Hi, I’m Jennasen
and I am so excited to share my passion project with you!
As a musician and former nanny, I have poured my heart into writing meaningful songs for the children in my life. At the same time, I have often wished for children’s music that kiddos ask for over and over again, but doesn’t make me want to scream into a pillow after the first (and hundredth!) listen. That’s why I created this musical project called Dorin, the namesake of a sweet little boy’s beloved stuffed penguin.
I also know first-hand the struggle that bedtime can be for both kids and their grownups. So I created my album Do You Dream of Me? as a tool to help your little ones fall asleep faster.
Studies (see below) on the effects of music and sleep quality in infants and school-aged children have shown that this method of gradually slowing tempos is successful in lowering heart rate, regulating emotions, and promoting healthy sleep, making Do You Dream of Me? the perfect addition to your family’s regular bedtime routine.
I’m thrilled to tell you that I have received wonderful feedback from parents and caregivers of newborns, toddlers, and older children on the effectiveness of these carefully crafted lullabies to soothe and calm. My wish is that you and your littles ones also experience the magic of Do You Dream of Me?and that you love the music as much as I loved creating it!
Fernández-Sotos, A., Fernández-Caballero, A., & Latorre, J. M. (2016). Influence of Tempo and Rhythmic Unit in Musical Emotion Regulation. Frontiers in computational neuroscience, 10, 80.
Haslbeck, F. B., & Bassler, D. (2018). Music From the Very Beginning-A Neuroscience-Based Framework for Music as Therapy for Preterm Infants and Their Parents. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 12, 112.
Kavurmaci M, Dayapoğlu N, Tan M. (2019). Effect of Music Therapy on Sleep Quality. Altern Ther Health Med. pii: AT5871.
Tan, Patsy. (2004). The Effects of Background Music on Quality of Sleep in Elementary School Children. Journal of music therapy. 41. 128-50. 10.1093/jmt/41.2.128.