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ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS

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BLUE BEAR MUSICIANS PLAY THE BAY AREA! Blue Bear teachers will perform as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. See Mo’Fone (featuring Jim Peterson), Sharman Duran Trio, and The Amber (with Libby Lavella) on Friday evening May 26 at the Chapel at Fort Mason.

SPRING QUARTER 2017 CALENDAR Short Seminars

June 26-29

Adult Classes start

July 3-11

Little Bears Classes start

July 17-21

Summer Band Showcases

September 18-21

Blue Bear is closed on July 4 and Labor Day, but open on July 3 and September 2.

BOA R D O F T RU S T E E S

DESIGN OUR BEAR WINNERS Congratulations to our Design Our Bear winners, it was a tie! The first annual contest brought in $1500 for the school so make sure you look for Sophia’s Bear and Blue, by Megan Slankard, popping up throughout the year.

Maria Cardamone, Chair Steve Savage, President Jay R. Shah, CPA, Vice Chair Brett May, Treasurer Richard Harpham Bonnie Hayes

Tom O’Connell Jim Peterson Richard Strauss Ariel Sutro Paul Winston Julie Omran

PRIVATE LESSONS guitar voice piano ukulele

mandolin banjo bass drums

sax flute clarinet music

theory songwriting recording and more . . .

Want something tailored to your interests, schedule and pace of learning? Private lessons are the way to go! Blue Bear teachers are experienced professionals, and you have flexible payment and scheduling options. We have a two-day cancellation policy for private lessons.

P RI VATE H O U R L ESSO N S Blue Bear staff

Steve Savage, Executive Director Dennis Criteser, General Manager/Program Director Cole Berggren, Community Programs Michael Chulada, Little Bears/Youth Programs Tennessee Mowrey, Ghost in the Machine

Bear, by Megan Slankard

Voice, Sax, Drums

1 lesson

$65

$70

4 lessons

$245

$265

10 lessons

$570

$625

P RI VATE H A L F-H O U R O R SH A RED -W I TH-A-F RI EN D H O U RS (PER STUDENT)

S TAFF Sophia’s Bear

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Renee Richardson, Development Director Alycia Moore, Manager of Individual Giving Sandy Lange, Finance Director Kristina Melendez, Office Manager Nazan Atkas, Desk Staff Genesis Valentine, Marketing Assistant

Blue Bear bids a fond farewell to Tanya Yule after ten years of service to the school — best wishes Tanya!

Most instruments

Voice, Sax, Drums

1 lesson

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$40

4 lessons

$135

$145

10 lessons

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$340

Students from ages 5 to 90 and up can start anytime. New students—try a teacher for just $40 for an hour or $20 for a half-hour (excluding Raz Kennedy, Libby Lavella and Shaun McGonegal). Speak with our Program Director to learn about the best teachers for your goals—415.673.3600 or bluebearmusic.org. BLUE BE ARMUS I C.O RG | 4 1 5.67 3.3 600

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SPRING BANDS

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T U I T I O N O PT I O NS 1. $415 for the Workshop and Performance. Students may also take one private lesson at a discounted rate of $40 to work on their material outside of class.

ADULT BAND WORKSHOPS Our band workshops are the heart and soul of Blue Bear— student bands that rehearse and then perform a 40-minute set of material at a San Francisco club. Workshop offerings include the following:

RO C K & BLUES Wide open to style, material may range from oldies to blues, alternative to Top 40— you name it!

BLU E S, SOU L & ROOTS Covers classic electric blues and its influences, including roots rock and roots country.

RO C K , S O UL AND R& B

SU M M E R OF LOV E

Includes material from classic artists like James Brown and Aretha Franklin.

Here’s your chance to fashion a set of songs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Whether you were there or wished you could have been there, it’s never too late to wear some flowers in your hair!

M O D ERN RO CK & CO N T E MPORARY BANDS You’ll perform material from a broad range of artists and bands with releases from the past ten to fifteen years.

Adult Musicianship Online M US IC S KILLS FOR B A N D MEMBE RS Gain critical skills & understanding! 2

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JAZZ The Jazz Workshop will be reading and soloing from chord charts and will play a diverse mix of old and new jazz standards.

2. $615 for the Workshop and Performance plus four private lessons. (Private lessons will help you get the most out of your workshop experience!) To enroll, students must be current with their annual $35 Member Fee. Three-pay options available.

