, MA
  • Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA
  • Quechee Library, VT
  • Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
  • Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
  • Roche Family Center, West Roxbury, MA
  • Seelig Theatre, Loche Sheldrake, NY
  • South Shore Conservatory Amphitheatre, Hingham, MA
  • St. John's Methodist Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA
  • St. Peters School, Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • STAC OceanFirst Theater, Manahawkin, NJ
  • Stellabella Toys, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA
  • Temple Israel, Natick, MA
  • TCAN: The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA
  • Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy MA
  • Tilden Arts Center, Hyannis, MA
  • Watertown Family Network, Watertown, MA
  • Watertown Preschool, Watertown, MA
  • Watertown Public Library, Watertown, MA
  • WERS 92.9 The Playground LIVE, Boston MA
  • Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT
  • Westwood Public Library, Westwood, MA
  • Wold Cafe LIVE, Wilmington, DE
  • World Cafe LIVE, Philadelphia, PA