Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd. Bldg. D San Francisco CA 94123
bluebearmusic.org | 415.673.3600
ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS
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LITTLE BEARS CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 11 ADULT CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 25
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WHAT’S NEW? BLUE BEAR FIDI & LOWER HAIGHT! We now offer private guitar, bass and ukulele lessons in the FiDi (Financial District) at 1 Sansome St., with times available Monday-Friday 11 am-9 pm. Dan Dewitt, the primary instructor, will be opening other Neighborhood Blue Bears soon! And Little Bears classes are coming to the new Haight Ashbury Art Center.
EDM/DJ/AR CLASSES! Blue Bear offers three cuttingedge classes for tweens and teens — The Art of DJing, Creating Electronic Dance Music and Augmenting Reality w/Music & Sound. And for adults, we’ll have an Intro to EDM class in our digital studio, plus an Intro to DJing at the SF club Monarch, learning on a world-class sound system!
BLUE BEAR — SAN FRANCISCO LEGACY BUSINESS Earlier this year the SF Small Business Commission granted Blue Bear status as a Legacy Business — a business that is more than 30 years old (46 and counting) that has made a significant impact on the history or culture of its neighborhood.
NEW LITTLE BEARS DIRECTOR Stephanie Lamond became Blue Bear’s new Little Bears Director this past June. Previously a piano teacher at the Bear, her eclectic background includes music/brain research in college, assisting with music summer camps for children and other work in the music biz.
Little Bears Classes
September 11-December 9
September 21, December 14
September 25-December 14
Fall Band Showcases
Blue Bear is closed October 6-8 for Fleet Week, closed for Thanksgiving (open the Saturday after), and closed for the holidays December 23-January 1.
BOA R D O F T RU S T E E S Steve Savage, President Jay R. Shah, CPA, Vice Chair Brett May, Treasurer Claire Cochran Richard Harpham Bonnie Hayes Tom O’Connell
Julie Omran Jim Peterson Brie Rogers Richard Strauss Ariel Sutro Paul Winston
S TAFF 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, Manager of Individual Giving 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 songwriting flute recording clarinet and more . . . music theory
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
FA L L B A N D S S T
T U I T I O N O PT I O NS 1. $415 for the Workshop and Performance. Students may also take one private lesson at a discounted rate of $40 to work on their material outside of class.
ADULT BAND WORKSHOPS Our band workshops are the heart and soul of Blue Bear— student bands that rehearse and then perform a 40-minute set of material at a San Francisco club. Workshop offerings include the following:
RO C K & BLUES Wide open to style, material may range from oldies to blues, alternative to Top 40— you name it!
BLU E S, SOU L & ROOTS Covers classic electric blues and its influences, including roots rock and roots country.
RO C K, S OUL AND R& B
Includes material from classic artists like James Brown and Aretha Franklin.
This band workshop will put together a set of classics from the year that saw the Beatles farewell performance on the Apple Records rooftop. Lots of great material to choose from!
MO D E R N RO CK & CO N T E MPO RARY BANDS You’ll perform material from a broad range of artists and bands with releases from the past ten to fifteen years.
Adult Musicianship Online MUS IC S KILLS F OR B A ND MEMB E RS Gain critical skills & understanding! 2
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D E E P ROCK & I MPROV Tackle more complex material, with an emphasis on soloing and arrangement vs. getting cover songs performance-perfect. In addition to challenging rock and funk material, simpler jazz tunes will be introduced.
2. $615 for the Workshop and Performance plus four private lessons. (Private lessons will help you get the most out of your workshop experience!) To enroll, students must be current with their annual $35 Member Fee. Three-pay options available.
PR E R EQU I S I T E S Basic level bands do not require any previous band playing experience, though being able to learn parts by ear or with the help of a private instructor is best. Intermediate level bands require at least a year of previous band experience along with the ability to read chord charts and learn parts by ear. Guitar players should be able to move easily between open and barre chords. Drummers should be able to play steadily at fast and slow tempo, fill comfortably, and play both rock and blues grooves. Bass players should be able to play various grooves easily and lock with the drummer. Singers should be able to sing in tune and have a strong enough sense of time so that song entry points and phrasing can be consistently executed. Keyboard players should be able to form major and minor triads without notation.
PE R FO R MA NC E S Performances will be held December 11-14. Be sure to check out Summer Band Showcases at the Boom Boom Room on September 18-21.
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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 15! 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! And a new Acoustic Country Guitar class will put some twang into your playing.
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.
A D ULT BAS S 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.
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.
ADULT MUSICIANSHIP ONLINE 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.
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.