PR E R EQU I S I T E S Basic level bands do not require any previous band playing experience, though being able to learn parts by ear or with the help of a private instructor is best. Intermediate level bands require at least a year of previous band experience along with the ability to read chord charts and learn parts by ear. Guitar players should be able to move easily between open and barre chords. Drummers should be able to play steadily at fast and slow tempo, fill comfortably, and play both rock and blues grooves. Bass players should be able to play various grooves easily and lock with the drummer. Singers should be able to sing in tune and have a strong enough sense of time so that song entry points and phrasing can be consistently executed. Keyboard players should be able to form major and minor triads without notation.

PE R FO R MA NC E S Performances will be held September 18-21. Be sure to check out our Spring Quarter Band Showcases at the Boom Boom Room on June 26-29.

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ADULT GUITAR CLASSES C L A S S ES FOR ACO U S T IC PL AYE RS FRO M S QUAR E- ONE TO S QUAR E 14! A great way for beginners to learn guitar and for everyone else to keep getting better. Our classes are small enough (3-7 students) to allow for personalized attention, and the social aspect of learning with others keeps you motivated and engaged. With many different levels, we probably have a class that’s right for you!

ACO U S T IC JAM In a relaxed setting, learn tunes from folk, bluegrass, Celtic, and rock traditions, take solos and sing if you’d like, or just play rhythm with the group. Lots of instruction in how to improvise—open for players of acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and ukulele.

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For intermediate players, Electric Rhythm Guitar focuses on timing, muting and accenting techniques, and overall strengthening of your right hand chops. Electric Lead Guitar is for those who want to develop soloing abilities in rock and blues styles. More experienced players can check out Blues/Jazz Guitar.

The bass is really fun to play, and you can be band-ready faster than with any other instrument. So what’s holding you back? Our Square One Beginner class will have you groovin’ in no time!

M U SIC THEORY F OR GU ITARIS T S Blue Bear offers a class for guitarists who want to learn music theory. If you’ve been playing for a while, you probably know bits and pieces of theory—this class will fill in the holes and apply it all in a practical way to the guitar fretboard.

ADULT U K U L EL E Beginning Ukulele is for the square-one beginner—you’ll learn to play songs in rock and folk styles and build a basic vocabulary of chords and simple strums. Level 2 and 3 classes will help you continue learning new songs and more complex strumming patterns.

ADULT SONGWRITING For songwriters with a few songs under their belt, the Peter Case Songwriting Workshop is a great place for information and inspiration. Peter is a three-time Grammy-nominated, performing singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who brings over 25 years of songwriting experience to his popular workshops. Write Your First Song will teach how to write melodies and chord progressions, and will discuss common song structures and other important basics for those who want to explore their musical creativity.

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ADULT VOICE: TECHNIQUE

ADULT VOICE: SINGING

For those with little or no singing experience, Blue Bear offers two very similar classes: Singing for People Who Can’t Sing and Learn to Sing: Group Singing for Beginners. You’ll learn the basics of how to produce a good tone, with lots of in-class exercises and songs, mostly singing as a group. Choose what best suits your schedule and location.

If you’re satisfied with your understanding of vocal technique, Blue Bear offers three classes where you can sing and get individualized coaching on your songs. Beginning Jazz Vocals with Lea Centauri introduces the art of singing lyrics: increase vocal range and confidence, learn vocal runs, build a repertoire and performance skills, find your soul note and color. In Jazz Vocal Performance, teacher Sharman Duran provides great piano accompaniment and the class culminates in a club performance with backing trio. In Janak Ramachandran’s Rock/Pop Vocal Performance you’ll receive technique and performance coaching in any style of music you’d like to sing, and perform at our Adult Rockcital at the end of the quarter. Lynn Asher’s Vocal Performance Workshop will help singers find their authentic voice through work on phrasing, vocal dynamics, pitch, timing, key selection, mic technique and stage presence.

Blue Bear also offers beginning voice classes for those with previous singing experience—choirs, bands, musical theater, etc.—but no formal voice instruction: Singing for People Who Can Sing and Vocal Technique with Raz Kennedy. Classes include group singing and some individual work. Raz is taking the summer off but will return with his class in the Fall Quarter. Most of our technique classes offer higher levels for students who finish the introductory class. Singers with previous technique instruction may be able to join a higher level class, although some private instruction with the teacher may be recommended.

