What is HooteNanny?

HooteNanny is a program of music classes for families, created and taught by Nerissa and Katryna Nields.

Classes include:

Nerissa and Katryna NeildsHooteNanny is about music, family and community, and the ways in which learning to sing, play and dance can enhance all three. Music is hand selected by nationally renowned folk-rock musicians, Nerissa and Katryna, better known as The Nields.  The music is chosen for its accessibility, but also for its musicality and ability to bear repeated listening and singing.  Classes are aimed equally at fostering musical children and at encouraging family connections. HooteNanny is all about singing, dancing, playing small instruments and most importantly, indulging the imagination and creativity of the families who participate.  Learn more here.

Come sing with us!


09.06.2018, Comments Off on NEW HOOT SESSION!, Uncategorized, by .

School is back in session and so is HooteNanny!
Come sing, dance and play with your child as you find friendship and community in these fun, relaxed music classes.

HooteNanny if for children age 0-5 and their grown ups. It was originally created by Nerissa and Katryna Nields of The Nields. After making a name for themselves in the folk/rock world of the 1990s- playing festivals like Newport Folk and Telluride Bluegrass, SXSW and Green River, the sisters settled down and had children. Those children needed great kids music. So the sisters set out to capture all of the musical joy they had been given as youngsters in order to pass it down to the next generation. The Nields have released family CDs, a live DVD, a book published by Shambala about how to and why to make music as a family and created the crowning jewel of their family music offering: HooteNanny.

The Nields view HooteNanny as equal parts music lesson and community builder with the added bonus of beautiful uninterrupted time between child and grown up.

Come learn great songs that will get you through the worst traffic jams with your toddler- (I am being both literal AND metaphorical!) Find some amazing people who will become dear friends.

All classes taught by Katryna Nields at Studio Helix in Thorne’s Marketplace on Main St in Northampton.
Wednesdays 9:30am, 4pm
Thursdays 9am, 10am
Sept 12/13 through Nov 14/15

For more information write to hootenannymusicclass@gmail.com