Katherine Dines

Katherine Dines is a songwriter, recording and teaching artist, a keynote presenter, and the creator of the Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta series of children’s recordings. She tours nationally and throughout the world, and her performances are a unique combination of movement, sign language, storytelling, humor, multicultural instruments, zany props and theatre that engage and captivate audiences of all ages. She also writes songs and licenses others from her catalog to many clients, including United Airlines, WalMart, Stenhouse Publishing, amongst others.

Currently, she is developing Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music into a full line of educational product, including skill-building songs for babies and toddlers, children’s books and educational activity guides. Katherine’s songs and recordings have been Grammy-nominated and won numerous awards from such organizations as: National Parenting Publications, Parents’ Choice, Parents’ Guide, Children’s Music Web, Dr. Toy, and the Wolf Trap Institute. Since her first artist-in-residence program with AL Arts Council in 1995, she has written more than 300 songs with students of all ages.

Katherine Dines is available for full or part-time residencies.


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  • Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Band

    Performance or Creative Aging for grades Pre-K through Adult

    Join global percussionist Ed Contreras, multi-instrumentalist Brian Mullins and Katherine Dines in this educational performance of songs, chants and music from around the world – suitable for all ages.

  • Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta FUNsies

    Workshop or Residency or Performance or Creative Aging for grades Pre-K through Adult

    Music, rhythm and movement are explored and each programs customized to connect with various ages. Programs for the youngest will be full of repetition, lapsits, bounces and balancing; the toddler – first crowds: call and response, singalongs, small and gross movements; 4-6th grade levels who create their own choreography to Seniors with lots of songs that promote memory, balance, participation, laughter and easy movements they can do along in their chairs.