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Since 1971, we have helped more than 30,000 people discover and develop their musical talents, offering them skills for a lifetime of learning and enrichment. Charitable support for our non-profit work is a crucial part of keeping Blue Bear alive.

Without the support of our donors, we would not be able to continue our tradition of offering affordable and free music education.

Why we need your help:

  • We have thirteen off-site Youth Outreach Programs in public schools and community centers – your gift will help us expand our reach even further. We have 500+ kids a year in these programs – your support makes a difference. 


Why our work is important:

A lot of the kids in our Community Programs would have never played music without Blue Bear. With the continued slashing of funding for the arts in public schools, and particularly in under-served communities, Blue Bear continues to be an asset that is introducing kids to music – changing their lives forever. 

We serve over 500 kids annually in our offsite programs! That’s a lot of changed lives.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. Blue Bear students make music.

Music gives young people a way to express themselves, even to find themselves.

Making music together gives people a positive social experience.

Learning music enhances brainpower and improves academic performance.

Just imagine a world without music…

A donation to Blue Bear is an investment in a vibrant, established and long-lived non-profit organization that improves lives one note at a time. Making music helps make the world go ’round; your contribution will help Blue Bear stay around.

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Other ways you can support Blue Bear

All questions and inquiries regarding your gifts can be directed to our Manager of Individual Giving, Alycia Moore. Contact her at or at 415.673.3600

Blue Bear School of Music is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 94-2243418.