Got lots to say? Learn how to say it. In music. Your way.
Blue Bear’s All Star Songwriters Program is for young musicians who write, including singers who write lyrics. Students in grades 6-12 will work with renowned Bay Area artist and educator Bonnie Hayes, learning the craft of writing songs and self-expression through music. You can join anytime and enroll for a minimum of four weeks . . . or for the whole school year. 4 classes for $200, 10 classes for $450. Every other Saturday, 12:30-2:30 pm.
Apply here to become an All Star Songwriter!
Testimonial from Salem Ilese
My songwriting mentor Bonnie Hayes is starting an All Star Songwriters program at Blue Bear. This is a great opportunity for 6th-12th graders to develop their songwriting and work on self-discovery, self-expression, agency, identity, and building community!
Salem attributes her music career to legendary writer Bonnie Hayes, her first songwriting teacher. Salem attended Songwriting summer camps at Blue Bear with Bonnie from 2010-2012.
@salemilese now has 3.8 million followers and 53 million likes on TikTok. Her single “Mad at Disney” was awarded gold by the RIAA. The song peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Global 200 in 2020 and appeared on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Popular Songs in 2020. Additionally, Ilese co-wrote Jamie Miller‘s “Here’s Your Perfect,” Bella Poarch‘s “Build a Bitch,” and Tomorrow X Together‘s “Anti-Romantic.”