Blue Bear School of Music is San Francisco's leading destination for aspiring musicians of all ages and all skill levels who want to enjoy learning and playing rock, blues, jazz, folk or pop. Take a class in rock, jazz, blues on the guitar, clarinet, voice, and more. See schedule for the latest classes.
Blue Bear's teachers have played with, taught, or written for major acts like Metallica, Carlos Santana, Billy Idol, and Norah Jones.
Blue Bear, a nonprofit organization founded in 1971, is a place where learning and playing popular music is fun and affordable, where people come together who love music, and where each student's unique talents and goals are recognized and supported.
Blue Bear's professional staff and student music community have helped more than 20,000 students achieve their musical goals for voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass, drums, horns, songwriting, bands and ensembles. More than 1,700 members enroll yearly in small group classes and private or semi-private lessons Monday through Saturday.