Bird School of Music
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Bird is a school of music, an art space, a performance venue, a recording facility and even a yoga studio.

Here, music and technology come together in a positive and safe environment. Students are encouraged to use what's current to enhance their creative musical ideas. We emphasize technique and exposure to all genres of music, enabling musicians to build on familiar ideas to produce something unique. We like to think of our work as the intersection of music, community and technology.

Bird provides instrumental instruction and band supervision to children (ages 7+), young adults and adults. Our musical offerings include instrumental and voice instruction, bands, private and semi-private lessons, rehearsal space, special clinics and workshops and professional audio and video services. For more information on our music instruction and recording services, please see the Music page.

Co-founder and director Lane Murchison is an experienced musician, instructor, composer and producer who performs regularly in the Bay Area and beyond. Private lesson instructors, a house engineer, student interns and guest artists drive our clinics, lessons and workshops.

All students are encouraged to collaborate in jams, bands and special projects. Beyond music instruction and production, Bird hosts yoga classes, art shows, musical performances and other events. We are a resource and a gathering place, drawing on the mutual creative vibe present in all these disciplines.

Bird donates a portion of its profits to programs promoting music in schools and local arts.

Students use technology to evaluate critical skills such as timing and hearing. Working with the latest DAW (digital audio workstations), all experience levels have the ability to archive their songs, jams and lessons.

In addition to vital old-school knowledge like setting up amps and other analog equipment, students gain an understanding of computer-based music recording equipment and software.

Bird student performing
^ ABOVE: A Bird student performs at the February 2008 end-of-session concert, featuring the music of Motown.
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1924 Polk Street at Pacific
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Give someone the Bird! Bird gift certificates are available in any amount and make great gifts. Call us at 415.441.3551 or email

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