Little Bears in the Park

Welcome to the home page for Little Bears’ Park classes! We are offering in-person, socially distanced music classes for toddlers all over San Francisco, and a few classed in the East Bay. All enrollment for these classes is done very carefully to comply with city and county guidelines, so you cannot sign up online. If you’d like to inquire about which classes are currently being offered and add your child to the waitlist, please email us at lb@bluebearmusic.org with your preferred Park/neighborhood, day of the week, and times.

 

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), St. Mary’s Rec Area (south of Holly Park), and the Panhandle picnic area. We also have one class in the East Bay, in Memorial Park in Albany.

 

Want to join? Send us an email! 

If you’d like to join, please email us at lb@bluebearmusic.org and let us know which Park is your preference to be alerted when we start enrollment.

Classes will be held in Golden Gate Park (near Stow Lake), Great Meadow Park (Fort Mason), Little Marina Green (across the street from Palace of Fine Arts), St. Mary’s Rec Area (south of Holly Park), and the Panhandle picnic area.

We also have one East Bay class, Sunday mornings in Memorial Park in Albany.

We’re so excited to potentially rock outside 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. To keep everyone as safe as possible, drop-ins are unfortunately not permitted–these will be fixed-enrollment classes.
  • Due to some recent changes in guidance from SFDPH, we have had to change the majority of our classes to meet twice weekly instead of once weekly. Our Albany class is still being help once weekly. If you’re interested in a once weekly SF class, please send us an email to lb@bluebearmusic.org.
  • Tuition and session lengths may vary, but the price breaks down to $25/class; for this Winter, we will be asking for half the money up front ($275), because of the large number of rain cancellations that we anticipate. After those credits are used, we will evaluate the best way to pay for the remainder of the class. most likely we will button up payment for the second half at the end of the quarter.
  • Class will meet at its specified park location twice a week 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 caregivers must be masked, please!
  • Should you be unable to attend class one week, makeups are available and can be used in our Online Little Bears or Mini Little Bears Sessions; these expire at the end of the term and have no cash value. Unfortunately, to keep cohorts stable, we’re not able to have you make up class in another park class at this time. 
  • 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. 
  • Questions about the program can be emailed to lb@bluebearmusic.org.