Music Programs for Adults: Lessons, Classes, Bands

Private Music Lessons

Janak Ramachandran
Ages 5-95 Most instruments & voice All levels

Craving instruction tailored to your interests, schedule and learning style?  Blue Bear’s private music lessons are the way to go.  Start anytime, your first lesson is discounted!

Janak Ramachandran

Group Music Classes

Online Guitar Class
Ages 19+ All Levels Fort Mason Online SoMa

Rock out with Blue Bear!  Choose from a variety of in-person and online music classes for all skill levels.  We offer classes for guitar, ukulele, bass, and voice, plus songwriting, DJing, and electronic music.

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SoMa classes
Online Guitar Class

Band Workshops

Ages 19+ Fort Mason SoMa

Join a band, rehearse, then gig!  You’ll perform material from a range of artists and bands across many music genres including Rock, R&B, Jazz, and Blues.  Past Specialty Workshops include the Beatles, Beck, Radiohead, Queen, Bowie, funk, reggae, and unplugged.

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For the Love of Music!

“I wanted to tell you how much I really enjoy Blue Bear.  It is an incredible organization and I love any group of people that spreads the absolute joy of music.  It’s been the one thing that carried me through for a lot of years.” – Matthew C.


“Incidentally, I’ve never had so much fun.  I feel like I’m back in high school again.  What a ball.  Love Blue Bear!” – Georgetta B.


“Blue Bear is great all around.  I’ve been doing band workshops there for years, and there is always more to learn.  Some friends have also done workshops, and enjoyed the knowledgeable teachers and staff, the mission of community music education, and the chance to play in some local clubs.” – Peter L.

Explore and Enrich Your Life

Blue Bear teachers have many years of experience in the music industry and provide instruction across a wide variety of instruments and skill levels. Learn more!

Teacher Bios

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Speak with our Program Director to find out your best options for study at Blue Bear.

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