Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd. Bldg. D San Francisco CA 94123
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ADULT CLASSES START APRIL 9 LITTLE BEARS CLASSES START APRIL 16
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SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER A special edition of Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop Up! THURSDAY MAY 17TH AT THE HAIGHT STREET ART CENTER Food, drink, a silent auction, and a very special live musical guest.
SPRING QUARTER 2018 CALENDAR All Star Band Showcase
April 9-June 25
Little Bears Classes
April 16-July 6
Spring Band Showcases
Blue Bear is closed for Memorial Day, open on Saturday, May 26.
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BLUE BEAR FRIDAYS
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Blue Bear is hosting monthly Blue Bear Friday events at Fort Mason. The evenings are a Your gift helps us with partner withamore combination of open mic, jamming, and “live Your gift helps us partner more schools and community centers to karaoke” where you can sit in with our pro schools and community centers to provide provide free and low-cost music programs. band “Illegal free and low-cost musicRodeo”. programs.
TSIC, MUSIC, 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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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, 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.
RO C K & BLUES
G RATE F U L D E AD
PR E R EQU I S I T E S
Wide open to style, material may range from oldies to blues, alternative to Top 40— you name it!
Lovers of the Dead, just keep truckin’ on!
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.
BLUES, SOUL & ROOTS Covers classic electric blues and its influences, including roots rock and roots country.
M O D E R N RO CK & CO N T E MPO RARY BA N D S 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 O UL AND R& B Includes material from classic artists like James Brown and Aretha Franklin.
IN STRU M E NTAL JAZZ The Jazz Workshop will read and solo from chord charts and will play a diverse mix of old and new jazz standards.
SONG WRITE R S BAND 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.
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.
M U SIC SK IL L S FO R BAND M E MBE R S
PE R FO R MA NC E S
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Guitar players should be able to move easily between open and barre chords.
Musicianship Online Class 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.
Performances will be held June 25-28. Be sure to check out Winter Band Showcases at the Boom Boom Room on April 2-5.
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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 17 ! 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.
ADULT BASS 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.
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!
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.
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!
A D ULT UKULELE 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. 4
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“(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 Singing for People Who Can’t Sing. 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. 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. April seminars include Playing Blues Bass, Approaches to Improv: Chord-Scale Relationships for Guitar, Survey of Fingerpicking Styles, British Singer/Songwriters, The Blues Side of Jazz, and more. And free for all guitar players, check out Opik: The First Drop-In Programmable Optical Guitar Pickup.
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KIDS & TEENS SUMMER CAMPS G E T REA DY T O RO C K (GRADES 4-6)
S O NGWRIT ING CA M P
Young musicians will play easy songs, sing, jam, try out different instruments, and play musical games. Includes individualized instrument and vocal instruction and a Friday performance.
(GRADES 7-12) Campers who want to create and play original music learn how their favorite bands write songs through workshops on lyrics, form, arranging, and more. Students in this camp write, arrange, perform and record their own songs.
July 16-20, 10 am-3 pm, $550
G IRL S ROCK ! (GRADES 4-7) Campers will learn to play simple pop and rock songs. Some musical experience is helpful, but is not required. Includes group instrument and vocal instruction and a Friday performance. July 30-August 3 10 am-3 pm, $495
ROCK U CA MPS Play the music you love! Our rock band camps include lots of specialized instruction in section rehearsals along with full band rehearsals to hone a set of songs that will be performed on Friday afternoon, around 4 pm. Expect a week of intense learning and fun! Rock U 1 (grades 6-8) June 18-22 or July 23-27, 10 am-3 pm, $550 Rock U 2 (grades 7-10) June 11-15 or July 9-13, 10 am-3 pm, $550 Rock U 3 (grades 8-12) August 6-10, 10 am-3 pm, $550
ROCK & JA ZZ GU ITAR C AMP S Rock & Blues Lead Guitar camp students work on lead guitar techniques, writing their own guitar parts, learning classic guitar solos, and crafting different guitar tones with amps and effects. (grades 7-11) June 25-29, 10 am-3 pm, $495 Jazz Guitar camp students will learn about chord voicings, modes, and how to develop solos over common jazz chord progressions. Also includes a survey of jazz styles, with special emphasis on Gypsy Jazz.