Ad ul t M u si cians hip O nline M USI C SK I LLS FOR B A ND MEMB ER S Add joy and confidence to your life as a band member with practical and easily applied approaches to understanding rhythm and beats, melodies and scales, harmonies and modes, chord progressions, and song structure. Weekly class sessions take place live online via a Skype-like audio/ video interface. Class sessions are also recorded and archived for later on-demand viewing. Includes lots of helpful downloads and exercises.

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And remember, there are singing spots available in all of our Band Workshops (pages 2 and 3). There are no voice class prerequisites if you can sing in tune and have a good sense of timing.

Seminars for Guitar, Voice and Music Business During the week before each quarter, Blue Bear offers one-night classes in a variety of topics of interest to singers, guitarists and perhaps to others as well. As a benefit for your annual Member Fee, you can take one Short Seminar for free anytime during the year—you’ll need to call the school to enroll. June seminars include Backstage Pass— Demystifying the Music Business, Voice!, DJ Basics, Spotlight & Support: Exploring Vocal Teamwork, and “Must Know” Chord Progressions for Guitar.

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CREATING AND RECORDING MUSIC CAMP

SUMMER CAMPS

For young songwriters and musicians who want to learn the ropes of the digital studio recording process, campers will work on song arrangements and recording preparation, tracking and mixing, while learning about the roles of a producer in recording. Creating and Recording Music Camp grades 9-12 $495 June 26-30 w/Erin Tadena, 10 am-3 pm

Blue Bear’s summer camps are the elite music camps of the Bay Area. Led by experienced music educators, and with very high teacher-to-student ratios, campers can expect an intense week of learning and fun!

GUITAR CAMPS Our Guitar camps are for kids who really want to dive deep into mastering their instrument. There will be lots of work on lead and rhythm playing, along with mastering your understanding of the fretboard.

ROCK BAND CAMPS

Jazz Guitar Camp grades 8-12 July 5-7 w/ab Menon, 10 am-3 pm

Our Rock Band camps will rehearse and perform a set of songs that campers choose. Includes lots of hands-on instruction throughout the week in addition to ensemble playing.

Guitar Camp grades 7-11 $495 July 17-21 w/J.T. Locke, 10 am-3 pm

Girls Rock!! grades 4-7 $495 Get Ready to Rock grades 4-7 $550 Rock U 1 grades 6-8 $550 Rock U 2 grades 7-10 $550 Rock U 3 grades 8-12 $550

June 12-16 & July 31-August 4 July 10-14 June 19-23 & July 24-28 June 12-16 & July 17-21 July 31-August 4

$300

ALL-STAR BANDS It’s not too early to start planning 2017/2018 school activities for your young rocker. Our All-Star Band program is a comprehensive 9-month performance and education curriculum. There are multiple bands, and each fall, spots are available in existing All-Star Bands and in new bands. For an audition, contact amanda@bluebearmusic.org.

SONGWRITING CAMPS Our Songwriting camps are incredibly dynamic and exciting for participants, who will create, rehearse and perform an all-original set of material by week’s end. Includes collaborative writing and lots of band playing. Songwriting 1 Songwriting 2

grades 6-9 grades 8-12

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June 26-30 August 7-11

Rock Band and Songwriting Camps: Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm, with a longer day on Friday for a performance.

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Little Bears instructors are working musicians who know how early childhood music education helps develop speech, hand-eye coordination and creativity. w

Little Bears offers classes to suit any kid and their accompanying parent or caregiver (we want to make this fun for everyone in the classroom). Music affects all people of all ages; that’s why we began teaching classes for children as young as four months.

WHY LITTLE BEARS? 1. Our teachers are actual musicians who love making music. 2. Singing helps children with vocal and speech development. 3. Dancing and instrument play help children develop motor skills. 4. Aural training helps children build listening and concentration skills. 5. Because kids and adults LOVE to rock. So let your little ones sing their hearts out, move to the music, and make some noise!

ENROLL ONLINE! bluebearmusic.org/littlebears San Francisco Locations: Fort Mason Center; Noe Valley Ministry; Children's Creativity Museum (SOMA) Mill Valley Location: Sweetwater Music Hall 7-week classes start July 17 * drop-in classes start July 24.

GROUP CLASSES BA BY BE AR S ( 4 M ON T H S- 1 Y EA R )

This class will introduce your child to the wonderful world of music. Parents in this class learn to sing a variety of playful and soothing rhythms and melodies to bring home and use for bath time, dinner time, play time and sleepy time. Please bring a blanket.

