Drum Lessons @ Balboa Park

Blue Bear offers private drum lessons at a studio a short walk from the Balboa BART Station.  You can start anytime, and can take a discounted first lesson to try out our drum instructor Shaun McGonegal.  Shaun teaches a wide variety of styles.  Mondays thru Thursdays and Saturdays.  All ages, all levels.

  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Latin

Take your first lesson with Shaun for $55 for an hour or $29 for a half-hour.

  1 lesson 4 lessons 10 lessons
Half-hours $43 $163* $375
Hours $80 $310* $700

*$5 or $10 discount for Autopay – save your card and your 4-packs will automatically renew until you tell us to stop.

Hour lessons can be scheduled weekly or every-other week.  Half-hour lessons must be scheduled weekly.  Or you can schedule lessons one-at-a-time, on your own schedule.

We have lesson times available Mondays-Thursdays 1-9 pm and Saturday mornings and afternoons.  Hour lessons can be taken weekly or every-other-week.  Half-hour lessons must be taken weekly.

To inquire about openings, schedule a time to speak with our Program Director.

There is no charge for a lesson canceled with at least two days’ notice before the close of business. You may cancel directly with Shaun by phone or email.

If your lesson is on: You need to notify the teacher by:
Monday Anytime Saturday
Tuesday Anytime on Sunday
Wednesday Anytime Monday
Thursday Anytime Tuesday
Saturday Anytime Thursday

Lessons are ongoing until you tell Blue Bear and your teacher you’re stopping.  Unless you have specifically scheduled your lessons as one-time lessons, you will remain on your teacher’s schedule until you tell us you want to discontinue, even though your lesson pack may have run out.  In order to avoid being charged for a lesson after your pack runs out, we need to hear from you two days before what would be your next scheduled lesson.

A Note on Blue Bear’s Cancellation Policy
For our 4-pack lessons, Blue Bear has the most consumer-friendly cancellation policy of any music school we know:  most schools don’t allow cancellations and offer only limited makeups. Our discounted 10-packs are more like other schools and are best for students who can be consistent with lesson attendance.

4-packs expire three months after the first lesson.  10-packs expire 75 days after the first lesson, so you have 11 weeks to complete ten lessons. (Expiration dates are extended for every-other-week lessons, holidays, and teacher cancellations.)
Expired Lessons
There are no refunds for expired lessons, BUT you can give an expired lesson to a friend or use it as an extra lesson for yourself.  What is an “extra lesson”?  If you take weekly lessons, an extra lesson is a second lesson in a week.  If you take every-other-week lessons, an extra lesson is a lesson during your off-week or a second lesson during your on-week.  Nothing else is an extra lesson.  You may use expired lessons as a gift for someone else whether or not you are scheduled for recurring lessons.
Private Lesson Refund Policy
If you discontinue your lessons and come off the schedule, remaining credit will be held for a year after the last lesson taken.  You may request a credit refund any time during this year.