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WINTER QUARTER 2018 CALENDAR Short Seminars
January 15-March 29
Little Bears Classes
January 16-April 9
Winter Band Showcases
Blue Bear is closed for the holidays December 23-January 1. Open for all holidays January-March.
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PRIVATE LESSONS guitar voice piano ukulele
mandolin banjo bass drums
sax flute clarinet music theory
songwriting recording family band 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; package expiration dates vary.
P RI VATE H O U R L ESSO N S Most instruments
Voice, Sax, Drums
$710 *$10 discount for autopay
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) Most instruments
Voice, Sax, Drums
$380 *$5 discount for autopay
Students from ages 5 to 90 and up can start anytime. New students—try a teacher for just $50 for an hour or $25 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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T U I T I O N O PT I O NS 1. $425 for the Workshop and Performance. Students may also take one private lesson at a discounted rate of $50 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:
2. $665 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.
RO C K & BLUES
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Wide open to style, material may range from oldies to blues, alternative to Top 40— you name it!
Draws mostly from the repertoire of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Students decide what “classic” means!
BLUES, SOUL & ROOTS
Guitar players should be able to move easily between open and barre chords.
Covers classic electric blues and its influences, including roots rock and roots country.
The Jazz Workshop will read and solo from chord charts and will play a diverse mix of old and new jazz standards.
Drummers should be able to play steadily at fast and slow tempo, fill comfortably, and play both rock and blues grooves.
M O D E R N RO CK You’ll perform material from a broad range of artists and bands with releases from the past ten to fifteen years.
TOM PE T T Y For those whose hearts are broken by the passing of another great one—celebrate his music!
Musicianship Online Class MUSIC SK ILLS F OR BAN D M E M BE RS Gain critical skills & understanding!
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.
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 April 2-5. Be sure to check out Fall Band Showcases at the Boom Boom Room on December 11-14.
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ADULT GUITAR 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 16! 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!
UNDERSTANDING MUSIC E LECTRIC GUI TAR 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.
E A R T HEO RY Learn to identify intervals, scales, and common chord progressions by ear in order to facilitate playing, songwriting, and communication with other musicians. Open to all instruments and voice. For graduates of Ear Theory and for those who are able to recognize and name intervals, Ear Theory II will delve deeper into more complex chords and chord progressions.
MU S I C S KI L L S FO R BAND M EM B ERS
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.
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.
A D ULT UKULELE
AD U LT BASS
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.
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!
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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.
MUSICIANSHIP ONLINE CLASS
ACO U S T IC JAM
MU S I C T H EO RY FO R GU I TA R I S T S
“(Music Skills for Band Members) really helped me fill in the gaps of my theory knowledge. The basics were reinforced and I have a deeper understanding of the modes, the moods related to them, and soloing. This class has also opened me up to more interesting chord progressions to use in songwriting and ways to improve the phrasing in the lyrics.” — Beverly Kaientz
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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.
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.
BEGI NNI NG JAZZ VO C A L S Instructor Lea Centauri introduces the art of singing lyrics: increase vocal range and confidence, learn vocal runs, build a repertoire, work on performance skills, and find your soul note and color.
JA ZZ VO C A L PE R FO R MA NC E Teacher Sharman Duran provides great piano accompaniment and the class culminates in a club performance with backing trio.
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.
RO C K/ PO P VO C AL PE R FORM A N C E
ADULT DJING & ELECTRONIC MUSIC
SEMINARS FOR GUITAR AND VOICE
Our new Electronic Music Production class will show you how to create tracks, be it house, techno, or dubstep—or whatever moves you. Intro to DJing will take place at the club Monarch culminating in a mix party! DJ instructor Sake One is a veteran West Coast DJ who continues to travel and make an impact with his Art of Storytellin’ party, which has been produced annually in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, NY and Chicago.
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. January seminars include: Acoustic Slide Guitar, British Singer/Songwriters, Triad Power, The Jazz Guitar Style of Charlie Christian, Intro to Vocal Technique, Exploring Electric Guitar Sounds, Supercharge Your Guitar Practice, and more.
