Summer Camps 2018

Rock the Summer with Blue Bear!

(Grades 1 - 12)

Private lessons or bands: call 415-673-3600 or Send a Message

Margot had a great week in Girls Rock. Teacher Karen is terrific!

- Judy A

If you want to learn guitar in San Francisco- BLUE BEAR IS IT!!!!!

- Matt V

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Get Ready to Rock Camp!

(Grades 4 - 7)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

Get ready to rock in this pressure-free camp for beginning musicians going into Grades 4-7 and have some previous instruction – six months of lessons on an instrument is recommended.

Camp Dates:

  • - July 16-20

Activities include:

  • Playing easy songs
  • Singing
  • Jamming
  • Trying different instruments
  • Musical games
  • Playing easy songs

Individualized instrument and vocal instruction will lead to mastery of parts and get everyone playing in a band. Get ready for a rocking performance of a lifetime on Friday afternoon!

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Rock U Camps!

(Grades 8 - 12)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

The Rock U! workshop offers young musicians an opportunity to play the music they like with their peers. Instruments include drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. Camp days consist of group lessons in the morning, meeting new friends and staff at lunchtime, and band rehearsals in the afternoon. The week culminates with a rocking show of a lifetime on Friday afternoon!

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, with a longer day on Friday for a performance.

Camp Dates:

  • Rock U 1 (Grades 6-8)
  • - June 18-22 and July 23-27
  • Rock U 2 (Grades 7-10)
  • - June 11-15 and July 9-13
  • Rock U 3 (Grades 8-12)
  • - August 6-10

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Girls Rock Camp!

(Grades 4 - 7)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

Girls Rock Camp is for girls going into Grades 4-7 who want to learn to rock. Campers will learn to play simple pop and rock songs and perform at the end of the week. Some musical experience is helpful, but is not a requirement - girls will learn to play parts at whatever level of musicianship they bring with them.

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, with a longer day on Friday for a performance.

Camp Dates:

  • - July 30-August 3

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Guitar Camps

(Grades 7 - 12)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

In the Rock/Blues Lead Guitar Camp, students will work on lead guitar techniques, writing their own guitar parts, learning classic rock and blues guitar solos, with lots of in-class drills and soloing.

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Camp Dates:

  • Rock/Blues Lead Guitar Camp
  • - June 25-29

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Songwriting Camp

(Grades 7 - 12)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

This immersive camp experience is for kids in grades 7-12 interested in writing songs and musicians who want to play original music. Students write, arrange and perform their own songs by working in small age-based groups.

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Camp Dates:

  • - June 25-29

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Recording Music Camp

(Grades 9 - 12)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

Young songwriters and musicians going into grades 9-12 can 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. Open to songwriters and supporting musicians, everyone will contribute to the creative process and to the writing and recording of individual parts. Upon completion, students will have a recording of music that they participated in, along with much practical studio experience.

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Camp Dates:

  • - July 16-20

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Music, Art & Drama Camps

(Grades 1 - 5)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

This multi-disciplinary camp features fun instruction and workshops with Fort Mason residents Young Performers Theatre San Francisco (put on a play!), the Children’s Art Center (artmaking!), and Blue Bear School of Music (explore instruments, play in a band!).

Monday – Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm

Camp Dates:

  • - June 18-22

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DJ & Coding Camps

(Grades 7 - 12)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

Get ready to create your music! Campers will work with code, songwriting, studio recording, arrangements, tracking, mixing, and producing. Open to songwriters and supporting musicians, everyone will contribute to the creative process and to the writing and recording of individual parts.

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Camp Dates:

  • Coding & Music Camp
  • - July 9 - 13
  • DJ Camp
  • - July 30 - August 3

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Magic Connections: Music, Math, Science & Computers!

(Grades 1 - 6)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

This fun and creative class takes kids hands-on through the journey of how music, mathematics, science, and computers are all magically related. We explore how musical sounds are created, how music is transported through wires and air, and how our ears and brains process music. We use computers to understand musical sounds. And explore how to transform mobile phones into a portal to hidden magical musical worlds! This class takes the powerful combination of music and math to the next level.

Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

Camp Dates:

  • - July 23-27 (grades 1-4)
  • - August 6-10 (grades 3-6)

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Cello Rock Camp

(Ages 8 - 16)

Located at Fort Mason — See Map

Cello Rock Camp is a chance for young cellists to step away from classical repertoire to learn some rock and roll elements and apply it to their instrument. Cellists will learn how to play famous guitar and bass lines, how to improvise, and how to collaborate creatively. We include some basic music theory lessons and incorporate fun music games!

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

Camp Dates:

  • - July 23-27

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Blue Bear Teachers are Awesome!

Blue Bear’s dedicated teachers help our students reach their goals. Our teachers have many years of experience in the music industry and can provide instruction across a wide variety of instruments and skill levels.

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Why do Parents Love Blue Bear?

"Our son had an amazing time at the Get Ready to Rock camp this summer. It was the best camp he's ever been to and his love for music was absolutely lit up."

- Liana

"A very big thank you for a phenomenal camp week! The performance was A+++. So impressed with all the kids. Great effort and outcome. Fabulous teaching."

- Maria

Get Ready to Rock this Summer with Blue Bear!

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