June 25-29, 10 am-3 pm, $575
S T UDIO RECO RDING CA M P (GRADES 9-12) 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. July 16-20, 10 am-3 pm, $495
DJ CA M P (GRADES 7-11) Campers will learn the history, the gear, and how to do basic mixing styles on classic vinyl and digital formats like CDJs, Ableton and Traktor controllers. Includes a Friday show! July 30-August 3, 10 am-3 pm, $495
CO DING & M US IC CA M P (GRADES 7-12) Campers will get to assemble a Raspberry Pi computer to learn how to make music by coding with SonicPi. Theyâ€™ll learn basics of programming, sound synthesis, and sampling to create a live performance. Includes a Friday show! July 9-13, 10 am-3 pm, $495
M US IC, A RT & DRA M A
(grades 8-12) June 11-15, 10 am-3 pm, $495
(GRADES 1-5) This multi-disciplinary camp features fun instruction with Fort Mason residents Young Performers Theatre SF (put on a play!), the Childrenâ€™s Art Center (artmaking!) and Blue Bear (explore instruments, play in a band!).
June 18-22, 10 am-4:30 pm, $495
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 April 16
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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 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 $80 $300 $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
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
• Rooftop 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
• Lafayette Elementary School
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:
• AltSchool - San Francisco
To set up programming at a location near you please reach out! Cole Berggren—firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Blue Bear thanks the many individuals and organizations providing contributions received between January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 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 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 & Dana Emery Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund 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 Robert Kaliski Mockingbird Foundation Julie Omran Jeffrey Shaw: to Jim Peterson for all his hard work and dedication
Ariel Sutro Wells Fargo Foundation
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 Union Bank 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 Kanshin 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 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 Karthik Raveendran Paul Saraceni Jane Smith Richard Strauss Irene Sung John Violet Mark Williams Mathew Wyman Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation
S U PPO RTERS ( $ 1 0 0 -$249 ) Bruce Ackley & Hilda Mendez Deborah & Ronald Addad Kit Anderton Susan Gracie Atherton Keysha Bailey Warren Bellows & Will Kent William E. Berry Russ & Fran Bock Wendy Bolker Tony Bond Kevin Brennan Jeffrey Briss Darren Chapman Monica Wan Chavarria Thomas E. Churchill II John Close Genevieve Conaty Tim Cooke Steve and Juel Craig 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 Kevin Gill Dominic Haigh Patricia Hammond Bonnie Hayes Linda Heiniger Brenda Hillman Judith Hill-Weld & Family Robert S. Hodas David & Debra Hoiem Henry Hooker & Janine Roeth Sue Hubbard Michele & William Hunnewell Amy Johnson Beverly Kaeintz Dan Kane & Katherine Emery Stephen Kaus Ruth Kirschner Elisabeth Lewis Boris Lieberman Merle Longenecker Gail J. and Robert B. Loveman Fund The Mahon Family Perry McDougall Susan McGarry David G. & Sheree L. Meyer Andrew Moore Clarissa Nantes Lisa Nelson Teresa Odom Carey Perloff Michael & Ruth Peters Janis Reed Richard Robbins Dianne Younger Rosse Woodford Rowland Stephen Salvatore John Schuberth Linda Schurer Leigh Sealy Dimitri Serafimides
The Singer’s Workshop Richard Sloan Sandra Sohcot Peter Staley Katherine & Andrew Stephens Connie Strayer Jim Tepperman Bill Tiedeman, L.C.S.W. Eric Trabert Ashley Valentine Hailey White Patrice Winchester Dr. Richard Wolitz Melvin Wong, Blackbird Music George Wright Olga Yampolskaya Albert Yee Matthew Zlatunich In honor of Max Zwerin
AS S OCIAT E S ($6 0- $9 9 )
Ian & Joanie Crombie Sally Durgan Jonathan Hoyt Beverly & Peter Koenig Josh Norek Howard Shwiff
FRIEN DS ($1- $5 9 )
Adrienne Justin Bass & Marisa Rolland Ellen Bender Vivian Lou Chen Joyce Cohen Debbie Cucalon Lucas deWilde Steve Donaldson Anna Dorian Ben Fong-Torres Sarah Greiwe Scott Herkes Brianne Huang Leslie Ann Jones Michael Juster David Kaiser Paul Lei The LeMaitre Cunningham Family Craig Lipton 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 John Rodriguez Jim Semitekol In honor of Richard Smith Carol Snow & David Matchett Laurie & Rick Steele Rosanne & Jeff Stephenson Queenie Taylor Joshua Vaughan Carol Wong 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 (2) 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 Steve Strauss Founders Fund Joan Barnes Richard Strauss
Ted O’Connell Scholarship Fund Anonymous The Arch & Stella Rowan Foundation Bobby Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund Shun Fan Cindy Kaczmarek 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
