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Blue Bear Events
SAVE THE DATE Battle of the Brands OCTOBER 4TH 2018 | THE CHAPEL SF Our second annual Battle of the Brands brings together musical talent and corporate leadership for one night of spirited competition. Once again we will invite local SF companies to submit a band to perform in support of music education programs at Blue Bear School of Music. We put the FUN in fundraising and the POW in empowerment!
BLUE BEAR FRIDAYS
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Blue Bear is hosting monthly Blue Bear Friday events at Fort Mason. The evenings are a combination of open mic, jamming, and “live gift us with partner withamore Your giftYour helps ushelps partner more karaoke” where you can sit in with our to pro schools and community centers provide schools and community centers to provide band “Illegal Rodeo”. free and low-cost music programs.
TSIC, MUSIC,free and low-cost music programs. All instruments and vocalists participate, and snacks of ourcan current community program LIVES! See all ofSee ourall current community program ES! and soft drinks are included (BYOB to share responsibly). locations-all 22 of them! locations-all 22 of them!
$20 in advance or at the door. Be sure you’re on our email list to receive notices about the next BB Friday!
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SUMMER QUARTER 2018 CALENDAR Spring Band Showcases
July 2-September 19
Little Bears Classes
July 16-September 8
All Star Band Auditions
August 25, September 8
Summer Band Showcases
Fall Quarter Starts
Blue Bear is closed on July 4 and on Labor Day, open on Saturday September 1.
Help keep music education Help keep music education alive BOA RD O F T RU S TinEthe Ealive S in the with a contribution Bay AreaBay withArea a contribution to our to our Tom O’Connell, Chair Brett May Steve Savage, President Jim Peterson Ariel Sutro, Vice Chair Brie Rogers Julie Omran, Treasurer Jay R. Shah, CPA Claire Cochran Richard Strauss Bonnie Hayes Paul Winston
FEED FEED BEAR BEAR CAMPAIGN
Steve Savage, Executive Director Dennis Criteser, General Manager/Program Director Cole Berggren, Community Programs Stephanie Lamond, Little Bears Director Michael Chulada, Youth Program Assistant Dan Dewitt, FiDi Program Director
Renee Richardson, Development Director Alycia Moore, Development Manager Sandy Lange, Finance Director Kristina Melendez, Accounts & Office Manager Nazan Atkas, Desk Staff Robb Westlund, Desk Staff Genesis Valentine, Marketing Assistant
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, 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:
RO C K & B LUES
CL ASSIC ROC K
Wide open to style, material may range from oldies to blues, alternative to Top 40— you name it!
For those who want their rock to be well-aged!
BLUES, SOUL & ROOTS
Here’s your chance to put some muscle and edge into your set!
Covers classic electric blues and its influences, including roots rock and roots country.
CO N TEMPO RARY BANDS You’ll perform material from a broad range of artists and bands with releases from the past ten to fifteen years.
RO C K , S OUL AND R& B Includes material from classic artists like James Brown and Aretha Franklin.
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ADVAN CE D F U NK/ ROCK / JAZZ This workshop will cook up a challenging set ranging from Tower of Power to Watermelon Man, with some Steely Dan as a possible garnish.
SON GWRITE RS BA ND This workshop is for writers who want to do their songs in a full band setting and for musicians who would like to explore co-writing and arrangement of original material.
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. 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 17-20.
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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 18! 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!
SONGWRITING INTENSIVE WITH PETER CASE E LECTRIC GUI TAR For intermediate players, Electric Rhythm Guitar classes focus on timing, muting and accenting techniques, and overall strengthening of your right hand chops. Electric Lead Guitar classes are for those who want to develop soloing abilities in rock and blues styles. More experienced players can check out Blues/Jazz Guitar.
Friday-Sunday, July 27-29 bluebearmusic.org/petercase
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.
UNDERSTANDING MUSIC MU S I C T H EO RY FO R GU I TA RI STS 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.
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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Peter Case brings knowledge from his years as an acclaimed songwriter, including his debut in 1976 with punk/new wave/ rock-and-roll legends The Nerves and his popular recordings with the Plimsouls for Geffen Records, through to his groundbreaking and threetime Grammy-nominated solo career. In this weekend intensive, Case offers secrets of the craft that will have you immediately writing more powerful and interesting songs. The atmosphere is fun, comfortable, and at times humorous, but the content is serious and can help you take your writing to new levels. The workshop will focus equally on lyrics and music, and on the art of coming up with fresh ideas. Topics include “thinking like a genius” and “putting what you love directly into your songs.”
