Meet Our Teaching Faculty

San Francisco’s Best Music Teachers & Educators

 

Our Team, One Commitment

Our faculty is deeply committed to teaching as a profession, dedicated to helping students meet their unique goals.

Blue Bear teachers also work as musicians, expert in their individual crafts, with significant experience in the music industry.

Teacher Bios

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Michael Chulada

Michael Chulada joined Blue Bear in 2015 working at many of our off-site community programs with after-school kids.  While studying for his certificate in early childhood development, the connection was made that Little Bears would be an awesome fit!  Michael has played in many San Francisco bands and has a real knack for picking out fun songs that will get everyone movin’ and shakin’!

Nathan Crowe

Nathan Crowe is a composer, performer, and teacher of music based in San Francisco.  He holds degrees in music composition from St. Olaf College and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  As a multi-instrumentalist (French Horn, Electric Bass, Guitar and Piano), he has had the privilege of playing many different roles as both a soloist and in a variety of ensembles, ranging from formal orchestral concert hall settings to collaborative improvisation sessions, freelance gigs, and several bands throughout his career (genres include Classical, Indie, Jazz, Rock/Blues, and Metal).  As a composer, his output reflects the performing environments he’s been in–many times synthesizing elements of the music he loves to listen to and play.  Nathan currently sings as a volunteer with St. Dominic’s Schola Cantorum in Lower Pacific Heights, works as a music librarian at SFCM, and continues to write and record his own music. 

Meggie Davidson

Meggie Davidson joined Blue Bear as an experienced early childhood music teacher. A lifelong musician, Meggie has sung in numerous choirs and chamber ensembles over the years, as well as performing her own music as a solo artist. In San Francisco, Meggie can be heard singing at City Church of San Francisco, and in the CCSF choir, often performing alongside members of Magik*Magik Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, as well as with other Bay Area musicians. With a BA in music performance, she loves sharing a wide array of musical styles with her students: anything from jazz, to opera, to Broadway, to rock! An exuberant kid at heart who loves being silly, Meggie loves teaching in the Little Bears program!

Rachel Hoiem

Rachel Hoiem has been part of the Little Bears program for over 10 years. She loves getting everyone moving with her zany songs that she’s collected from the many years she has worked with children. She has a B.A. in jazz piano from SF State and is proud to be a native San Franciscan. She’s played shows on most of the stages of local SF clubs and continues to record and perform with her band, Novio Electrico. She enjoys sharing her love of rock n roll, country, surf, and blues with lots of guitar jams and boogie-woogie piano that’s sure to get you and your kiddo grooving to the beat!

Bethany Mitchell

Bethany Mitchell was raised in Mission Viejo, California, where she studied dance from the age of four and piano from the age of six. She began her professional career in 2004 as a dancer with Ballet Pacifica in Irvine and moved to San Francisco in 2007 to tour internationally with Liss Fain Dance. While living in San Francisco, Bethany also taught children at ODC Dance Commons and Blue Bear School of Music. She moved to New York City in 2012 to further her career and danced with Battery Dance and Indelible Dance while teaching at the Mark Morris Dance Center and Harlem School of the Arts. She has toured to over forty countries as a professional dancer and taught master classes and creative workshops in over twenty countries as a teaching artist with Battery Dance. She also writes and performs her own music, and has played solo shows at Rockwood Music Hall and Gold Sounds in New York City and Amado’s in San Francisco. She is currently teaching children and pursuing her own creative endeavors in San Francisco.

Jasmin Moosavi

Jasmin Moosavi studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and at Marymount Manhattan College for Voice & Performance in New York City. She began recording music, writing lyrics, and performing on stages all over the East and West coasts at a very young age. A musician at heart and an educator by choice, Jasmin is a seasoned vocal coach, acting teacher, musician, and performer. Her formal training as a classical singer is apparent in her musical influences which range from heavy metal to classical opera; Jasmin believes that a true musician has a variety of musical influences. Jasmin works professionally with singers and artists of all genres, including rock, metal, jazz, Broadway, and classical. She helps singers of varying vocal styles to access and maintain their peak abilities in singing and musicianship, regardless of their level of expertise. Jasmin teaches her students how to develop correct singing techniques, apply them successfully, grow creatively, and gain healthy vocal strategies to deliver a skillful performance on stage or in the studio. She has found that the perfect way to combine her love for learning and sharing her passion for music is through teaching. Jasmin can be found performing with her Bay Area-based band.

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