Community Programs



A wide range of community programs stem from Blue Bear’s desire to revitalize music learning via popular music genres. Our commitment to social equity through teaching popular music (rock, blues, urban, world) and making it accessible to greater numbers of youth in our community, has been part of the Blue Bear culture for more than 44 years. Programs include Rock Band EnsembleGroup GuitarKeyboard LabStudio 101Studio 201DJ Course, Get Rhythm!, Instrument Petting Zoo and Sing! Dance!. Our classes address California Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and national Music Educator National Conference (MENC) standards.

Our community programs range from fully or partially underwritten, to fee-based and parent-supported. Please contact us to discuss how Blue Bear can bring music to your young students:

Cole Berggren
Outreach Director


Current partner sites:

GLIDE Memorial Church Teen Center
Telegraph Hill Teen Center
The Ranch Community Center in Tiburon

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Tenderloin Community Center
Rooftop Alternative School
Academy of Arts and Sciences
Creative Arts Charter School
Gateway Middle School
Miraloma Elementary School
George Peabody Elementary School
The Mix at SFPL

Past partner sites:

James Lick Middle School
Ida B. Wells Continuing Education High School
International Studies Academy
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA)
Lincoln High School
Boys and Girls Clubs
Friends of the Children
Real Options for City Kids
Streetside Stories
Starr King Elementary School
Commodore Sloat Elementary School
Claire Lilienthal Alternative School