About Dan the Music Man

Calling all kids (and kids at heart!) Get ready to participate in a musical adventure that will stretch your imagination and tickle your funny bone! Join one of Canada's favourite family performers, songwriters and recording artists, Dan the Music Man!

Dan Devion a.k.a. Dan the Music Man is a Toronto-based songwriter and entertainer whose enthusiastic performances have made him a favourite of family audiences all over his native Canada, the United States and as far away as Seoul, South Korea.

Since 1995, Dan has dedicated his passion and talent for musical fun to enthusiastic family audiences nationwide! Through a unique combination of a very accessible repetoire of clever original music, familiar seasonal favourites and a magnetic personality, Dan breaks down the traditional wall between audience and performer to inspire that crucial ingredient - audience participation. This show is guaranteed to have young audiences up singing, dancing and smiling! Extraordinary musical entertainment, a busy touring schedule and acclaimed recordings have established Dan as a popular children’s entertainer, musician, and songwriter not only in his native Toronto, Ontario, but all across Canada and internationally!

With a cast filled out with junior audience volunteers, Dan is our ambassador on a musical trip around the world. Dan has appeared on C.B.C., Global and CHCH television and has performed to audiences from coast to coast in Canada, The U.S. and even the islands of the Caribbean! Dan entertains children, teachers and their families at over 200 appearances a year! Dan has performed for over a million children!

Dan deeply respects his audience. His message is one of unity, imagination, merriment and the magic of youth. Dan says, "I hope that families will enjoy this musical time together. When I see parents laughing, participating and really having fun at the shows with their children, I see them rediscover a little of what their kids feel every day! It's truly a wonderful thing to be a part of!" Dan's unique and enjoyable show is guaranteed to make your family or young audience event a success!

Children's festivals, fairs, family events and attractions across North America and internationally play proud host to Dan the Music Man's concert shows. Schools across Canada extend rave reviews to Dan's educational and entertaining school assembly programs.

For an exciting, entertainment event that is fun, participatory and perfect for children of all ages, even kids at heart, call Dan the Music Man!

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    Amanda Rorison - Program Manager, The Canadian Tulip Festival Inc.

    "Dan The Music Man can get children and adults up and moving no matter what the conditions are! His warm character brings children and adults alike to their feet and has them moving till the very last note. Dan The Music Man is one of Canada's must see children's entertainers!"

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    Gary Don, Social Director, Delawana Inn and Resort

    "The show was a complete success every time. The turn-outs and comments were phenomenal! Dan the Music Man is a great asset to our Social Itinerary! See you next year."

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    Gaby Chauvet, Association of Early Childhood Educators

    "Your enthusiasm and obvious joy for singing mesmerized and entertained the 300 pre-schoolers and had adults in the room toe-tapping and dancing! We are sure to invite you back!"

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    Angela Sasaki, Principal, Unionville Montessori School

    "Thank you for another great performance. The children always enjoy your music - the interactive numbers are so much fun for them. We truly appreciate your experience and your skill in managing large numbers of little children. You are able to allow them the freedom to have fun but at the same time keep them under control so those around them can have fun too. You explain the games and dances in a way that they get it and you have your tried and true methods to bring down the noise level! And of course, you are a very talented singer!! It's a pleasure working with you."

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    JoAnne Alexander, Whitby Central Library

    "Thank you again for such an amazing performance...everyone loved you!!!!! We will call upon your services for next year. Wishing much laughter and joy...you bring so much to others."

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    Greg Bailey - Manager, Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

    "I am pleased to recommend Dan the Music Man as a thoroughly fun family entertainer."


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For an exciting entertainment event that is fun, participatory and perfect for children of all ages, call Dan the Music Man! Don't delay, book today!

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