Lessons in Berkeley, SF, and online


September through May: MONTHLY TUITION PROGRAM

$205 or $310 per month, due at first lesson of the month


Schedule 2022-23 School Year

click on this link for the FULL schedule:

BAM Schedule 2022-23

Thanksgiving Break Nov 21-26

Winter Break Dec 20-Jan 8

Thank you for participating in Practice for Disaster! Great Job to those who practiced 8 days in a row. We will recognize you at the Recital😁

With your help, we were able to raise


ZOOM CLASS with Ms. Theo, SUNDAY November 6

all PRE-K - 4th Graders attend

Play a piece for the class and enjoy learning time with Ms. Theo!

12:00pm Pre-K-2nd / 1:00pm 3rd-4th

Ms. Theo's Zoom Link will be sent in an email

IN PERSON RECITAL ON Saturday, December 17

Recitals at 3pm, 4:15pm, and 5:30pm

Location: Lake Merritt UMC

1330 Lakeshore Ave in Oakland

📣Let's welcome ADRIENNE PANKONIN-DAHL as our new admin assistant! Adrienne knows the ins and outs of BAM culture, so we are thrilled to have her on board.📣

It's our 20th Anniversary! Get some BAM swag!


Freight & Salvage Events: Barbie Wong's "How to Raise a Musical Child" 

A class for parents who want to set a strong musical foundation so that making music is joyful and meaningful.

Topics include:

  •  Motivating your child to practice
  •  Finding the right teacher
  •  Creating a musically rich environment
  •  Making music fun

6-week session, 1 hour each class

Jan 21 – Mar 4 (2023)

Saturdays at 8am PT / 11am ET

Register Here

Gypsy In Concert

Featuring our very own Stewart/Davis family: Mom Victoria, Dad Erik, young musicians Dresden and Vivienne will be performing in the show together!

GYPSY is considered by most to be one of the greatest Golden Age Broadway musicals, boasting an incomparable score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, a brilliantly conceived book, and one of the greatest leading roles ever to grace the stage. The show includes one spectacular hit after another, including “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together Wherever We Go,” and more.

Performing November 3 & 4 at Campbell's Heritage Theatre, and November 12th & 13th at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre.

$25 - $45
(Special pricing available for Seniors, Students and Under 35*)

Congratulations to Anya Biswas for completing Suzuki Level 3! She will perform Teasing Song by Bartok at the Graduation on November 13.



joining our BAM staff to teach Fiddle, Folk, and Jazz Violin. 

Corwin works with beginners and veterans who want to expand their expressive abilities at their instrument. They are originally from Mendocino, and currently based in the UK.

Convenient online lessons available. Spread the word!

Visit Corwin's website and enjoy the music!

College Preparation Planning

Middle schoolers and high schoolers:

are you looking ahead at the college application process, or want to find out about "what's out there" that interests you?

Young families:

are you wanting to save toward to your child's education?

Curious about what to expect?

We can assist you!