My mixed age family music classes are educational, spontaneous AND get your blood pumping! I will expose you to different instruments and sounds and together we will sing and dance to music from all over the world, creating a unique community and musical vocabulary to continue at home.

Registration includes access to a specially curated song list, Spotify playlist and mp3 demo recordings. You can also enjoy my youtube videos and IGTV "Breakfast Jams!" Siblings and other family members are welcome to attend classes at no additional cost. All classes are 45 minutes long and accompanied by an adult. Masking is now optional.



TUESDAY 11:15am MIXED AGES "SALON" (0-4 years)

Private Residence at Fenimore St & Bedford Ave - PLG

8 CLASSES: first class 3/29, last class 5/31 (no class 4/26)

Let's sing and play drums by the piano! These classes will be held in my living room. Masks optional.

TUITION: $160 ($20/class)


& ZOOM (0-4 years) 

Lincoln Statue @ LeFrak Center

8 CLASSES: first class 4/8, last class 6/10 (no class 4/22, 4/29)

Enjoy beautiful spring in Prospect Park! In case of inclement weather join me in my zoom music studio with animal friends and instruments.

TUITION: $160 ($20/class)

DOUBLE UP! Tuition for all 16 classes: $240 ($15/class) 

Drop-in class: $25 

To register please fill out the contact form below (email: or send a Venmo for the full session amount to @mary-knapp (last 4 digits: 9805). Drop-in classes are payable on or before class by cash or Venmo. 



Have a group and want to schedule an indoor or outdoor music session? Let's discuss! 


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"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