Multi-instrumentalist, bandleader & Brooklyn mom Mary's mixed age music classes are educational, spontaneous AND get your blood pumping! Together we will sing and dance to music from all over the world, creating a unique community and musical vocabulary to continue at home. 


I am currently enrolling an 8-week summer session outdoors in Prospect Park. Classes are 45 minutes long. Registration includes access to a specially curated song list and spotify playlist. You can also enjoy my weekly youtube videos and instagram/facebook live "Breakfast Jams!" In the event of inclement weather a zoom class will be held.


With the exception of the babies class (0-1 year) week day classes are recommended for infants through 5 year olds and are held in an intimate in the round setting.  Saturday jam sessions are an all ages by-donation gathering at the Imagination Playground "stage" - parents, feel free to bring instruments and play along!


Siblings and other family members are welcome to attend classes at no additional cost.


Have to miss a class? You can come to a makeup at another time/location. 



TUESDAY 9:30am BABIES CLASS! (0-1 year)

Parkside Peristyle Lakefront

first class 6/15, last class 8/10​ *no class 7/6*

TUESDAY 10:30am Parkside Peristyle Lakefront

first class 6/15, last class 8/10​ *no class 7/6*

WEDNESDAY 4:30pm behind the Concert Grove Pavilion

first class 6/16, last class 8/11 *no class 7/7*

FRIDAY 9-9:30am "Breakfast Jams" on Instagram live

*free! (venmo tips @mary-knapp appreciated)*

FRIDAY 10:30am Lincoln Statue @ LeFrak

first class 6/18, last class 8/13 *no class 7/2*


at Imagination Playground 

*family jam is now on break until after Labor Day*

8-Class Package (once a week): $160 ($20/class)

16-Class Package (twice a week): $240 ($15/class)

Drop-in class: $25 

*pro-rates available*

Please pay by venmo @thenightingalefam , cash or check.


or fill out the contact form below to reserve your spot.

*sliding scale available*

Can't pay for a session right now? Please reach out!


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