Little Bears in the Park

Welcome to the home page for Little Bears’ Park classes! Blue Bear is a music school that runs in-person, outdoor toddler classes all over SF. We also have a few classes in the East Bay.  We have been in the parks since July 2020 and have honed our craft to provide the best outdoor music classes possible! Still not convinced? Check out the story that ABC7 did about our pandemic era classes!

Enrollment is open and rolling for all of our 2023 classes. We have outdoor classes for toddlers in the following parks in SF:  Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason), Little Marina GreenSt. Mary’s Rec CenterNoe Courts, the Panhandle Picnic Area, Potrero Hill Rec Center, Mission Bay Kids’ Park, Argonne Elementary, James Lick Middle School, and Salesforce Park. We also have classes in the East Bay: in Memorial Park in Albany and at Colby Park in North Oakland.

We are offering indoor classes at our campus in Fort Mason, Noe Valley Ministry, and the Church on the Corner in Albany.

Looking for something else for your little one? Email the team at [email protected]. We’ll get back to you soon!

Want to join? Send us an email to [email protected]

We are currently enrolling for 2022! Enrollment for these classes is done by hand to comply with city and county guidelines. You cannot sign up online. Please email [email protected] to enroll in outdoor toddler music classes or with any other inquiries. Writing with your preferred park/neighborhood, day of the week, and times will make the enrollment process faster. 

Here’s the current Little Bears schedule (some of these classes may be full at time of inquiry):
The Current Schedule
(Note that certain classes may be full at the time of inquiry)
San Francisco:
– Monday at 10am and 11am with Lucia at Great Meadow (Location B)
– Monday at 10:15am and 11:15am with Michael at Little Marina Green (Location A)
– Monday at 10:30am with Rachel at Potrero Hill Rec Center (Location I)
– Monday at 4pm and 5pm with Rachel at Noe Valley Ministry (Indoors)
– Tuesday at 10am with Rachel at St. Mary’s Rec Center (Location J)
– Tuesday at 4pm and 5pm with Lucia at Mission Bay Kids Park (Location F)
– Wednesday at 10am and 11am with Bethany at Fort Mason (Indoors)
– Wednesday at 10:15am and 11:15am with Michael at Little Marina Green (Location A)
– Wednesday at 11am with Rachel at Noe Courts (Location H)
– Thursday at 10am and 11am with Rachel at the Panhandle Picnic Area (Location D)
– Thursday at 10:30am with Denzel at Salesforce Park (Location E)
– Thursday at 4pm and 5pm with Rachel at Noe Valley Ministry (Indoors)
– Saturday at 10am and 11am with Lucia at Argonne Elementary (Location C)
– Saturday at 10am and 11am with Juan at James Lick Middle School (Location G)
– Saturday at 10am and 11am with Bethany at Fort Mason (Indoors)
East Bay:
– Saturday at 10am with Rabia in Oakland’s Colby Park
– Sunday at 10am with Jasmin in Albany’s Memorial Park
– Sunday at 11am with Jasmin in Albany’s Church on the Corner (Indoors)
All classes with only one section have the possibility of adding a second section 1 hour later with enough enrollment interest. We’re so excited to rock out(side) with you! 

Welcome to Little Bears in the Park! These classes are designed to reintroduce your little ones to making music together.

  • We offer classes on an ongoing basis throughout the entire calendar year (as opposed to our previous quarterly model). To join the class, you have to buy a pack of classes. Class packs must be used in consecutive weeks, with a few exceptions. These exceptions are:
    • Illness (please communicate absences beforehand if possible)
    • Travel (please communicate absences beforehand)
    • If there is a cancellation on our end (teacher illness/travel, weather, etc)
  • Class pricing is as follows:
    • 10+ classes is $27/class meeting.
    • 5-9 classes is $31/class meeting.
    • 1-4 classes is $35/class meeting.
  • Discounts:
    • If you enroll 2x weekly or with two children, you get a 10% discount.
    • All classes at Great Meadow are offered at a 20% discount.
  • Drop-ins are allowed, and there is no minimum enrollment length.
  • Class will meet at its specified park location for 45 minutes. Bring your favorite blanket (so your little one can have a visual reminder of your space) and your instruments from home. We’re unfortunately unable to share instruments at this time, but you can definitely rock out with your own kit!
    • If you’d rather travel light, no instruments are required.
  • All unvaccinated caregivers must be masked.
  • In the event of rain or any other environmental no-go like hazardous air quality, we’ll cancel the class for the day at no charge to you. 
  • All other class rules can be found in this document.
  • Questions about the program can be emailed to [email protected].