MUSICIANSHIP ONLINE CLASS MU S I C S KI L L S FO R BAND M EM B ERS 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. $95 for 10 classes!
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ADULT VOICE: TECHNIQUE
ADULT VOICE: SINGING
For those with little or no singing experience, Blue Bear offers 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.
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 a beginning voice class for those with previous singing experience – choirs, bands, musical theater, etc.—but no formal voice instruction: Vocal Technique with Raz Kennedy. Classes include group singing and some individual work.
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.
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.
BEGI NNI NG JAZZ VO C A L S
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.
RO C K/ PO P VO C AL PE R FORM A N C E 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.
New this summer: Voice for Singing Guitarists.
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.
ADULT DJING & ELECTRONIC MUSIC
SEMINARS FOR GUITAR AND VOICE
Our new Electronic Music Production class will show you how to use Ableton Live to create tracks in genres such as house, techno, dubstep or hip-hop- whatever moves you. Intro to DJing takes place at internationally respected club Monarch, culminating in a party where you can show off your mix! Instructor DJ Cole has 20 years of experience rocking clubs around the country in a variety of styles (house, tech, hip-hop, funk, etc.) and is one of the house DJs for venues like Monarch, The Great Northern, The Fillmore and The Masonic. Special guest instructors joining Cole will feature some of the best DJs in the Bay Area!
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 Intro to Harmonica, Harmonica: Taking It Deeper, British Singer/Songwriters, Voice!, Intro to Mandolin, and more.
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BLUE BEAR SUMMER CAMPS
STUDIO CAMPS S T UDIO RECO RDING CA M P (GRADES 9-12) July 16-20, $495
CO DING & M US IC CA M P (GRADES 7-12) July 9-13, $495
DJ CA M P (GRADES 7-12) Blue Bear’s summer camps are the elite music camps of the Bay Area. Led by experienced music educators, campers can expect an intense week of learning and fun! Most camps run from 10 am-3 pm. Our band camps include a Friday performance, ending around 5 pm.
ROCK BAND CAMPS G IRL S ROCK ! ! (GRADES 4-7) July 30-August 3, $495
G E T REA DY T O RO C K (GRADES 4-6)
July 9-13, $495
ROCK CELLO CAMP NEW! – F O R CEL L IS T S W I TH M I N I M U M 6 M O NT H S O F L ES S O NS 9 am-1 pm, July 23-27, $395
MUSIC, MATH, SCIENCE & COMPUTERS M AGIC CO NNECT IO NS 1 (GRADES 1-4) July 23-27, $495
M AGIC CO NNECT IO NS 2 (GRADES 3-6) August 6-10, $495
July 16-20, $550
ROCK U 1 (GRADES 6-8) June 18-22 and July 23-27, $550
ROCK U 2 (GRADES 7-10) June 11-15 and July 9-13, $550
ROCK U 3 (GRADES 8-12) August 6-10, $550
GUITAR CAMPS JA Z Z GUI TA R (GRADES 8-12) June 11-15, $495
ROCK & B LUES LE AD GU ITAR (GRADES 7-11) June 25-29, $495
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ALL-STAR BANDS It’s not too early to start planning 2018/2019 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. New this fall – a Rising Stars Band for elementary school players. For a placement audition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And summer rockers can join one of our June-July All Star Bands!
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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, Haight Ashbury Art Center 8-week classes start July 16
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: email@example.com
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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. 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.
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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.
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: • Glide Youth Ministries
we can help fund one hour of music instructions at a school or community center. we can buy the music kit we need to run kids programming at a family shelter. we can send a child with financial need to a week-long music summer camp at the Bear. we can fully fund 12 weeks of Little Bears programming at a family shelter. we can help fund 6 months of music education at a school or community center.
