Music Programs for Kids & Teens: Lessons, Classes, Bands, Camps

Private lessons for Kids & Teens

John Turner
Ages 5 and up Most instruments & voice All levels

Give your kid the gift of a lifelong love of music and a new skill they’ll carry with them forever.  We pride ourselves on skillful personalized instruction tailored to your child’s interests and ability.  Start anytime and even take a discounted first lesson to try out a teacher!  Our faculty are professional musicians and dedicated teachers, experienced working with kids and teens.

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John Turner

After-School Group: Youth Music Programs

Discover & Amp Your Kid's Passion! Music Classes Grades 3-12
  • Blue Bear offers band classes for vaccinated students.

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All Star Bands

Rock band summer camp
Grades 6-12 All Levels Fort Mason Center

Blue Bear’s All Star Band Program is for middle- and high-schoolers who want to rock!  This unique school-year-long program is now online and will engage students in learning new songs, songwriting, and recording projects.  Give your kid a chance to grow musically and really shine!

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Rock band summer camp

All Star Songwriters

Songwriting Lesson
Grades 6-12 Fort Mason Center

Blue Bear’s All Star Songwriters Program uses an experiential, project-based approach, including a performance, a recording project, and a collaborative project, to help young artists build skills and have fun! Taught by renowned Bay Area songwriter Bonnie Hayes.

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Songwriting Lesson

Summer Camps

Grades 4-12 Fort Mason Center

Get your kid rocking this summer in Blue Bear’s week-long music day camps! Band camps run 10 am-3 pm Monday through Friday plus a 4 pm Friday performance.  Also available – camps for guitar and DJing!!

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A Lifelong Love of Music Starts Here!

“I would like to thank you and your teaching staff for making my grandson’s introduction to music education a great success! The instructors that you chose were perfect and the week was a revelation about music appreciation!” – Anita H.


“Just worth noting for the record again, that Blue Bear School of Music is a San Francisco treasure, and I would argue a treasure of the State of California and the world. I’m hoping this helps the school raise its visibility as a place where kids get the best education in how to make music. Thanks for taking the lead on this!” – James W., All Star parent

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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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