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Dr. MacDr. Mac

Dr. Mac (aka Don MacMannis, Ph.D.) is a singer/songwriter who specializes in creative projects for young children. He is music director and songwriter for the PBS hit series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, and has won numerous awards for his songwriting and production talents, including a Teacher’s Choice Award, and First Prize, Children’s Category, for the song “The Magic Word.”

Also a child and family psychologist, he is the Clinical Director of the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara. In demand as a presenter on a variety of topics related to parenting and teaching, he has been featured in national newspapers, magazines, radio programs, CNN, Time Magazine, Inside Edition, Time for Kids, AOL, and At Home-Live.


Brian MannBrian Mann

Brian is a key player, songwriter and partner in these musical projects with Dr. Mac. A talented and accomplished composer, keyboardist, arranger and accordionist, he has been writing and performing music since 4 years of age.

Trained in classical music, he hit the road with Kenny Loggins, Michael MacDonald and many others in his twenties, and played on and arranged music for many gold and platinum records.

Through his partnerships with Dr. Mac and Craig Dobbin, he has also scored countless children’s shows, CDs and DVDs.


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