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Bread & Roses Presents Online Music Classes

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Support a nonprofit that since 1974 has been bringing hope and healing through live music to isolated Bay Area audiences. Learn to play the music you love, create good vibes during these difficult times, help sustain local musicians and experience the many health benefits of learning to play music.

Playing a musical instrument has many benefits and brings joy to you and the people around you.

Bread & Roses is now offering online music lessons on Zoom! Learn to play the music that you love with our wonderful community of music educators in the comfort of your own home practice space.


We will match you with the perfect teacher that meets your music goals. For availability and class pricing, please contact:

Francesca Lee

415-816-4862 |


By signing up for music classes with Bread & Roses, a portion of your class fee becomes a direct donation to a nonprofit that has been bringing the healing power of live music to isolated audiences since 1974. Not only are our teachers professional musicians but they are also volunteer performers that bring music to institutional settings like prisons, recovery centers, convalescent homes, homeless shelters and low-income schools. Your support goes a long way to maintaining our music program for under-served populations in institutional settings.


· Fosters your self-expression and relieves stress.

· Boosts lifelong brain function.

· Promotes happiness in your life and those around you.

· Singing enhances your respiratory system.

· Sharpens your concentration.

· Strengthens bonds with others.

· Music increases blood flow in your brain.

· Strengthens memory and reading skills.

· Lowers levels of depression and anxiety.


Caroline Sky | Voice, Guitar

Caroline Sky’s talents as a vocal artist were honed at an early age, when she was accepted into the prestigious San Francisco Girls Chorus as a mere nine-year-old, becoming one of the youngest members ever to be elevated to that company’s top level. This world-class training gave her opportunities to develop a strong vocal vocabulary, to perform regularly at the city’s legendary Davies Symphony Hall, to tour extensively, even to be selected for appearances with the San Francisco Opera. Her debut EP Awake Now was produced in 2015.

Caroline was a contestant on Season 12 of NBC's top-rated music reality show, The Voice, receiving chair turns from both Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. She competed as a member of Team Gwen, and was later "stolen" back by Blake Shelton. Finally, having competed in three episodes, Caroline was the last contestant to be "knocked out" prior to the airing of live performances in her season. She remains grateful for the experience, and has stayed in close contact with a number of her fellow Season 12 contestants. Notably, Caroline and her Voice "Battle Round" partner Stephanie Rice teamed up in the Spring of 2018 to perform in a concert benefiting victims of the Sonoma and Napa wine country wildfires.

Caroline is currently living in New York City where she performs with her band in various venues. She is writing songs and recording her music for a new release this year.

Daniel Erik | Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice

Specializing in bass and guitar, Daniel Erik began his career as a guitarist at the young age of six. Born in Missouri, Daniel was immersed at an early age in the blues scene of St. Louis. By the age of twelve, he started his own band and began gigging around town. Since moving to San Francisco, Daniel has become a core member of many professional touring groups such as Crooked Flower, Brett Hunter Band, Papa Bear and the Easy Love, Southern Brew Band and several others. In addition, Daniel is a songwriter who collaborated on his first record Fearless Child in 2017.

Daniel is also passionate about his volunteer work and is a regular volunteer performer for Bread & Roses Presents bringing live, uplifting music to isolated institutional audiences. He also dedicates a lot of time as a registered performing artist with Musicians On Call, bringing live music to hospitals.

Kurt Huget | Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele

Kurt Huget has been a mainstay of the Bay Area music scene for many years, as a performer, songwriter and guitar teacher. His original Americana music contains elements of folk, country, bluegrass, jazz and blues. He has performed, recorded and written songs with members of many of the great San Francisco rock bands, including co-writing songs with legendary Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter. Dream State is among his recordings released in 2011.

For over 30 years, he has been a performer and host volunteer for Bread & Roses. Additionally, he teaches a weekly guitar class at San Quentin Prison. He offers lessons in guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele.

Francesca Lee | Voice, Guitar, Piano and Songwriting

Francesca Lee graduated from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (Music) in 2002 majoring in pop vocal performance and songwriting. She is best known for her soulful/sultry vocals and music that merges styles of Folk, Pop, Blues and Jazz.

In 2004 she moved to San Francisco and established herself in the Bay Area music scene as a singer-songwriter. She was a top ten regional finalist in The Lilith Fair Talent Search through Her album, The Pieces Left, was produced by Michael Winger, executive director of the Northern CA Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) presenters of the Grammys. Songs from this release were featured on KFOG’S LOCAL Scene Vol. 6 and Songwriters Unplugged-Live at Yoshi’s.

She has been working as a professional musician in the Bay Area since 2004 and has been a staff show producer for Bread & Roses Presents since 2010. She joined the teacher staff at the Blue Bear School of Music in 2018 and The Freight & Salvage in 2019. She is passionate about guiding students on how to discover their own unique sound, carve out their niche, as well as develop their craft in lyrics, song arrangement and as performing singer-songwriters. She has also served as a judge for West Coast Songwriters' monthly songwriting showcase & competition and hosts many group songwriting workshops throughout the year.


For availability and class pricing, please contact Francesca Lee:

415-816-4862 |

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