Little Bears in the Park

Welcome to the home page for Little Bears’ Park classes! We are a music school that runs in-person, socially distanced outdoor toddler classes all over San Francisco. We also have a few classes in the East Bay.

 

Enrollment for these classes is done by hand to comply with city and county guidelines. You cannot sign up online. Please email lb@bluebearmusic.org to enroll or with any other inquiries. Writing with your preferred park/neighborhood, day of the week, and times will make the enrollment process faster.

 

We currently have classes in San Francisco in the following parks: Golden Gate Park (near Stow Lake), Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason), Little Marina Green (across the street from Palace of Fine Arts), Holly Park, Noe Courts (the field just north of the courts), Upper Noe Rec Center, and the Panhandle Picnic Area. We also have one class in the East Bay, in Memorial Park in Albany. The class schedule is below:

 

– Mon/Wed 10:15 and 11:30am with Michael at Little Marina Green (Mon 6/14 – Wed 8/18) (10:15 sections are FULL)
– Mon/Wed 11am with Lucia at Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason) (Wed 6/16 – Wed 7/28)
– Wed 10am with Lucia at Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason) (Wed 6/16 – Wed 7/28)
– Mon/Thu 10am with Nathan at the Panhandle Picnic Area (Mon 6/21 – Thu 8/19)
– Mon 5pm with Rachel at Upper Noe Rec Center (Mon 6/14 – 8/9)
– Tue 10am with Bethany at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Tue 6/15 – Tue 8/17)
– Tue/Thu 10am and 11am with Rachel at Holly Park (Tue 6/15 – Thu 8/19)
– Wed 12pm with Rachel at the Noe Courts (Wed 6/16 – Wed 8/18)
– Wed 10am with Nathan at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Wed 6/23 – Wed 8/18)
– Fri 11am with Bethany at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Fri 6/18 – Fri 8/20)
– Sat 10:30am with Lucia at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Sat 6/19 – Sat 7/31)
– Sunday 10 and 11am with Jasmin at Albany’s Memorial Park (Sun 6/13 – Sun 8/22)
 

We know that it’s sunny out and after a year inside everyone is excited for outdoor toddler classes in San Francisco. We have been in the parks since July of 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!

 

Looking for something else for your little one? You might find it on the Little Bears home page, which has our other class options, or you can jump right to Mini Little Bears, our most popular online offering. If you’re still not sure what you’d like to do, email Tennessee at lb@bluebearmusic.org. He’ll get back to you soon!

Want to join? Send us an email to lb@bluebearmusic.org

Enrollment is open for summer! If you’d like to join, please email us at lb@bluebearmusic.org and let us know which park/time is your preference.

Summer class schedule is as follows:

– Mon/Wed 10:15 and 11:30am with Michael at Little Marina Green (Mon 6/14 – Wed 8/18) (10:15 sections are FULL)
– Mon/Wed 11am with Lucia at Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason) (Wed 6/16 – Wed 7/28)
– Wed 10am with Lucia at Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason) (Wed 6/16 – Wed 7/28)
– Mon/Thu 10am with Nathan at the Panhandle Picnic Area (Mon 6/21 – Thu 8/19)
– Mon 5pm with Rachel at Upper Noe Rec Center (Mon 6/14 – 8/9)
– Tue 10am with Bethany at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Tue 6/15 – Tue 8/17)
– Tue/Thu 10am and 11am with Rachel at Holly Park (Tue 6/15 – Thu 8/19)
– Wed 12pm with Rachel at the Noe Courts (Wed 6/16 – Wed 8/18)
– Wed 10am with Nathan at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Wed 6/23 – Wed 8/18)
– Fri 11am with Bethany at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Fri 6/18 – Fri 8/20)
– Sat 10:30am with Lucia at Golden Gate Park (Stow Lake) (Sat 6/19 – Sat 7/31)
– Sunday 10 and 11am with Jasmin at Albany’s Memorial Park (Sun 6/13 – Sun 8/22)
 
We’re so excited to rock out(side) with you! 
  • Welcome to Little Bears in the Park! These are designed to be socially distant outdoor classes, re-introducing your little ones to making music, together. Drop-ins are now allowed, and there is no minimum enrollment length.
  • You can enroll 1x weekly in the classes that meet 2x weekly. If you enroll 2x weekly, you will get a 10% discount.
  • Tuition and session lengths may vary, but the price breaks down to $25/class. This Summer most class lengths will be 10 weeks.
  • 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, please!
  • Should you be unable to attend class one week, makeups are available and can be used in other Park classes or in our Mini Little Bears Sessions; these expire at the end of the term and have no cash value.
  • In the event of rain or any other environmental no-go like hazardous air quality, we’ll cancel the class for the day and refund/issue your family a credit based on your preference. 
  • For summer quarter, we are also not charging for vacation absences as long as they are communicated to the Little Bears Director in advance.
  • All other class rules can be found in this document.
  • Questions about the program can be emailed to lb@bluebearmusic.org.