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 Hello! My name is Mary Spencer Knapp. I am a multi-instrumentalist, composer and Broadway alum with over ten years experience in early childhood music education!
I started the The Nightingale Fam as a children's musical story project, performing solo and with a 5-piece band.  Since 2020 this project has blossomed into children's music classes, citywide outreach programs, digital music and video content, and private music lessons. My music classes and concerts are designed for you, the caregiver, as much as they are for your children. I want you to feel you are in a safe space where music is neither polished nor dull, but instead spontaneous, multifaceted and fun. Together we'll create a music community, vocabulary and collection of songs to continue at home!  
The Nightingale Fam will keep finding ways to bring live concert experiences and original music to you. Please check our Special Events and Music & Video pages for updates. We are available for birthday parties as well! Inquire via our contact page.  
For those interested in private or small group lessons, The Nightingale Fam offers instruction in voice, piano, accordion, ukulele, guitar and bass. We teach all ages. Please read more about these opportunities on the Private Lessons page! For more information about my work and career visit 


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