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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. 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.
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KIDS & TEENS GROUP CLASSES In Singing and Performance, students will learn how to sing and perform songs from popular artists. Along with solo and group singing, kids will work on routines and stage presence. Young beginners can explore different instruments in Instrument Petting Zoo. After experiencing guitar, bass, drums and piano, the class will learn to play a song as a band by the end of the quarter. For grades 2-4.
ALL STAR BAND PROGRAM
Introduction to DJing will teach the history, the gear, and how to do basic mixing styles on classic vinyl, and digital formats like CDJs, Ableton and Traktor controllers. Intro to Electronic Music Production will teach how to use music software to create electronic music like house, techno, hip hop or dubstep. Augmenting Reality with Music & Sound will explore how to transform your phone or tablet into a portal to hidden magical musical worlds—you’ll learn how to build prototype applications that integrate music and sound.
Blue Bear’s All Star Band Program, under the direction of J.T. Locke, is a comprehensive 9-month performance and education curriculum for 6th-12th graders. Using rock music as a platform, students strengthen their instrumental technique, ensemble playing, performance, improvisation, music theory and songwriting. This unique program provides fantastic opportunities to play real shows in San Francisco venues. Limited spots are still available to join in January— email email@example.com.
SUMMER CAMP 2018
It’s all about an intense week of learning, fun and
New to our camp offerings this summer will be a DJ camp for high-schoolers and a MAD (music, art, drama) camp for children ages 6-10 years, in collaboration with Young Performers Theater and SF Children’s Art Center. Other popular camps include Rock Band, Girls Rock!!, Studio Recording, Songwriting Band, and Guitar Camps, with offerings available for students entering grades 4-12 in the fall of 2018. Band camps run 10 am-3 pm Monday through Friday and include a special performance on Friday evening ending around 5 pm so campers can share what they’ve learned.
rock ‘n’ roll.
Very high teacher-tostudent ratios.
Tailored instruction from instructors who know music and teens/pre-teens.
Special student performance on Friday evening!
Schedules will be posted online in January.
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WHO AND WHAT ARE LITTLE BEARS? !
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Simply put, Little Bears bobble, weave and dance to their own beat.
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; thatâ€™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), Haight Ashbury Art Center Mill Valley Location: Sweetwater Music Hall 12-week classes start January 16 Drop-in classes start January 23 10 SE E B ACK F OR SCH ED U LE
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. Letâ€™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. Got a question? Email the Little Bears Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org B LU E B E A R M U S IC.O RG | 4 1 5.67 3.3 600
OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY . . . HOW IT WORKS Blue Bear School of Music, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided music education for more than 40,000 adults, kids, and teens since 1971.
R E AC H I NG BE YON D O UR E DU C ATI O N PRO GR AM S AT F O R T M AS O N.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Music education: old school, new school, your school! 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.
Philanthropic support has allowed Blue Bear to grow its programs at schools and community centers across the city. We are making music and changing lives through our outreach programs.
M A KI N G I T CO UNT
With $75 $200 $450 $1000 $3000
we can help fund one hour of music instructions at a school or community center.
• Glide Youth Ministries
• LePort Elementary San Francisco
we can buy the music kit we need to run kids programming at a family shelter.
• Tenderloin Recreation Center
• AltSchool - San Francisco
we can send a child with financial need to a week-long music summer camp at the Bear.
• THE MIX at the SF Public Library
• Argonne Elementary School
we can fully fund 12 weeks of Little Bears programming at a family shelter.
• Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA
• New Traditions Elementary School
we can help fund 6 months of music education at a school or community center.
• Creative Arts Charter School
• George Peabody Elementary School
• LePort Elementary Emeryville
• Montessori Children's House of the West Coast
MUSIC CHANGES LIVES, JOIN US. P LEASE CO NTAC T R EN EE@ B LU EB EA R M U S I C.ORG
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:
To set up programming at a location near you please reach out! Cole Berggren—email@example.com.