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 Conrad Chan Marie Chang Arlyne Charlip Paul Clark Andy Coblentz Tria Cohn Maria Comstock Jean Pierre Conte Jill DiBartolomeo Charlie Edwards 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 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
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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 6-7 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Mon 7:30-8:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/TBA Thu 8:30-9:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Acoustic Guitar II Wed 6-7 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Thu 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar III Mon 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire Thu 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar IV Mon 6:30-7:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane Wed 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar V Tue 6-7 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran
Acoustic Guitar VII Mon 8:15-9:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire
Acoustic Guitar VIII Wed 8-9 pm w/J.T. Locke
Acoustic Guitar IX Tue 7-8 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar X Thu 6-7 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XIII Mon 6:30-7:30 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XIV Mon 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XVII Tue 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
$275 for 11 weeks Beginning Bass
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ADULT ACOUSTIC JAM $400 for 11 weeks w/Brian Gire Acoustic Jam Basics 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 II
Thu 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Electric Rhythm Guitar IV Tue 6-7 pm w/Randy Clark
Electric Lead Guitar Wed 7-8 pm w/J.T. Locke
Electric Lead Guitar II Thu 7:30-8:30 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 Tue 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Music Skills for Band Members Online starting week of 4/16 w/T.Lin Chase ($95 for 10 weeks)
$275 for 11 weeks Beginning Ukulele Mon 8-9 pm w/T.Lin Chase
Ukulele II Tue 7-8 pm w/Mark Schuh
Ukulele III Tue 8-9 pm w/Mark Schuh
Mon 7-8 pm w/T.Lin Chase $35 annual Member Fee required except for Little Bears.
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 , starts April 17)
$340 for 11 weeks Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Thu 7:30-8:45 pm w/Joe Morgan
Learn to Sing II: Group & Solo Singing Thu 6:30-7:45 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Learn to Sing III: Tone & Projection Wed 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Learn to Sing IV: Find Your Style Mon 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Vocal Technique with Raz Kennedy Tue 8-9 pm ($310 for 10 weeks)
Vocal Technique II 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 7:15-8:45 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
Basic Rock, Soul and R&B
LITTLE BEARS CLASS SCHEDULE
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
Basic Modern Rock Tue 8-10:30 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Intermediate Rock & Blues Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Sean Leahy
Intermediate Grateful Dead Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Sean Leahy
Instrumental 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
SHORT SEMINARS 7-9 pm, $25 each Monday, April 2
Survey of Fingerpicking Styles
Tuesday, April 3 The Blues Side of Jazz
where tots come to rock!
Starting Week of April 16th Spring Session Tuition $275 Sign up before March 17 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 Fri 11am w/ Tara Jean
Noe Valley Ministry (Noe Valley) 1021 Sanchez Street Baby Bears (4 mos to 5 yrs) Mon 11:30 am w/Rachel
Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs)
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/ Tara Jean
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
Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs) Mon 11am w/ Michael Tue 10am w/ Rachel Thu 3:30pm 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
Haight Street Art Center 215 Haight St, San Francisco Baby Bears (4 mos to 1 yr)
Children’s Creativity Museum (SoMa) Yerba Buena Gardens, 221 4th St. Bouncy Bears (1 to 2 yrs) Thu 10am w/Trevor
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Thu 11am w/Trevor 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 11 am w/Michael
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Tue 10 am w/Michael
Wednesday, April 4 Chord-Scale Relationships
Thursday, April 5 British Singer/Songwriters Opik Optical Guitar Pickup Demo (free for all)
TBA The Art of Playing Blues Bass
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 BLUE BE ARMUS I C.O RG | 4 1 5.67 3.3 600 19
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