top of page

A Brief 36 Year History of Lennon Studios

Lennon Studios a Woman owned business first opened it’s doors in 1984 on Capp Street in San Francisco's Mission District as Capp Street Studios, playing host to such bands as 4 Non Blondes, Chris Issacs, The Tubes, Faith No More, Dead Kennedys, Verbal Abuse, Flipper, L-7 & Death Angel. Owner Carole Lennon started the Studios so her two young boys Frankie and Andrew (who were in bands at that time) would have a safe place to rehearse. In 1992 having outgrown that location Carole along with her manager and former Studio Instrument Rental Employee & local musician Jaycee Frances (formerly J.Crucifix) moved operations to Ninth Street in the South of Market area of San Francisco. Here Lennon Rehearsal & Music Services was unleashed and introduced the very first late night music store & the very first fully equipped rehearsal rooms in S.F. introduced in BAM magazine as: “The New York Special” since all the studios in New York had gear in their rooms and the studios in S.F. did not. We then opened a second location dedicated strictly to monthly lockout & music education. In March 2020 at the height of the Corona Virus Pandemic we shut down our Hourly Operations. This Decision to close was made in 2019 and announced in January 2020. At Lennon we still continue to provide the local musicians with Quality Monthly Rehearsal Studios. Setting the standards in rehearsal for Over 36 years and helping local & touring musicians reach their goals is what we’re all about. We are a Real Rehearsal Studio and not some fly by night operation with a fancy web site better than our actual presence.  What you see is what you get and at Lennon Studios and that's the best. Thank You to all our Customers and friends for the support these past 36 years gone by and the years of Service we will provide moving forward with our Monthly Rehearsals, Equipment Rentals and Online Music Shop at Reverb.


Thank You to all Our Lennon Staff for Their Dedication & Work Performance.

*Alfie Kulzick / Office Manager, Bookings & Storage

*J. Crucifix (Jaycee) Studio Manager, Pro Accounts, Equipment Rental & Sales.

*Andrew Boak / Inventory Control & Front Office Staff

*Chelsea Rose / Bookings & Front Office Staff

*Luna Penny OLcott / Bookings & Front Office Staff

*Random Strat & Kathleen Damon / Maintenance Front Desk Help

Andrew Lennon / Bookings & Front Office Staff

Jim Pitts / Bookings & Front Office Manager

Boom King / Bookings, Front Office Staff & Drum Tech

Steve Hart / Bookings, Front Office Staff & Assistant (RIP)

Jeff Davis / Bookings, Front Office Staff & Recording Engineer (RIP)

Steve Clic / Bookings & Front Office Staff

* Lennon Staff at Closing


Carole Lennon / CEO / El Presidente

​Jaycee Frances / Monthly Studio Manager / Sound Tech / Repairs, Sales & EQ Rentals

Random Strat / On Site Manager, Maintenance, On Site Assistant & Security

bottom of page