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Blue Bear thanks the many individuals and organizations providing contributions received between July 1st, 2016 – June 30th, 2017. S UP E R HE RO E S ($50,000 +)
Anonymous The Bently Foundation Maria Cardamone & Paul Matthews Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation
HE ROE S ($1 0,00 0+)
Anonymous The Bothin Foundation The Drumstick Fund Walter & Elise Haas Fund Hellman Foundation The Libra Foundation Tom O’Connell
S UPE R BE NE FACTO R S ($5,000 - $ 9 9 9 9 ) Anonymous (2) Robert Emery Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Tricia Gibbs Law Rocks Sam Mazza Foundation The Walther Foundation
BE NE FACTO R S ($2, 500 - $ 4,9 9 9 ) Donald Arbitblit City & County of San Francisco Graham Green Harbor Point Charitable Foundation Brett May Mockingbird Foundation Julie Omran Jeffrey Shaw: to
Jim Peterson for all his hard work and dedication
Wells Fargo Foundation
S UPERS PO N S O R S ( $ 1 ,0 0 0 -$ 2 ,4 9 9 ) 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 Paul Winston
S PO N S O R S ( $ 50 0 -$ 9 9 9 ) Anonymous Matthew Cava Joyce Cooling Joycelin Craig James Dilley Richard Drozd Mike & Pat Evans Patricia Gibbs Mark Mayper Kevin McCarthy Julie & Jonathan Meyer Josina Reddy Renee Richardson Steve Savage & Tamara Bock Gary Schaumburg Jay Shah, CPA Ariel Sutro Pauline Ayako Uyeda
DO N O RS ( $ 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 Karl Moll Alison Murdock Rachel Packer Paul Saraceni Richard Strauss Thomas Stricklen John Violet Mark Williams Mathew Wyman Zachary & Marlies Zeisler Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation
S U PPO RTERS ( $ 1 0 0 -$249 ) Bruce Ackley & Hilda Mendez 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 and 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 Rick Foster Michael Fortunato 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. and Robert B. Loveman Fund Tim Lynch The Mahon Family Henry E. Martens in memory of Harold Baxter Reade Perry McDougall Susan McGarry David G. & Sheree L. Meyer Andrew Moore Matthew Naythons Lisa Nelson Teresa Odom Carey Perloff Richard Robbins Jill Robinson Dianne Younger Rosse Woodford Rowland Matt Rozen Stephen Salvatore John Schuberth
Linda Schurer Leigh Sealy Dimitri Serafimides The Singer’s 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 Patrice Winchester Dr. Richard Wolitz Melvin Wong, Blackbird Music Albert Yee Matthew Zlatunich In honor of Max Zwerin
AS S OCIAT E S ($6 0- $9 9 ) Ian & Joanie Crombie Katherine Hinds Josh Norek
FRIEN DS ($1- $5 9 )
Adrienne Justin Bass & Marisa Rolland Ellen Bender Joyce Cohen Debbie Cucalon Lucas deWilde Steve Donaldson Anna Dorian Ben Fong-Torres Scott Herkes 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 Colleen Nisesen Jim Peterson Michael Rao, Monica McCrary & Family John Rodriguez Jim Semitekol In honor of Richard Smith Carol Snow & David Matchett Carol Wong
SATE LLI TE C A MP US C A P I TA L C A MPA I GN The Bently Foundation Hellman Foundation Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation San Francisco Arts Commission
SC H OL A RSH I P SP ONSORS
Anonymous Eva Leah Gunther Foundation Mike Kappus—The Rosebud Agency Henry E. Martens in memory of Harold Baxter Reade Andrew Williamson Keith Allen Scholarship Fund Patricia & Thomas Allen Charles Felsenthal Ned & Robin Selfe Bill Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund The Walther Foundation Ted O’Connell Scholarship Fund Anonymous The Arch & Stella Rowan Foundation Steve Strauss Founders Fund Joan Barnes Richard Strauss
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Bobby Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund Shun Fan Natasha Miller