BO U NC Y BE AR S ( 1 TO 2 Y EA R S )

Children in this class will create musical sounds and rhythms with their voices and bodies. Parents be warned: there will be lots of jumping, bouncing, moving, grooving and playing in this class!

BO PPI N' BE A R S ( 2 TO 3 Y EA R S )

For the active and tubular two and three year olds that want to pump up the volume! SHOUT! and Rock, Rattle & Roll! This class is great for our

Bouncy Bear graduates and will help prepare your kiddo for pre-school and more instruction-based classes.

B O O G I E B EA RS (3 -5 YEARS)

These preschoolers are ready to rock and roll, raise the roof and jam out! Children will discover their own talking and singing voices, dance to the beat, and explore rhythm with real musical instruments. Let’s make some music and boogie down to it!

M I X ED B EA RS (6 MONT HS-5 YEARS)

This class is specially designed for parents with more than one child. Babies, toddlers, and big kids all join in the music making fun, watching and learning from one another. There will be plenty of music, movement and instrument play for children of all ages.

LI T TLE BE ARS FAQ What if it's not a good fit? If you decide to discontinue a class for any reason, please contact us at 415.673.3600 two days prior to the second class meeting for a full refund. After the second class, no refund shall be given. Can I do make-ups? Yes! We offer two make-ups for kids enrolled full-time, you will receive codes that can be used to book them starting the second week of class. Sliding Scale: Blue Bear wants to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate in music education. We offer from 20%-85% off. For more information or to see if you qualify, please call 415.673.3600. Gotta question? Email the Little Bears Program Director: lb@bluebearmusic.org

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OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Music education goes beyond the classroom—let’s take it to the legendary Fillmore!

Music education: old school, new school, your school!

On April 1, All-Star students collaborated with touring musicians The Stone Foxes and Con Brio to showcase their talent. It was a packed house and we raised much needed funding to continue our commitment to music programming for all.

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Through partnerships with public and private schools and community centers, Blue Bear's outreach continues to grow. Music education goes beyond instrument lessons; songwriting helps us work through problems, music theory gives us the foundation we need to grow, and digital audio production offers new skills in our ever-changing technological world.

Thanks to generous contributions from our donors, we have been able to grow our outreach efforts while arts funding is being cut. Join us at one of our many partner sites: • St. Vincent DePaul Society • GLIDE Youth Ministries • Bayview Opera House • Bayview YMCA • Creative Arts Charter School • Rooftop School

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• The Mix at the SF Public Library

• The Brandeis School of San Francisco • Marshall Elementary School • Flynn Elementary School • The Ranch Community Center • Bel Aire Elementary School • Le Port Elementary School

• Tenderloin Recreation Center To set up programming at a location near you please reach out! Cole Berggren—cole@bluebearmusic.org.

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Blue Bear thanks the many individuals and organizations providing contributions received between April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017. SUPERHEROES ($50,00 0 +) Anonymous The Bently Foundation Maria Cardamone & Paul Matthews Jonathan Logan Foundation Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation

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Anonymous (2) Robert Emery Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Tricia Gibbs Sam Mazza Foundation The Rex Foundation

Block Communications, Inc. Mark Brueckman Heather Combs D’Addario Music Foundation John Dains Paul Goldman and Monterey International The Grey Family Foundation Kinder Morgan Foundation Mr. Christopher Lord and Ms. Coltrane C. Lord Byron Mellberg The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation Ned and Robin Selfe SFT Endowment for Technology, Education and the Arts Zalman Stern Ariel Sutro Tamyra Thomas Union Bank The Walther Foundation Paul Winston

BENEFACTORS

SPONSORS

HEROES ($1 0,00 0 +) Anonymous The Bothin Foundation The Drumstick Fund Walter & Elise Haas Fund The Libra Foundation Tom O’Connell

SUPER BENEFACTORS ($5,000 - $ 9 9 9 9 )

($2,500 - $ 4,9 9 9 ) Donald Arbitblit City & County of San Francisco Graham Green Law Rocks Brett May Julie Omran The pH Fund Jeffrey Shaw—to Jim Peterson for all his hard work and dedication

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( $ 50 0 -$ 9 9 9 ) Anonymous Matthew Cava Joycelin Craig James Dilley Richard Drozd Mike & Pat Evans Mark Mayper Kevin McCarthy Julie & Jonathan Meyer Josina Reddy Renee Richardson