MUSIC CHANGES LIVES, JOIN US. P LEASE CO NTAC T R EN EE@ B LU EB EA R M U S I C.ORG
• Tenderloin Recreation Center
• LePort Elementary San Francisco • AltSchool - San Francisco
• THE MIX at the SF Public Library
• Rooftop Elementary School
• Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA
• New Traditions Elementary School
• Creative Arts Charter School
• George Peabody Elementary School
• LePort Elementary Emeryville
• Lafayette Elementary School
A grant from the Subvers!ve Foundation makes possible a special summer camp for teens at The Mix at the San Francisco Public Library! Young Rap + Hip Hop artists who create a positive message in their music and lifestyles are invited to submit for a scholarship to the program. August 6-10 | 10am-3pm. Ages: 13-18. Contact Cole Berggren – firstname.lastname@example.org. B LU E B E A R M U S I C.O RG | 4 1 5.67 3.3 600
Blue Bear thanks the many individuals and organizations providing contributions received between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. S UPE RHE RO E S ($50,0 0 0 +) Anonymous The Bently Foundation Maria Cardamone & Paul Matthews Hellman Foundation Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation
HE RO E S ($1 0,00 0 +) Anonymous Walter & Elise Haas Fund The Libra Foundation Tom O’Connell
S UPE R BE NEFACTO R S ($5,0 00 - $ 9,9 9 9 ) Anonymous (2) City & County of San Francisco Rick & Roberta Cummings Robert & Dana Emery Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Law Rocks Sam Mazza Foundation The Walther Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation
BE NE FACTO R S ($2, 5 0 0 - $ 4,9 9 9 ) Donald Arbitblit & Jill Suttie Graham Green Harbor Point Charitable Foundation Robert Kaliski Mockingbird Foundation NAMM Foundation Julie Omran Jeffrey Shaw: to Jim Peterson for all his hard work and dedication
S UPERS PO N S O R S ( $ 1 ,0 0 0 -$ 2 ,4 9 9 ) Block Communications, Inc. Mark Brueckman D’Addario Music Foundation On behalf of Nikki Flom The Grey Family Foundation Howard & Elisabeth Jaffe Kinder Morgan Foundation Brett May Byron Mellberg Ted Rice The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation Ned and Robin Selfe Zalman Stern Tamyra Thomas Paul Winston
S PO N S O R S ( $ 50 0 -$ 9 9 9 ) Anonymous Joyce Cooling Joycelin Craig James Dilley Richard Drozd Mike & Pat Evans Patricia Gibbs Brendan Hermalyn Sean Hupfer Kanshan Foundation Mark Mayper Julie & Jonathan Meyer Josina Reddy Renee Richardson Steve Savage & Tamara Bock Gary Schaumburg Jay Shah, CPA Pauline Ayako Uyeda Alexie White, Pete Sutherland & Zach Fryer
DO N O R S ( $ 2 50 -$ 4 9 9 ) William Bondy Claire Cochran James Dilley Jonathan Dole & Camille Bossenberry
Michael Downing Alex & Katie Edelstein Brian Gifford Peter Glikshtern Mark Gunther & Anne M. Krantz Adrienne Hirt & Jeff Rodman Neeraj Hora Jocelyn Kane & Kevin B. Casey Michael Keys Gerald Lee Susan & Gregg Lustig Pat & Lori Martinez Diane Micheletos Charlotte Sophia Moatti Karl Moll Alison Murdock Rachel Packer Phonobar Karthik Raveendran Paul Saraceni Jane Smith Richard Strauss Irene Sung John Violet Mark Williams Mathew Wyman Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation
S U PPORTERS ( $ 1 0 0- $249 ) Deborah & Ronald Addad Kit Anderton Susan Gracie Atherton Keysha Bailey William E. Berry Russ & Fran Bock Wendy Bolker Tony Bond Kevin Brennan Darren Chapman Monica Wan Chavarria Thomas E. Churchill II John Close Genevieve Conaty Tim Cooke Susan & Ed Croft Amy Currin Cecelia de Leon
Gerry Ehrmann Catherine Federico in support of the work of Maria Cardamone Elizabeth Finlayson & Jim Nadel Anne & Mason Flemming Michael Fortunato Dustin Frazier Michael Gallagher Ermanno Gallegioni, Jr. Theresa Garcia Brian Gifford Dominic Haigh Patricia Hammond Bonnie Hayes Linda Heiniger Brenda Hillman Judith Hill-Weld & Family Robert S. Hodas David & Debra Hoiem Sue Hubbard Michele & William Hunnewell Amy Johnson Beverly Kaeintz Dan Kane & Katherine Emery Stephen Kaus Ruth Kirschner Elisabeth Lewis Boris Lieberman Craig Lipton Merle Longenecker Gail J. and Robert B. Loveman Fund The Mahon Family Dan Mahoney Reenita Malhotra Susan McGarry David G. & Sheree L. Meyer Andrew Moore Clarissa Nantes Lisa Nelson Teresa Odom Agata Opalach Carey Perloff Michael & Ruth Peters Janis Reed Richard Robbins Dianne Younger Rosse Woodford Rowland
