"Mary Knapp brings community together like no other. Her love for music and people coming together makes us all feel happier and more complete. Children delight in her shows. Adults feel more connected to their children. She lives, breathes and celebrates diversity in the vast array of talented performers she invites to join her onstage, and inclusion in how she makes everyone feel welcome to be there. I couldn’t be more grateful that Mary is in our community and introducing important musical concepts to my young daughter, who now has a strong foundation and love of music!!" - Emily S.
"Ms. Knapp understands the challenges that middle-class income parents like me face every day to expose children to music and the arts in an affordable way. She has been a beloved resource
and key source of my daughter’s learning through music, and I am grateful for her work." - Cynthia B.
"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