Mary Kaye has combined her extensive experience in music, theatre and education to achieve critical acclaim as a singer/songwriter and musical performing artist for children. The Los Angeles Daily News writes, “Maine musician Kaye writes wonderful songs that nail the details of a child’s experience and imagination.” Parenting Magazine says of Mary’s music, “Her songs, at once silly and melodious, provide an insider look at kid culture.” Booklist comments, “Children will be immediately drawn to Mary Kaye’s appealing, strong, and rich voice…Kaye’s sensitive lyrics reflect her understanding of the world from a child’s point of view.” Mary’s music has won national awards (Publisher’s Weekly Listen-Up Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, Dr. Toy Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence, Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, the Children’s Music Web Award, and the National Parenting Publications Award Honors.) Mary’s CDs have been played on radio shows for children across the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Her song “Digging” was recently used on WGBH’s PBS Kids.
Mary holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland and an MA in Elementary Education from Boston University. She has worked as a professional actress, an elementary classroom teacher, and as a director of several drama camps for children. With a background in both theatre and education, her music and concerts are both entertaining and thought provoking for children and their families. Mary has performed all over New England at children’s museums and festivals. Mary lives in Maine with her husband and two daughters.