MU S I C T H EO RY FO R GU I TA R I S T S
AD U LT U K U LEL E Beginning Ukulele is for the square-one beginner—you’ll learn to play songs in rock and folk styles and build a basic vocabulary of chords and simple strums. Level 2 and 3 classes will help you continue learning new songs and more complex strumming patterns.
"I got a lot out of this class, and would recommend it on the strongest possible terms to student musicians looking to improve their songwriting chops. I recommend it equally highly to band members looking to chart, and to read charts, more quickly and effectively, and to deliver quality vocal harmonies easily and naturally." — John Sweet
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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.
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.
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.
VO C A L PE R FO R MA NC E WO RK SH O P
SEMINARS FOR GUITAR, VOICE AND MUSIC BUSINESS
For songwriters with a few songs under their belt, the Peter Case Songwriting Workshop is a great place for information and inspiration. Peter is a three-time Grammy-nominated, performing singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who brings over 25 years of songwriting experience to his popular workshops. Our Lyric Writing class will get your creative juices flowing by analyzing great lyrics and studying form, structure, different lyric styles and literary devices you can apply to lyric writing. 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!
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Lynn Asher's class will help singers find their authentic voice through work on phrasing, vocal dynamics, pitch, timing, key selection, mic technique and stage presence. 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.
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. September seminars include Music Business, DJ Basics, Spotlight & Support: Exploring Vocal Teamwork, Songwriting Performance Mentorship, Intro to Vocal Technique, Bluegrass & Old-Time Guitar Styles and more.
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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. Our Music, Math & Science class for middle schoolers involves playing instruments, singing, exploring how musical sounds are created, and how our ears and brains process music. Our After-School Rock Band is for players in grades 4-6 with previous music instruction who are ready to rock in a band.
EXCITING NEW EDM/DJ/AR CLASSES! 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.
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J.T. Locke, ASB Director
ALL STAR BAND PROGRAM Blue Bear’s All Star Band Program 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. “The Blue Bear All Star Band has given me tremendous rewarding experiences not only working in a band, enhancing my guitar and vocal skills, but making great long lasting friendships with my band mates and instructors.” — Zach Lee
Under the guidance of lead teachers J.T. Locke and Amanda VanderMeer, students rehearse weekly on Saturdays starting September 23 and ending in late May. Band placement is based on age and skill level. Tuition for the school year is $1,500, payable in two semester payments or seven monthly payments. Email email@example.com to set up an audition. Some financial aid available.
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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 North Bay and South Bay Locations: TBA 12-week classes start September 11 * drop-in classes start September 18. 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. Gotta 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 ... AT WORK
One of Blue Bear's community partners is St. Joseph's, a transitional house for families, and our very own teacher Michael Chulada had an inspired encounter with an 8 year old. The story is worth sharing...
Music education: old school, new school, your school!
The class was small that day so Michael encouraged this talented young girl to write a song with him, but she said she was too shy to sing. Michael decided that would make the perfect start to their song. After a few repetitions of a simple line about being shy, which became the chorus to the song, the young student jumped in and added on, and on.... She started singing about how it was hard to sing in front of people at first but since it was just the two of them she was getting less shy, and when she went back to the chorus she changed it to "I'm not shy any more, no, I'm not shy anymore!"
The music provided a platform to work out so much more than I think a year of therapy could have handled!
The experience was as impactful to teacher Michael as it was to the little girl. They danced and cheered about not being shy for a good 10 minutes and according to Michael, "the music provided a platform to work out so much more than I think a year of therapy could have handled!"
Moments like this can happen every day—and Blue Bear would love to facilitate them all—but they can't happen without the generous support from our donors and our program partners. To support our programs through fundraising opportunities please contact the Director of Development Renee Richardson: email@example.com Thank you, you makers of music!
Through partnerships with public and private schools and community centers, Blue Bear's outreach continues to grow. Music education goes beyond instrument lessons; songwriting helps us work through problems, music theory gives us the foundation we need to grow, and digital audio production offers new skills in our ever-changing technological world.