Stephen Salvatore John Schuberth Linda Schurer Leigh Sealy The Singer’s Workshop Sandra Sohcot Peter Staley Katherine & Andrew Stephens Connie Strayer Bill Tiedeman, L.C.S.W. Eric Trabert Ashley Valentine Hailey White Patrice Winchester Dr. Richard Wolitz George Wright Olga Yampolskaya
AS S OCIAT E S ($6 0- $9 9 ) Ian & Joanie Crombie Sally Durgan Jonathan Hoyt Beverly & Peter Koenig Rob Neff Howard Shwiff
FRIEN DS ($1- $5 9 ) Adrienne Ellen Bender Vivian Lou Chen Joyce Cohen Debbie Cucalon Steve Donaldson Anna Dorian Margaret Fuller Sarah Greiwe Scott Herkes Brianne Huang Leslie Ann Jones Michael Juster David Kaiser Paul Lei Peter Logan Julian Lopez Patrick & Donna McAllister Joseph & Jennifer McDevitt Linda Muller Swapan Munshi Bernice Musante Colleen Nisesen
Jim Peterson Colleen Quinn Michael Rao, Monica McCrary & Family Carol Snow & David Matchett Laurie & Rick Steele Rosanne & Jeff Stephenson Queenie Taylor Joshua Vaughan Sylvia Wang Mark Zimring
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 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 Steve Strauss Founders Fund Joan Barnes Richard Strauss Ted O’Connell Scholarship Fund Anonymous
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The Arch & Stella Rowan Foundation Bobby Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund Shun Fan Cindy Kaczmarek Natasha Miller
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I N-KI ND I ND I VI D UA L D ONORS Anonymous (2) Roger Amrhein Keith Anderson Alan Aronoff Kirstin Ault Holland Bender George & Jaleh Bishrat Maria Cardamone Mark Carrington Ariel Castro Conrad Chan Marie Chang Paul Clark Andy Coblentz Tria Cohn Maria Comstock Brian Gingerich Blair Helsing Tony Jasinki Leslie Ann Jones Marlena Jung David Lehr Ronald Light Jim Peterson Michael Rao Hamilton Rowan III Jilliene Schenkel Jeffrey Schottenstein Julia Segrove Richard & Leslie Strauss Ariel Sutro
Gregory Swendsen Joe Torrano Benjamin Tracy
I N-KI ND CORP ORATE D ONORS Aesop Aloft San Francisco Airport Another Planet Entertainment Camp Edmo Curry Up Now D’Addario De Young Museum Dynamo Donuts Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Fog City Dogs Foreign Cinema Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture Freda Salvador Garibaldis on Presidio Goat Hill Pizza Haight Street Art Center Guitar Center Hard Rock Café Hiller Aviation Museum Hotel G International Orange Spa JBL KFOG Latitude 38 Entertainment Liasion Artist Agency The Little Chihuahua Local Take Mr. Tipples Orin Swift Outerlands The Page Bar Patxi’s Pizza Peekadoodle Kidsclub Perry’s Pier 23 Café Platypus Wine Tours Presidio Bowling Center Progress Sacramento Zoo
Smuin Contemporary Ballet Steve and Kate’s Camp Silver Oak Cellars Sue Fisher King Co. Tahoe Donner Wag Hotels Waterbar
E VE NT SP ONSORS 21st Amendment Brewery Akkadian Ventures Artesa Wines Ben Bernstein Music Blue Heron Catering The Chapel Cox Media Technology Haight Street Art Center Logitech Mixpanel Spotify Tito’s Handmade Vodka Ultimate Ears Whetstone Wine Cellars
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 8-9 pm w/Mark Schuh Thu 6-7 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar II Mon 6-7 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 8:15-9:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Acoustic Guitar III Wed 6-7 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Thu 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar IV Mon 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire Thu 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar V Tue 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown Wed 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar VI Tue 6-7 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran
Acoustic Guitar VIII Wed 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire
Acoustic Guitar IX Wed 8-9 pm w/J.T. Locke
Acoustic Guitar X Tue 7-8 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XIV Mon 6:30-7:30 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XV Mon 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XVIII Tue 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
$275 for 11 weeks Beginning Bass Mon 7-8 pm w/Mark Schuh
TA R T J U LY 2
ADULT ACOUSTIC JAM $400 for 11 weeks w/Brian Gire Acoustic Jam Basics TBA
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
