The Word on Bird
Bird is a school of music, an art space, a performance venue, a recording facility, a yoga studio and more.
Here, music and technology come together in a positive and safe environment. Students of all ages (7 to infinity) and skill levels 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.
You rock! And we want to help you do it, whether you’re an elementary-age kid who wants to learn an instrument, a teen who wants to form a band, an adult who wants to pick up that guitar or drumkit you abandoned after college, or a pro who wants to record an album. We also offer music and movement classes for babies and preschoolers.
Our Community Band and Second Line Saturdays take music to the streets and into nursing homes, schools and other locations. Bird Records artists donate a portion of their profits to charity, and Bird supports programs promoting music in schools and local arts.
Our students and campers record and edit songs and videos, learning about computer-based music recording equipment and software.
Bird Second-Line brass band is accelerated learning in the most fun environment.
Students gain solid fundamentals and knowledge about every aspect of music performance.
Come learn about the greats like Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory while playing in a live musical history lesson.
Skills we work on each week:
Lead Sheets and Charts
Weekly 90-minute Saturday (12-1:30pm) sessions for all ages, kids and adults – everyone is welcome to join the parade!
Bird School Brass Band
Location: San Francisco, CA
Member: Lane Murchison: Bass Drum/Snare Drum
Daniel C.: Bass Drum/Snare Drum
Blake Ritterman: Bass Drum/Snare Drum
Ed Ivey: Tuba
Matt Funamura: Trumpet
Dave Bullers: Tenor Sax
Molly R.: Tenor Sax
Jonah N.: Trumpet
I'm Smarter Than Average Beaver - "Halloween"
Private and Semi-Lessons