Gary Schaumburg Jay Shah, CPA Ariel Sutro Pauline Ayako Uyeda

DONORS

( $ 2 5 0 -$49 9 ) William Bondy Nicholas Casagrande Michael Downing Brian Gifford Peter Glikshtern Mark Gunther & Anne M. Krantz Dominic Haigh Adrienne Hirt & Jeff Rodman Jocelyn Kane & Kevin B. Casey Michael Keys Gerald Lee Susan & Gregg Lustig Alissa Madden Pat & Lori Martinez Charlotte Sophia Moatti Kevin Modzelewski Alison Murdock Paul Saraceni Steve Savage & Tamara Bock Richard Strauss Thomas Stricklen John Violet Mark Williams Mathew Wyman Zachary & Marlies Zeisler

SUPPORTERS ( $ 1 0 0 -$249 )

Kit Anderton Susan Gracie Atherton Keysha Bailey Warren Bellows & Will Kent Wendy Bolker Bill Bradford

Ted Chin Thomas E. Churchill II John Close Janet Clyde Genevieve Conaty Steve & Juel Craig Susan & Ed Croft Crosby & Kaneda Cecelia de Leon Gerry Ehrmann Catherine Federico in support of the work of Maria Cardamone Elizabeth Finlayson & Jim Nadel Anne & Mason Flemming Michael Fortunato Rick Foster Dustin Frazier Michael Gallagher Ermanno Gallegioni, Jr. Theresa Garcia Brian Gifford Kevin Gill Matthew Goodman Patricia Hammond Bonnie Hayes Linda Heiniger Brenda Hillman Judith Hill-Weld Robert S. Hodas Henry Hooker & Janine Roeth Sue Hubbard Amy Johnson Beverly Kaeintz Dan Kane & Katherine Emery Stephen Kaus Ruth Kirschner Elisabeth Lewis Boris Lieberman Gail J. & Robert B. Loveman Fund Tim Lynch The Mahon Family Henry E. Martens in memory of Harold Baxter Reade Susan McGarry Hilda Mendez & Bruce Ackley

David G. & Sheree L. Meyer Andrew Moore Matthew Naythons Lisa Nelson Teresa Odom Rachel Packer Carey Perloff Richard Robbins Jill Robinson Dianne Younger Rosse Woodford Rowland Matt Rozen Linda Schurer Leigh Sealy Dimitri Serafimides The Singers Workshop Richard Sloan Jane Smith Miles V. Smith Charitable Fund Katherine & Andrew Stephens Jim Tepperman William Thurber Bill Tiedeman, L.C.S.W. Ashley Valentine Debra Walker Hailey White Dr. Richard Wolitz Melvin Wong, Blackbird Music Albert Yee Matthew Zlatunich In honor of Max Zwerin

Michael Drew in honor of Johnny Nitro Ben Fong-Torres Andrea Himes David & Debra Hoiem Brianne Huang Tim Hughes Leslie Ann Jones Michael Juster David Lehr Paul Lei The LeMaitre Cunningham Family Craig Lipton Peter Logan Julian Lopez Patrick & Donna McAllister Linda Muller Bernice Musante Jim Peterson Michael Rao, Monica McCrary & Family John Rodriguez Jim Semitekol In honor of Richard Smith Carol Snow & David Matchett Carol Wong

ASSOCIATES

Keith Allen Scholarship Fund Patricia & Thomas Allen Charles Felsenthal Ned & Robin Selfe

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Ian & Joanie Crombie Katherine Hinds Josh Norek

FRIENDS ($1- $5 9 )

Adrienne Justin Bass & Marisa Rolland Joyce Cohen Debbie Cucalon Anna Dorian

SCHOL ARSHIP SPONSORS Anonymous Mike Kappus—The Rosebud Agency Henry E. Martens in memory of Harold Baxter Reade Bonnie Raitt

Bill Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund The Walther Foundation

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Ted O’Connell Scholarship Fund Anonymous The Arch & Stella Rowan Foundation Steve Strauss Founders Fund Joan Barnes Richard Strauss Bobby Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund Natasha Miller

CORPORATE GIFTS & EMPLOYER MATCHING GRANTS

Adobe Matching Gift Program Apple Business Wire Matching Grants GE Foundation Google Matching Grants WhereWeLive

