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Music classes for East Bay kids

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.

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BandWorks Oakland youth programs | Photo: BandWorks

BandWorks

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 8-week session, work with a mentor, learn together, and perform in a gig.

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

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Music Club After School Program invites kindergarten through 5th Grade students to expand their musical knowledge a few afternoons per week. Music Club features song games and music reading.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Jon's School of Music

Children, ages 1 to 8, join a rock band, learn to play keyboard, drum set, and guitar, and compose and perform originals tunes and covers together. Classes currently meet outdoors.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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Junior Center of Art and Science

Junior Center classes engage learners in a variety of STEAM programs, from carpentry to game design. Our classes are small, supportive, environments where children can are inspired to explore and express their creativity. Classes are 9-10 weeks both online and in person. Sliding scale available.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Kairos Music Academy - Youth Choir

Youth 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

Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir

For children who love to sing, ages 4-18. This program of vocal training and music education is taught by experienced, caring faculty.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

San Francisco Girls Chorus & Prep Chorus

The San Francisco Girls Chorus creates outstanding performances featuring the unique and compelling sound of young women’s voices through an exemplary music education program. The Chorus School offers programs in two locations: San Francisco and Emeryville. Begins at age 4.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, 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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  1. My son is just getting started with Bandworks, but everything thing is here: Excellent instructor and location ! If you want to expose your kids to music in a way that can teach them to love music and build confidence, this is the place to start! Highly recommend !

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