Let’s make music! Looking for group-based music lessons for kids or teens? Here are the Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda programs that let kids find their sound.
We had to draw the line somewhere. Musical instruments and group-based lessons for them are totally in. Private lessons are not listed. We included choirs but excluded musical theater, so be sure to check out some other performing arts classes in musical theater or dance. If your children are younger than elementary school, have a look at our toddler and baby class guide.
Outdoor, distanced option BandWorks offers year-round workshops for kids and teens as well as intensive musical summer camps. Children form a band for the duration of their session, work with a mentor, learn together, and perform in a gig.
Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School
Outside instrumental classes and online classes, tooChildren join a rock band, learn to play keyboard, drum set and guitar, and compose and perform originals tunes and covers together.
Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Kairos Music Academy - Youth Choir
Online and in-person classes available!Choir serves children aged 6 to 14 years old with a superb musical education and the exhilarating experience of performing choral music and musical theater.
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School
The Crowden School
Crowden classes and lessons are available on campus, subject to facilities constraints and public health guidelines. Music education for all ages from piano to chorus. Private and group classes offered.
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School
Other ways to get your kids on stage include performing arts classes of the musical theater or dance variety! If your children are younger than elementary school, have a look at our toddler and baby class guide.
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