Bird School of Music
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Our Mission
Bird provides instrumental instruction and band supervision to children, young adults and old adults. Our dedicated and passionate teaching staff draws from academic truths and established art forms in an effort to encourage original compositions and provoke fresh perspectives.

Instrumental & Voice Instruction
We offer individual and group instruction in voice, guitar, bass, drums, piano/keyboards, sax and yes, ukulele. If it has strings, you can beat on it or you can blow into it, we can probably teach you how to play it. Click here for the current schedule and class descriptions »

Our instructors help students form bands, and provide group supervision, instruction, rehearsal space and performance opportunities for your existing band. From song-writing classes to instruction in stage presence, running rehearsals and making demos and videos, learn what it takes from actual performing musicians. Perform live with your band at our epic end-of-session concerts. We even have mom and dad bands that practice on their lunch hour. Plus, Bird bands have access to the equipment and supervision to record a full length CD in our professional studio. Click here for band info »

Private & Semi-Private Lessons
Whether you're just getting started or want to improve your skills one-on-one, private lessons can help. Schedule a 30-minute or 60-minute lesson on the instrument of your choosing. We offer excellent instruction on guitar, bass, piano/keyboards, drums, horns, voice and more. Ask and you shall receive. Semi-private (small group) lessons also available. Call (415.441.3551) or email us for details.

Rehearsal Space
Get out of the garage! Our sound-proof and state-of-the-art rehearsal space offers every amenity, from stage, lights, sound reinforcement, instrument amplification, drums/percussion and other doo-dads and gizmos to our custom ping-pong table. Evening and weekend rehearsal slots are available (2-hour minimum). Click here for details »

Special Clinics & Workshops
We regularly offer clinics lasting from one day up to two weeks on special-interest topics. Past clinics have included Percussion, GarageBand, Recording a Demo and Musical Performance. See what's coming up or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Professional Audio & Video Services
Bird has the gear, talent and staff to assist you in creating your demo, CD or commercial recording project (in off hours). Need an audition demo or video to get into the program, school or college of your choice? We can do that, too. We also have access to session musicians if you need them. And if you want to learn how everything works, we offer introduction to engineering live and recorded sound. Click here for more info »

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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Our Student handbook has useful info about our services and expectations.

Gift Certificates
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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