Thanks to generous contributions from our donors, we have been able to grow our outreach efforts while arts funding is being cut. Join us at one of our many partner sites: • St. Vincent DePaul Society • GLIDE Youth Ministries • Bayview Opera House • Bayview YMCA
• The Brandeis School of San Francisco • Marshall Elementary School • Flynn Elementary School
• Creative Arts Charter School
• The Ranch Community Center
• Rooftop School • The Mix at the SF Public Library
• Bel Aire Elementary School • Le Port Elementary School
• Tenderloin Recreation Center To set up programming at a location near you please reach out! Cole Berggren—firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Blue Bear thanks the many individuals and organizations providing contributions received between July 1st, 2016 – June 30th, 2017. S UPE R H E RO E S ($50,00 0 +)
Anonymous The Bently Foundation Maria Cardamone & Paul Matthews Jonathan Logan 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 The Libra Foundation Tom O’Connell San Francisco Arts Commission
SUPE R BE N E FACTO R S ($5,000 - $ 9 9 9 9 ) Anonymous (2) Robert Emery Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Tricia Gibbs Sam Mazza Foundation
BE N E FACTO R S ($2,500 - $ 4,9 9 9 ) Donald Arbitblit City & County of San Francisco Graham Green Harbor Point Charitable Foundation Law Rocks Brett May Mockingbird Foundation Julie Omran The pH Fund
Jeffrey Shaw—to Jim Peterson for all his hard work and dedication Wells Fargo Foundation
Josina Reddy Renee Richardson Gary Schaumburg Jay Shah, CPA Ariel Sutro Pauline Ayako Uyeda
S U PERS PO N S O R S ( $ 1 ,0 0 0 -$ 2 ,4 9 9 )
DO N O RS ( $ 2 50 -$49 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 The Walther Foundation Paul Winston
S PO N S O R S ( $ 5 0 0 -$ 9 9 9 ) Anonymous Matthew Cava Joycelin Craig James Dilley Richard Drozd Mike & Pat Evans Mark Mayper Kevin McCarthy Julie & Jonathan Meyer
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 Steve Savage & Tamara Bock Richard Strauss Thomas Stricklen John Violet Mark Williams Mathew Wyman Zachary & Marlies Zeisler Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation
S UPPO 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 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 Dimitri Serafimides Leigh Sealy 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 Joyce Cohen Debbie Cucalon Lucas deWilde Steve Donaldson Anna Dorian Michael Drew in honor of Johnny Nitro 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 Jim Peterson Michael Rao, Monica McCrary & Family John Rodriguez Jim Semitekol In honor of Richard Smith Carol Snow & David Matchett Carol Wong
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 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
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Steve Strauss Founders Fund Joan Barnes Richard Strauss 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 GE Foundation Google Matching Grants WhereWeLive
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 Ariel Castro Andy Coblentz Maria Comstock Jean Pierre Conte Jill DiBartolomeo Brooks Frank 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 Jim Peterson Susan Pritzker Michael Rao Albert Richards Renee Richardson Hamilton Rowan III Jilliene Schenkel Jeffrey Schottenstein Julia Segrove James Seivert Richard & Leslie Strauss Jim Stricker Ariel Sutro Adel Taslimi Jane Tobin Joe Torrano Benjamin Tracy Todd Traina Kyle Vanderbeek Roger Yan
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 ES S
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ADULT ACOUSTIC GUITAR $275 for 11 weeks Guitar for the Square-One Beginner Mon 7-8 pm, w/Brian Gire Mon 7:30-8:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane Thu 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar II Wed 7-8 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar III Tue 6-7 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran
Acoustic Guitar IV Mon 6:30-7:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/Devin Lane
Acoustic Guitar V Mon 8-9 pm w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 7-8 pm w/Brian Gire
Acoustic Guitar VI Wed 7:30-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Acoustic Guitar VII Tue 7-8 pm @ Lennon (SOMA) w/Janak Ramachandran Wed 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar VIII Thu 6-7 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar X Thu 8-9 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Acoustic Guitar XI Mon 6:30-7:30 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XII Mon 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Guitar XV Tue 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Acoustic Country Guitar
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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
Tue 6-7 pm w/Randy Clark
Electric Lead Guitar Mon 8-9 pm w/J.T. Locke
Electric Lead Guitar III Thu 8:30-9:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Electric Lead Guitar IV 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 Wed 9-10 pm w/Kent Brown
Music Theory II for Guitar Thu 8-9 pm w/Kent Brown
Ear Theory Thu 6:45-8 pm w/Trevor Smith ($340 for 11 weeks)
Music Skills for Band Members Evening TBD 8-9 pm, online w/T.Lin Chase ($95 for 10 weeks)
$275 for 11 weeks Beginning Bass Mon 8:30-9:30 pm w/Mark Schuh
ADULT ACOUSTIC JAM
$275 for 11 weeks w/Mark Schuh Beginning Ukulele
$400 for 11 weeks w/Brian Gire Acoustic Jam Basics
Tue 8:30-9:30 pm w/J.T. Locke
Thu 8:30-9:45 pm
Intermediate Acoustic Jam I Wed 8-9:30 pm
Intermediate Acoustic Jam II Tue 7-8:30 pm
Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Mon 7:30-8:30 pm
Ukulele III Tue 7-8 pm $35 annual Member Fee required except for Little Bears.
