Special Needs?

Our son Andrè has Fragile X Syndrome and he loved her music the first time he heard it.  It offered us a way into his world.  

The catchy tunes, funny lyrics, the humour and heart of the music captured him and we would sing and laugh together.

Kath is amazing with her young fans.  Andrè adores her so much that when he sees her he often becomes overwhelmed.  

Kath has always made time and found a way to connect with Andrè.  I see her doing it with all children.  

Kath has a big heart and it comes through in her music.  Kath Bee will always be a superstar in our house!​
Andrea Lee,  National Coordinator Fragile X New Zealand,  Parent to Parent NZ Inc National Board

Kath  has been the main attraction at our Family Activity days and Christmas parties for many years.  The children, parents and

grandparents love her songs & music.  There is something in her music that particularly attracts children with special needs and they

often continue singing and humming her tunes long after she has left.  Kath gets into their cognitive thinking through catchy rhymes

and ditties that they can remember over and over again.  Her music has many therapeutic benefits including coordination, muscle tone

and motor skills.  Both my children – one with special needs and one without – are Kath’s number one fans and if you see her and listen

to her music, it is very clear why.
Jane Linn,  Former Regional Coordinator - Parent to Parent

Kath Bee is a ‘with them, not at them performer'.

Lindsay Yeo - aka Buzz-o-Bumble!

My kids were playing ‘Dad I want to be a camel'

all afternoon yesterday’ You are a star!  

We had an absolute blast!! Thanks again,

Michelle and Room 9 children, Brown’s Bay School

Many thanks for a high energy interactive performance at the TV2 Kidsfest Kids Show. 

It got the kids and adults on their feet and moving. Great songs - everyone young and old loved it.

Sheena Baines-Alhawamdeh, Events Technical Co-ordinator,

Kidsfest, Christchurch


The kids loved your concert.  When I came to school on Thursday it was the first thing I heard the kids talking about before school - the balloons were a hit.  I took singing on Thurs arvo with the junior team and they all wanted to sing your songs!!!   Nicole, Horsham Downs School

Kath Bee has been one of my kids’ favourites for as long as I can remember.  It's the way they can relate to her lyrics that catches their attention. She seems to be able to look at life through their eyes and write songs about it. Carl

I saw your 'Song for Mums' on you tube, I sang it to my mum and she loved it!!!  She thought it was so special, I also made her breakfast in bed like you said.  She was so over the moon - thank you!!! 


Kath Bee drew crowds into the library and instantly created a warm and fun filled atmosphere.  

Her spontaneity and easy going manner matched her catchy songs.  The session was a delight and kids and parents left uplifted with big smiles on

their faces. We can highly recommend Kath Bee!

Doris Symmonds, Takaka Library

Kath’s catchy, bubbly songs are loved by kids of all ages. 

Her live performance adds that extra magic to her songs - her audience is captivated, engaged and interacts with ease, even if they haven’t heard her songs before.  I look forward to the next Kath Bee concert! 

Suzy Cato

What people are saying . . .


A belated thank you from Belmont Primary School.  We really enjoyed your visit to our school on Monday 21st August.  I wish you every success in your nationwide tour.  Thanks for bringing so much inspiration, fun, and joy to so many New Zealand children through your music.  Best wishes,

Kerry Scurr, Music Specialist​

Thank you so much for our amazing music

session.  We had a 33 children of mixed ages

from 2 to nearly 5 years old.  All the children

were animated, listening, copying the actions, singing the songs that they knew, laughing

and having fun.  All of the children including

the 2 year olds were focused and mesmerised,

all attention was on Kath and it didn’t waver.  

Kath Bee, you are welcome anytime - just give

us a call!  We hope to see you again very soon. 

Nickie Hodgkinson, Centre Manager,

Country Kids Preschool, Nelson

Our kids love your music and the adults think it's pretty cool too!  You accompany us on all our road trips, most recently Westport/Greymouth/Hanmer.  It's really nice.  When I was a kid we always listened to the 'Gypsy Pickers' (Ron and Lindy Valente) on

our family road trips, and their music still brings back great memories for me.  I hope it will be the same for my kids with your music!

Clare Galbraith

I liked how all

her songs are

fun and funny.  

Isla, aged 8

I liked the

pop pop

pop pop pop

pop pop.  

Jack, aged 6