CORP ORATE GI FTS & E MP LOYE R MATC H I NG GRA NTS
Adobe Matching Gift Program Apple Business Wire Matching Grants Google Matching Grants
BAT TLE OF TH E BRA ND S SP ONSORS
Benjamin Black Alex & Katie Edelstein Marian Harris Marco Hellman Sabrina Hellman Amy Steffans
I N-KI ND I ND I VI D UA L D ONORS
Anonymous (3) Roger Amrhein Keith Anderson Kirstin Ault Holland Bender Maria Cardamone Mark Carrington Ariel Castro Marie Chang Arlyne Charlip Paul Clark Andy Coblentz Tria Cohn Maria Comstock Jean Pierre Conte Jill DiBartolomeo Brooks Frank Caitlin Freeman Brian Gingerich Waleed Haddad Malachi Harland Steve Harshbarser Blair Helsing Tony Jasinki David Lehr Bill Leigh Ronald Light Jefferson Mack
Alexa Madrid Keith Manson Jay Margolis Elizabeth Mills Ansaria Mohammed Cristophe Moskalonek Xuemei Ouyang Evan William Paul Jim Peterson Susan Pritzker Michael Rao Albert Richards Renee Richardson Judi Rossi Hamilton Rowan III Jilliene Schenkel Jeffrey Schottenstein Julia Segrove James Seivert Richard & Leslie Strauss Jim Stricker Ariel Sutro Gregory Swendsen Adel Taslimi Jane Tobin Joe Torrano Benjamin Tracy Kyle Vanderbeek Roger Yan
I N-KI ND CORP ORATE D ONORS
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 Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 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 Progress 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
A D U LT C LA S S E S S
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ADULT ACOUSTIC GUITAR $275 for 11 weeks Guitar for the Square-One Beginner Mon 7:30-8:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane Wed 6-7 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Thu 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar II Mon 7-8 pm, w/Brian Gire Thu 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar III Wed 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar IV Mon 6:30-7:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane Tue 6-7 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran
Acoustic Guitar VI Mon 8:15-9:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire
Acoustic Guitar VII Wed 8-9 pm w/J.T. Locke
Acoustic Guitar VIII Tue 7-8 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar IX Thu 6-7 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XII Mon 6:30-7:30 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XIII Mon 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XVI Tue 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
ADULT ACOUSTIC JAM $400 for 11 weeks w/Brian Gire Acoustic Jam Basics II Thu 8:30-10 pm
Intermediate Acoustic Jam I Wed 8-9:30 pm
Intermediate Acoustic Jam II Tue 7-8:30 pm
Intermediate Acoustic Jam III Thu 7-8:30 pm
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Intermediate Acoustic Jam IV Mon 8-9:30 pm
ADULT ELECTRIC GUITAR $275 for 11 weeks Electric Rhythm Guitar
Thu 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Electric Rhythm Guitar III Tue 6-7 pm w/Randy Clark
Electric Lead Guitar Thu 7:30-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Electric Lead Guitar IV Thu 8:30-9:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Intermediate Blues/Jazz Guitar Wed 7-8 pm w/Mike Rao
ADULT MUSIC THEORY
$275 for 11 weeks Music Theory for Guitar Wed 7-8 pm w/J.T. Locke
Music Theory II for Guitar Wed 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown
Ear Theory Thu 8-9 pm w/Trevor Smith
Ear Theory II Thu 6:45-8 pm w/Trevor Smith ($340 for 11 weeks)
Music Skills for Band Members TBA online w/T.Lin Chase ($95 for 10 weeks)
$275 for 11 weeks Beginning Bass Mon 8:30-9:30 pm w/Mark Schuh
$275 for 11 weeks w/Mark Schuh Beginning Ukulele Tue 7-8 pm