IN-KIND INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Anonymous (3) Keith Anderson Kirstin Ault Holland Bender Maria Cardamone Ariel Castro Andy Coblentz Jean Pierre Conte Brooks Frank Brian Gingerich Waleed Haddad Malachi Harland David Lehr Ronald Light Jefferson Mack Alexa Madrid Keith Manson Jay Margolis Elizabeth Mills Ansaria Mohammed Cristophe Moskalonek

Xuemei Ouyang Jim Peterson Susan Pritzker Michael Rao Albert Richards Renee Richardson Hamilton Rowan III Julia Segrove James Seivert Richard & Leslie Strauss Jim Stricker Ariel Sutro Adel Taslimi Jane Tobin Joe Torrano Benjamin Tracy Todd Traina Kyle Vanderbeek Roger Yan

IN-KIND CORPORATE DONORS Adventure Cat AEG Management Oakland, LLC Alycia Moore Photography & Videography Another Planet Entertainment Bay Aquarium Bronze Organics Cadence Cuyana D’Addario Denim & Soul Dress Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Foreign Cinema Garibaldis on Presidio Golden State Warriors Guitar Center Happy Hounds Massage Hard Rock Café Hiller Aviation Museum Hotel G Hotel Kabuki In-Symmetry

International Orange Spa JBL Jonathan Rachman Design Jones KFOG Kyser Musical Products, Inc. Lands Path Latham & Watkins LLP Latitude 38 Entertainment LiveNation Local Take Luxe Marilyn Jaeger Skincare New Delhi Restaurant Novation ODC Dance Commons Omni Hotel One Market Orin Swift Osmosis Day Spa Outerlands Outside Lands Perry’s Pier 23 Café Piperadde Platypus Wine Tours Presidio Bowling Center Prospect Rickshaw Bagworks San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Silver Oak Cellars Skin City Slidewinder State Bird Provisions State Flower Cannabis Sue Fisher King Co. Sweetwater Music Hall Tartine Timeless Pearls Urban Putt Wag Hotels Zazen

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SCHEDULE ADULT ACOUSTIC GUITAR $275 for 11 weeks Guitar for the Square-One Beginner Wed 7-8 pm w/ Kent Brown

Acoustic Guitar II Tues 6-7 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 7-8 pm w/J.T. Locke

Acoustic Guitar III Mon 7:30-8:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane

Acoustic Guitar IV Mon 6:30-7:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane Mon 8:15-9:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire

Acoustic Guitar V Wed 8-9 pm w/J.T. Locke

Acoustic Guitar VI Tues 7-8 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 8-9 pm w/ Kent Brown

Acoustic Guitar VII Mon 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire Thu 6-7 pm w/ Kent Brown

Acoustic Guitar X Mon 6-7 pm w/Kent Brown

Acoustic Guitar XI Mon 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown

Acoustic Guitar XIV Tue 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown

ADULT ACOUSTIC JAM $400 for 11 weeks w/Brian Gire Acoustic Jam Basics II Wed 8-9:30 pm

Intermediate Acoustic Jam I Thu 8:30-10 pm

Intermediate Acoustic Jam II Tue 7-8:30 pm

Intermediate Acoustic Jam III Thu 7-8:30 pm

Intermediate Acoustic Jam IV Mon 8-9:30 pm

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ADULT ELECTRIC GUITAR $275 for 11 weeks Electric Rhythm Guitar

Tue 6-7 pm w/Randy Clark

Electric Lead Guitar Mon 8-9 pm w/J.T. Locke

Electric Lead Guitar II Thu 8:30-9:30 pm w/J.T. Locke

Electric Lead Guitar III Thu 7:30-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke

Intermediate Blues/Jazz Guitar Wed 7-8 pm w/Mike Rao

ADULT MUSIC THEORY FOR GUITAR

$275 for 11 weeks Music Theory for Guitar Thu 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown

Music Theory II for Guitar Wed 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown

ADULT BASS

$275 for 11 weeks w/Mark Schuh Beginning Bass Tue 9-10 pm

Bass Guitar II Mon 8:30-9:30 pm

ADULT MUSICIANSHIP ONLINE $95 for 10 weeks w/T.Lin Chase Music Skills for Band Members 8-9 pm, evening TBD