ADULT SONGWRITING/TECH Songwriting Workshop w/Peter Case Tue 7-10 pm ($355 for 5 weeks, starts 9/5)
Exploring Songwriting w/Colors Sun 1-4 pm, September 17 w/Pamela Parker ($50)
Lyric Writing Thu 8:15-9:15 pm w/Andrea Aragon ($200 for 8 weeks)
Intro to DJing Tue 7-9 pm @ The Monarch w/TBA ($425 for 11 weeks, starts Sept. 19)
Intro to EDM Tue 7-9 pm w/TBA ($400 for 11 weeks, starts 10/10)
$340 for 11 weeks Learn to Sing I: Group Singing for Beginners Wed 7-8:15 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Learn to Sing II: Mon 7-8 pm w/Janak Ramachandran
Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Thu 7-8:15 pm @ Noe Valley w/ Joe Morgan
More Singing for People Who Can’t Sing Thu 8:15-9:30 pm @ Noe Valley w/ Joe Morgan
Singing for People Who Can Sing Thu 7-8:15 pm w/Andrea Aragon
More Singing for People Who Can Sing Tue 8-9:15 pm w/Joe Morgan
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
Jazz Vocal Performance Thu 8-9:30 pm w/Sharman Duran ($475 for 10 weeks plus performance)
Vocal Performance Workshop Thu 11:30 am-1 pm w/Lynn Asher ($495 for 10 weeks)
$415 for 10 weeks plus show Fort Mason Center Basic Rock & Blues Mon 6-8:30 pm w/Jim Peterson Wed 8:30-11 pm w/J.T. Locke
Basic Rock, Soul and R&B Mon 8:30-11 pm w/Jim Peterson
Intermediate Rock & Blues Mon 8-10:30 pm w/Amanda VanderMeer Tue 6-8:30 pm w/J.T. Locke Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Mark Schuh
12-WEEK CLASSES FOR KIDS/TEENS Starting September 18 $300 unless noted Sing and Perform (grades 2-5) Mon 4-5 pm w/Andrea Aragon
Sing and Perform (grades 6-8) Mon 5-6 pm w/Andrea Aragon
Instrument Petting Zoo Thu 4-4:45 pm w/Devin Lane (grades 2-4, $290)
After-School Rock Band Tue 4-5:30 pm w/Mark Schuh (grades 4-6, $375)
Tue 8:30-11 pm w/Mark Schuh
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 1969! Wed 6-8:30 pm w/Sean Leahy
Intermediate Deep Rock & Improv 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 Tuesday, September 19 Songwriters Performance Mentorship
Wednesday, September 20 DJ Basics Music Business Intro to Vocal Technique
Thursday, September 21 Bluegrass & Old-Time Guitar Styles Spotlight & Support: Exploring Vocal Teamwork
B LU E B E A R M U S IC.O R G | 4 1 5.67 3.3 600
Tue 4-5 pm w/TBA
Creating Electronic Dance Music Tue 5-6 pm w/TBA
Augmenting Reality w/Music & Sound (grades 6-8) Wed 4-5 pm w/T.Lin Chase Sat 2-3 pm w/T.Lin Chase
Music, Math, Science: Magic Connections (grades 6-8) Wed 5-6 pm w/T.Lin Chase Sat 3-4 pm w/T.Lin Chase
LITTLE BEARS CLASS SCHEDULE
Intermediate Contemporary Bands Lennon (SoMa) Basic Rock & Blues
The Art of DJing
where tots come to rock!
Starting September 11th 12 Week Fall Session • Tuition $275 All classes are 45 min. with guardian participation Drop-in $25/class starting September 18th 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 3 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 @ Mission Street Bouncy Bears (1 to 3 yrs) Thu 10am w/T.Lin
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Thu 11am w/T.Lin
Noe Valley Ministry (Noe Valley) 1021 Sanchez Street Baby Bears (4 mos to 1 yr) Mon 11 am w/Rachel
Bouncy Bears (1 to 3 yrs) Mon 3:30 pm w/Rachel Wed 10 am w/Rachel
Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs) Mon 10 am w/Rachel Wed 11 am w/Rachel
Boogie Bears (3 to 5 yrs) Mon 4:30 pm w/Rachel
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Wed 11 am w/Rachel Sat 10 am w/Michael
North Bay Site (TBD) Bouncy Bears (1 to 3 yrs) Thu 10am w/Trevor
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Thu 11am w/Trevor
Lower Haight Haight Ashbury Art Center Boppin’ Bears (2 to 3 yrs) Tue 10am w/Michael
Mixed Bears (6 mos to 5 yrs) Tue 11am w/Michael
Use Code: Second when signing up more than one child for the same class. Drop-in Classes start September 18th, see website for details.