CMC Sundays

September 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Music Center Mission District Branch
544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110


Community Music Center welcomes the public to our Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free at CMC Sundays! Bring your instrument, your voice, your family, and friends!

Highlights include Music for Children, private lessons, Beatles and Latin Music Jam Sessions, and Vocal Performance Practicum. Learn how to prevent performance injuries, and don’t miss the crowd-pleasing favorite: Instrument Petting Zoo!





3:00-3:45pmMusic For Children class with Irene Chagall


  • Guitar demo lessons
  • Violin demo lessons
  • Piano demo lessons


  • Instrument Petting Zoo: strings, guitar, and piano
  • Ukulele Demo Class

3:00-3:45pm – Music For Children demo (parents welcome!)


  • Fretted Instrument demo lessons (guitar, banjo ukulele, mandolin)
  • Beatles Music Jam


  • Vocal Performance Practicum (requires RSVP—see below for details)
  • Violin demo lessons
  • Piano demo lessons
  • Embodiment & Expression for Musicians
  • Mission District Therapy


  • Latin Music Jam
  • Instrument Petting Zoo: strings, guitar, and piano
  • Guitar demo lessons
  • Ukulele Demo Class



Latin Music Jam Session with Tregar Otton and Miguel Govea
Open to vocalists and instrumentalists (violin, piano, brass and woodwinds,  bass, Latin percussion).  Come play Latin and Cuban grooves with others and engage in the art of the Jam Session! There will be room for solos and ensemble playing. Sheet music will be provided.

Beatles Music Jam Session with Scott Feichter
Join Scott Feichter, leader of CMC’s Thursday night Beatles Ensemble in recreating the immortal music of the Beatles. Bring your instrument (all are welcome) or voice and channel your inner John, Paul, George, or Ringo in a fun group setting. Sheet music will be provided.

Ukulele Demo Group Class with Sandy Brassard
Bring your ukulele and play in fun group class environment. You’ll be introduced to some favorite tunes to play and sing along.  The instructor will provide song sheets with chords. Open to all ages and levels of experience. This class is a free trial of the new Ukulele for Beginners class at CMC on Sundays from 2 – 3pm.

Vocal Performance Practicum with Jonathan Smucker & Richard Fey
This workshop provides an opportunity to perform a song for fellow singers in an informal setting, and to receive feedback on your performance from faculty. Singers in the practicum will have the opportunity to rework all or part of the piece, and may sing with our provided faculty pianist or self accompany. Interested singers should email their name, song title, and timing (five minutes or less) to Jonathan Smucker at by September 4th.

Embodiment & Expression for Musicians Demo Class with Sonja Riket
Are you experiencing tension, pain, discomfort or performance anxiety while you are singing or playing your instrument? Come to a demo with Sonja to explore how you can free yourself! If possible, bring your instrument.
This fall the full course Embodiment & Expression for Musicians will be offered by Sonja Riket, Somatic Movement Therapist, who is a certified Feldenkrais® and Body-Mind Centering® teacher. You will learn to find more ease and expression to improve the quality and longevity of your musical life.

Meet CMC’s Neighbor, Mission District Therapy
Mission District Therapy will have a table at CMC Sunday. Learn about injury prevention for musicians of all levels. Meet with physical therapists from Mission District Therapy who can answer your questions and concerns about how you can stay injury-free while you develop your musical skills, enabling you to pursue your passion for years to come.   You may also speak with them about an existing injury.