Multi-instrumentalist BK mom Mary's mixed age music classes (0-5 with caregiver) are educational, spontaneous AND get your blood pumping! Together we will sing and dance to music from all over the world to create a unique community and a musical vocabulary to continue at home with our little ones. Each class session is accompanied by a specially curated song list with accompanying spotify playlist, bandcamp recordings and weekly youtube videos!  We are currently enrolling a 12-week MIXED winter session outdoors in Prospect Park and on zoom. If weather is dry and the high for the days is above 40 degrees we will meet outside with appropriate COVID safety protocols. Classes are approximately 45 minutes long. Have to miss a class? No worries, you can do a makeup at another time/location! Siblings welcome at no additional cost.



TUESDAY 10:30am Parkside Lakefront

first class 1/5, last class 3/30

*no class 2/16 - makeup 3/30*

WEDNESDAY 3:30pm Lincoln Road Entrance

first class 1/6, last class 3/24

FRIDAY 9am ZOOM ONLY - come for a free trial class!

first class 1/16, last class 4/2

FRIDAY 10:30am Lincoln Road Entrance

first class 1/16, last class 4/2

12-Class Package (once a week): $180 ($15/class)

24-Class Package (twice a week): $240 ($10/class)

Drop-in Class: $20 

note: if you sign up for a class package,

any additional drop-in classes will be $10!

Pay by check, cash or venmo @mary-knapp

Email or fill out the contact form below to reserve your spot. If you're interested in being on the "short order" email list for zoom classes only please shoot us a message :)

*NEW* - sliding scale available! 

I am offering several sliding scale options to families currently not able to pay for a session. Please reach out!


Please complete the contact form below or email
to reserve your spot, request a gift certificate, or ask questions!


"After trying a few other "pop-up" classes in the park, we were ecstatic to find Mary's Music in the Park this Fall. Unlike the other classes (that felt like the teachers were playing the hits for tips at a dive bar!), Mary curates a phenomenal set of songs that are interactive and creative. She's broadened our musical horizon with songs and genres we wouldn't have otherwise thought our kiddo was into. But he is! Likely because of Mary's enthusiasm and positive energy. We also LOVE her YouTube videos -- literally the only screentime that we allow our 1-year-old. Thank you, Mary, for brightening our day and gifting us with a special activity we look forward to every week." - Carly B

​“Maddy has learned so much from her music class. The songs that are frequently performed provide a sense of comfort and joy for Maddy. Whether on zoom or in person Maddy gets very excited to participate in music class. Mary has been such a source of light during these times.” - Meg T

"Throughout the summer, when the pandemic was brewing, life felt heavy and there was little to do with my kiddo, having the bright light that is Mary's music class to look forward to every week was an absolute gift. The classes are engaging, creative, fun and lively and every week there is something new... which keeps it interesting for the adults. My son lights up when I tell him we're going to music class and has started bouncing and dancing at the mere mention of the event. Mary is true talent in regards to her musical abilities, as well as her abilities to charm and captivate little ones. We are so delighted to have found The Nightingale Fam's music classes and will continue to sing and dance with Mary well into the future!" - Jess P

"We loved Mary's fall class in Prospect Park! Quentin had barely socialized or been around other babies due to the pandemic and it was such a joy to see other little ones and their caretakers, even if just once a week and socially-distanced. I was also thrilled to finally find a music class on the south side of the park. It quickly became the highlight of our week! Mary's Spotify playlist is also a must and plays on repeat in our house." - Tami W

check out our lesson plans online!

a glimpse of class in the park!

© 2020 by Mary Spencer Knapp