Intermediate Acoustic Jam IV Mon 8-9:30 pm
ADULT ELECTRIC GUITAR $275 for 11 weeks Electric Rhythm Guitar
Wed 6-7 pm w/Mike Rao
Electric Rhythm Guitar III Thu 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Electric Rhythm Guitar IV Tue 6-7 pm w/Randy Clark
Electric Lead Guitar Thu 7:30-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Electric Lead Guitar II Wed 7-8 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 Mon 9-10 pm w/Mark Schuh
Music Skills for Band Members Online starting week of 7/9 w/T.Lin Chase ($95 for 10 weeks)
$275 for 11 weeks Beginning Ukulele Mon 7-8 pm w/T.Lin Chase
Ukulele III Tue 7-8 pm w/Mark Schuh
ADULT MUSIC TECH Intro to DJing Tue 7-9 pm @ Monarch w/Cole Berggren ($425 for 11 weeks)
Electronic Music Production Tue 6:30-8:30 pm w/Chet Bentley ($425 for 11 weeks)
$425 for 10 weeks plus show Fort Mason Center Basic Rock & Blues Mon 8-10:30 pm w/Amanda VanderMeer Tue 8:30-11 pm w/J.T. Locke Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Mark Schuh
Basic Rock, Soul and R&B
$340 for 11 weeks Learn to Sing I: Group Singing for Beginners Mon 8:15-9:30 pm
More Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Thu 7:30-8:45 pm w/Joe Morgan
Learn to Sing III: Tone & Projection Thu 6:30-7:45 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Learn to Sing IV: Find Your Style Wed 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Voice for Singing Guitarists Thu 6:30-7:30 pm w/Joe Morgan ($275 for 11 weeks)
Vocal Technique with Raz Kennedy Tue 7-8 pm ($310 for 10 weeks)
Rock Pop Vocal Performance Mon 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Beginning Jazz Vocals Wed 7:15-8:45 pm w/Lea Centauri
Jazz Vocal Performance Thu 8-9:30 pm w/Sharman Duran ($475 for 10 weeks plus performance)
ADULT SONGWRITING Weekend Intensive w/Peter Case July 27-29, $400 Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 11 am-2 pm, 4-7 pm Sunday 11 am-2 pm, 4-6 pm
Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Jim Peterson
Songwriters Band Thu 6:30-9 pm w/T.Lin Chase
Intermediate Rock & Blues Mon 6-8:30 pm w/Jim Peterson Tue 6-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke Tue 8:30-11 pm w/Amanda VanderMeer
Intermediate Contemporary Bands Wed 8:30-11 pm w/Mark Schuh
SoMa (Lennon) Basic Rock & Blues Mon 6-8:30 pm w/Sean Leahy Wed 8:30-11 pm w/Sean Leahy
Intermediate Hard 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
Advanced Funk/Rock/Jazz Thu 8:30-11 pm w/Jim Peterson
Intermediate Blues, Soul & Roots Sun 4-6:30 pm w/Randy Clark Lennon Studios is at 271 Dore St., SF
LITTLE BEARS CLASS SCHEDULE where tots come to rock!
Starting Week of July 15th Spring Session Tuition $160 Sign up before June 1 for an Early Bird discount! All classes are 45min. with guardian participation Drop-in $25/class Enroll at: bluebearmusic.org/littlebears
Fort Mason Center (Marina District) 2 Marina Blvd. Bldg. D, Rm. K Baby Bears (4 mos to 5 yrs) Tues 11am w/ Rachel Thu 11am w/ Rachel
Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs) Mon 10am w/ Michael Tue 11am w/ Rachel Wed 10am w/ Trevor Thu 10am w/ Rachel Fri 10am w/ Suzie
Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs) Mon 11am w/ Michael Tue 10am w/ Rachel Thu 3:30pm w/ Michael Sat 10am w/ Suzie
Noe Valley Ministry (Noe Valley) 1021 Sanchez Street Baby Bears (4 mos to 5 yrs) Mon 11:30am 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
Children’s Creativity Museum (SoMa) Yerba Buena Gardens, 221 4th St. ** Will be back in the Fall!
Boogie Bears (3 to 5 yrs) Thu 4:30pm w/Michael
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Wed 11 am w/Trevor Fri 11am w/ Suzie Sat 11am w/ Suzie
Haight Street Art Center 215 Haight St, San Francisco Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs)
Use Code: Second when signing up more than one child for the same class.* * Second child discount does not apply to Early Bird discounts.
Tue 10am w/Michael
Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs) Tue 11am w/Michael
SHORT SEMINARS 7-9 pm, $25 each Tuesday, June 26
British Singer/Songwriters Intro to Harmonica
Wednesday, June 27 Voice! Intro to Mandolin
Thursday, June 28 Harmonica: Taking It Deeper
Ukulele IV $35 annual Member Fee required except for Little Bears.
Tue 8-9 pm w/Mark Schuh
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