Music Magic Series (All Ages): In-person
Please note: Masks & proof of vaccine REQUIRED for adults. Vaccines strongly recommend for children over 6 months. Masks strongly recommended for children over 2 years.
The non-member rate for this 4-session series is $120 and the member rate is $100. Click here to purchase your membership today.
This class is for parents and caregivers with children from birth to preschool.
Come shake, rattle, and rock 'n' roll with us!
Music Magic is a multi-week series of music classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hosted by Blue Bear School of Music. Blue Bear has been in SF for over 50 years and has offered classes for children for nearly two decades. These classes have a bit more of a rock/contemporary focus compared to other organizations. You'll be surprised at how quickly your little one starts signing the songs at home!
Making music helps encourage rhythm, allows for joyful self-expression, and provides consistent opportunities for socialization. It also relieves stress and increases bonding for everyone, while supporting holistic development. Music-making also improves neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to form new pathways as a result of "experiences", or learning, through influences such as sound, sensation, movement, and attention).
- Registration includes one child and one caregiver.
- Instruments will be provided.
Juan Samaca (Bogotá, August 14, 1995). He began classical music studies with the guidance of Luis Francisco Venegas and Christian Vargas at ten. Undergraduate studies at ASAB (Superior academy of arts of Bogotá) with professors: Sonia Viteri, Daniel Forero, and César Quevedo. He is currently doing his master's studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the mentorship of David Tanenbaum.
He has taken masterclasses with international artists like Leo Brouwer, Sergio Assad, David Russell, Pepe Romero, and more. He has performed in different cultural venues and halls in Colombia, Uruguay, the United States, and Ecuador. He has been awarded varied recognitions like Ciclo de Conciertos Universitarios of Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Festival de Guitarras Sono, Programa Crédito Beca Colfuturo, and the First price SFCM Guitar Concerto Competition 2022.
He studied the specialization in Music Business at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He is the director of the Colombian NGO La Retreta. Its objective is to make classical music more accessible to a different public. Thanks to these efforts he has received the Mentorship Program 2022 from the Guitar Foundation of America, where he studied with Martha Masters, Also, he won the PDG Tier 1 by SFCM with the project 3d printed violins for all.
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