ADULT UKULELE

SONGWRITING

BAND WORKSHOPS

Songwriting Workshop w/Peter Case Tue 7-10 pm ($285 for 4 weeks) Weekend Intensive July 14-16 ($400)

Write Your First Song Wed 8:15-9:30 pm w/Jimmy Kraft ($340 for 11 weeks)

$340 for 11 weeks Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Thu 8:15-9:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Joe Morgan

More Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Tue 7-8:15 pm w/Joe Morgan Thu 7-8:15 pm @ Noe Valley w/Joe Morgan

Learn to Sing I: Group Singing for Beginners Mon 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran

Learn to Sing III: Tone & Projection Wed 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran

Singing for People Who Can Sing Tue 8:15-9:30 pm w/Joe Morgan

Rock/Pop Vocal Performance Wednesday 8:15-9:30 pm w/Janak Ramachandran

Vocal Performance Workshop Thu 1-2:30 pm w/Lynn Asher ($350 for 7 weeks, starting August 17)

$275 for 11 weeks w/Mark Schuh Beginning Ukulele Mon 7:30-8:30 pm

Ukulele II Tue 7-8 pm

Ukulele III Tue 8-9 pm

Fort Mason Center Basic Rock & Blues Mon 6-8:30 pm w/Jim Peterson Tue 8:30-11 pm w/J.T. Locke Thu 6-8:30 pm w/Amanda VanderMeer

Basic Rock, Soul and R&B Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Jim Peterson

ADULT VOICE

$35 annual Member Fee required except for Little Bears.

Starting July 17 • 7-Week Spring Session Tuition $160 / $135 Early Bear registration before July 4

$415 for 10 weeks plus show

Intermediate Rock & Blues Mon 8-10:30 pm w/Amanda VanderMeer Tue 6-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke Wed 8:30-11 pm w/Mark Schuh

Intermediate Contemporary Bands Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Mark Schuh

Lennon (SOMA) Basic Rock & Blues Mon 6-8:30 pm w/Sean Leahy Wed 8:30-11 pm w/Sean Leahy

Basic Modern Rock Tue 8-10:30 pm w/Janak Ramachandran

Intermediate Rock & Blues Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Sean Leahy

Intermediate Summer of Love Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Sean Leahy

Intermediate Jazz Thu 8:30-11 pm w/Jim Peterson

Intermediate Blues, Soul & Roots Sun 4-6:30 pm w/Randy Clark Lennon (SOMA) is at 271 Dore St., SF.

where tots come to rock!

All classes are 45 min. with guardian participation Drop-in $25/class starting July 24 Enroll at: bluebearmusic.org/littlebears

Fort Mason Center (Marina District) 2 Marina Blvd. Bldg. D, Rm. K Baby Bears (4 mos to 1 yr)  Thu 11 am w/Rachel Fri 11 am w/Tara Jean 

Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs)  Mon 10 am w/Michael Tue 11 am w/Rachel Wed 10 am w/Trevor  Thu 10 am w/Rachel Fri 10 am w/Tara Jean

Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs)  Mon 11 am w/Michael Tue 10 am w/Rachel Thu 3:30 pm w/Michael

Boogie Bears (3 to 5 yrs)  Thu 4:30 pm w/Michael 

Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs)  Wed 11 am w/Trevor  

Children’s Creativity Museum (SOMA) Yerba Buena Gardens, 221 4th St @ Mission Street Will return in the Fall

Noe Valley Ministry (Noe Valley) 1021 Sanchez Street @ 23rd Street Baby Bears (4 mos to 1 yr)  Mon 11 am w/Rachel 

Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs)  Mon 3:30 pm w/Rachel  Wed 10 am w/Rachel 

Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs)  Mon 10 am w/Rachel Wed 11 am w/Rachel

Boogie Bears (3 to 5 yrs)  Mon 4:30 pm w/Rachel

Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs)  Wed 11 am w/Rachel Sat 10 am w/ Michael 

The Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley) 19 Corte Madera Avenue    Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs)   Tue 10 am w/Trevor

Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs)  Thu 11 am w/Trevor   Use Code: Second when signing up more than one child for the same class.  Drop-in Classes start July 24, see website for details.

SHORT SEMINARS

7-9 pm, $25 each Tuesday, June 27 Backstage Pass: Demystifying the Music Business ($10) Spotlight & Support: Exploring Vocal Teamwork Wednesday, June 28 Voice! DJ Basics Thursday, June 29 “Must Know” Chord Progressions for Guitar

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