ADULT MUSIC TECH Intro to DJing Tue 7-9 pm @ The Monarch w/Sake One ($425 for 11 weeks)
Electronic Music Production Tue 6:30-8:30 pm w/TBA ($425 for 11 weeks)
$340 for 11 weeks Learn to Sing I: Group Singing for Beginners Thu 6:30-7:45 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Learn to Sing II Wed 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Learn to Sing III Mon 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Tue 8-9:15 pm w/Joe Morgan Thu 7-8:15 pm @ Noe Valley w/ Joe Morgan
Singing for People Who Can Sing Thu 7:45-9 pm w/Andrea Aragon Thu 8:15-9:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/ Joe Morgan
More Singing for People Who Can Sing Thu 6:30-7:45 pm w/Andrea Aragon
Vocal Technique with Raz Kennedy Tue 7-8 pm ($310 for 10 weeks)
Rock Pop Vocal Performance Wed 8:15-9:30 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Beginning Jazz Vocals Wed 7:30-8:15 pm w/Lea Centauri
Jazz Vocal Performance Thu 8-9:30 pm w/Sharman Duran ($475 for 10 weeks plus performance)
$425 for 10 weeks plus show Fort Mason Center Basic Rock & Blues Mon 6-8:30 pm w/Jim Peterson Tue 8:30-11 pm w/J.T. Locke Wed 8:30-11 pm w/Mark Schuh
Intermediate Rock & Blues Tue 8:30-11 pm w/Amanda VanderMeer Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Mark Schuh
Starting January 11 | $300 unless noted Sing and Perform (grades 2-5) Thu 4-5 pm w/Andrea Aragon
Instrument Petting Zoo Thu 4-4:45 pm w/Devin Lane (grades 2-4, $290)
Augmenting Reality w/Music & Sound (grades 6-8)
The Art of DJing Tue 4-5 pm w/Sake One
Creating Electronic Music Tue 5-6 w/TBA
Family Band w/T.Lin Chase Call to schedule
Thu 4-5 pm w/T.Lin Chase
Intermediate Tom Petty Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Randy Clark
LITTLE BEARS CLASS SCHEDULE
Lennon (SoMa) Basic Rock & Blues Wed 8:30-11 pm w/Sean Leahy
Basic Modern Rock
where tots come to rock!
Tue 8-10:30 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Intermediate Rock & Blues Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Sean Leahy
Intermediate Classic Rock 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.
7-9 pm, $25 each Monday, January 8 Triad Power
Tuesday, January 9 Exploring Electric Guitar Sounds Jazz Guitar Style of Charlie Christian
Wednesday, January 10 Supercharge Your Guitar Practice British Singer/Songwriters
Thursday, January 11 Tetrachords Acoustic Slide Guitar Intro to Vocal Technique
Ukulele III Mon 7:30-8:30 pm B LU E B E A R M U S IC.O R G | 4 1 5.67 3.3 600
Starting January 16 Sign up before November 30 for an Early Bird discount! 12 Week Winter Session • Tuition $275 All classes are 45 min. with guardian participation Drop-in $25/class starting January 23 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 4:30pm 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. Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs) Thu 10am w/T.Lin
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Thu 11am w/T.Lin
Tue 8-9 pm
$35 annual Member Fee required except for Little Bears.
12-WEEK CLASSES FOR KIDS/TEENS
Noe Valley Ministry (Noe Valley) 1021 Sanchez 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) Sat 9 am w/Michael
Haight Street Art Center 215 Haight St, San Francisco Baby Bears (4 mos to 1 yr) Tue 10 am w/Michael
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Tue 11 am w/Michael
Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley Baby Bears (4 mos to 1 yr) Thu 10 am w/Trevor
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Thu 11 am w/Trevor Tue 10am w/Michael
Use Code: Second when signing up more than one child for the same class.* Drop-in classes start January 23rd, see website for details. * Second child discount does not apply to Early Bird discounts.
Published on Nov 11, 2017