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“I think your CD for kids is excellent.  The songs are catchy.  (I found myself singing along.) The vocals are warm. (I really like your voice.)  The instrumental accompaniments are bright and bouncy. It’s very clear that you have a deep love and passion for the vital work you are doing.”

- Rick Charette

Singer, Songwriter, Educator, Performer of Children's Music

“Rob Duquette’s children’s music is an uplifting reminder that the world truly is a beautiful place. His songs are filled with fun, catchy lyrics that radiate with positive energy. Each time I hear one of his songs, I feel an irresistible urge to start dancing around like a five year old kid!”

- Michael J. Chase

Founder of The Kindness Center and bestselling author of The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone

“Rob’s ability to empower children through his music is a sight to behold. He really connects with them on a level they understand all while promoting kindness. Something we could use a lot more of in this world.”

- Justin Chenette

Maine State Senator

Rob Duquette incorporates world musical genres and infuses important lessons about kindness, empathy and environmental responsibility.  He’s got a few songs that are just plain silly too…..

“My goal was to write children’s music that would not drive parents crazy.  I’m happy when parents confess that they listen even when the kids aren’t in the car!” 

Rob sings his original music accompanying himself on xylophone, guitar, ukelele, and percussion from around the globe.

“If you ever find yourself feeling as if there was nothing in the world that could lift your spirits, you surely haven’t heard Rob Duquette’s new CD, “Love Is Contagious.”

- Kristen DiCara-McClellan

Portland Press Herald

“Wow, very cool stuff! I love your voice, and of course I love your multi-instrumentalizationificationisms. Looks like you really have your technical end together too, nice job on that.”

- Billy Jonas

Founder of The Kindness Center and bestselling author of The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone


“Students, staff and parents at Kennebunk Elementary School were so impressed with musical performer and kindness advocate Rob Duquette…. His music was great, his message was critical, and his engaging delivery made for an incredible whole school assembly. Both grown ups and children were thoroughly captivated! We highly recommend his show!”

- Ryan Quinn

Principal, Kennebunk Elementary School

“Rob Duquette’s enthusiasm and generosity was on display as he shared his musical talents with students and staff of Young School. Rob’s friendly personality, passion for his music, and deep appreciation for the diverse cultures from which his musical selections are rooted make for an enriching experience for his audiences. We look forward to Rob’s next visit!”

- Dr. Peter Harrison

Principal, Young School, Saco, ME

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Love is Contagious

"Love is Contagious" is Rob Duquette's 5 song debut children's CD. Rob takes his love and studies of the music from America, the Caribbean, Africa and elsewhere and blends it into his own unique and fun music with a message.

“Rob’s children’s music show is fun, entertaining, and sends a great message to kids and adults about kindness! The way he interacts with the crowd keeps the kids engaged, and his spontaneity is great! The music he plays is “contagious”, just like the name of his CD! Thank you for helping to spread kindness wherever you go!

- Jeff Cardoza

School Counselor, Winthrop Grade School

“The students were very engaged and had fun with your performance, great job! I love the way you incorporated body safety and core values, your use of age appropriate terminology reinforced curriculum here in our district. Thank you!”

- Steve Bussiere

School Principal, Carl J. Lamb School

Children’s Music Past Shows

Here are some of the places Rob has played his Children’s Music:

  • Amherst Library, NH
  • Windsor Library, CT
  • East Lyme Library, CT
  • Shaker Lane School in Littleton, MA
  • Wells Library, ME
  • McArthur Library in Biddeford, ME
  • Cocheco Arts Festival in Dover, NH
  • Winslow Library, ME
  • Waterville Library, ME
  • Dyer Library in Saco, ME
  • Patten Free Library in Bath, ME
  • Bailey Library in Winthrop, ME
  • Thomas Library in Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • Orono Library, ME
  • South Portland Library, ME
  • Sanford YMCA, ME
  • Old Town Parks and Recreation, ME
  • Saco Parks and Recreation, ME
  • Old Town Library, ME
  • Saint James School in Biddeford, ME
  • Dr Shaw Memorial Library in Mount Vernon, ME
  • Jackson Library in Tenants Harbor, ME
  • Rockland Library, ME
  • Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Portland, ME
  • Nashua Public Library, NH
  • Camp Sunshine in Casco, ME
  • Wells Parks and Rec, ME
  • Ogunquit Parks and Rec, ME
  • Wilton Free Library, ME
  • Deering Oaks Park in Portland, ME
  • Camden Library, ME
  • Catherine Morrill Day in Portland, ME
  • Avon Free Public Library, CT
  • Thomaston Library, ME
  • Waldoboro Library, ME
  • Auburn Library, ME
  • Portland Libraries, ME
  • Peaks Island, ME
  • Buxton Library, ME
  • Freeport Library, ME
  • Dover Children’s Festival (Dover NH)
  • Topsham Fair, ME
  • Belfast Library, ME
  • Witherle Library, Castine, ME
  • Bolton Fair, MA
  • Bucksport Bayfest, ME
  • Circle in the Square in Medford, MA
  • Oldport Festival, ME
  • Project Canopy and Joyful Harvest in Biddeford, ME
  • Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, ME
  • the Hive in Kennebunk, ME
  • Skowhegan Library, ME
  • Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland, ME
  • Discovery Place in Saco, ME
  • UNE’s International Children’s Festival, ME
  • Chalk on the Walk in Biddeford, ME
  • Breman Library, ME
  • Cold Springs, Weare, NH
  • Brown Memorial Library in Clinton, ME
  • Graves Library in Kennebunkport, ME
  • Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA
  • Gilford Parks and Rec, NH
  • Kieve Camp in Nobleboro, ME
  • L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME

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