Musicians Union Local 6
116 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Telephone: 415-575-0777
Office Hours: 10am to 4pm
Dues Dept. closes at 3:30pm

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Local 6 Now Accepts Credit Cards

If you are a member in good standing you can now pay online at:
If you are a new member, suspended, or dropped, please call Lori at ext. 304 to pay by credit card over the phone.


Musical News & New Directory

Archived issues of the Musical News are now available. Look for a new Membership Directory online, and in printed form, in the coming months.


The Musicians Union Local 6 is a labor union for professional musicians. Our goal is to improve the economic status, social position and general welfare of our members. We serve the following Bay Area locations: Includes all of San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.

Membership is open to all musicians and vocalists who work part-time or full-time in pop, rock, country, jazz, classical, folk or other areas of music making. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM). If you are outside of our jurisdiction and would like to find the local in your area, visit the AFM National Website.


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News & Events

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AFM6 Blog

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Abe Battat by Alex Walsh

“As long as I had my instrument under my fingers, I was happy.” When Abe Battat got out of the army, he was convinced he was going to be a musical director for a variety show. So he went to … Continue reading

Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Patience Scales – A Giving and Gracious Lady

by Alan Thomas, Life Member, Musicians Union Local Six Patience Scales is probably the most renowned music teacher who ever taught in San Francisco. When she and I engaged in conversation after the Local Six Life Member Luncheon at Nick’s … Continue reading

Tue, Feb 18, 2014

An Interview With Gretchen Elliott by Beth Zare

Beth: When did you first start working for the union? Gretchen: It depends what you mean by working. Sometime in the late 1980s, when I was in the SF Ballet Orchestra, I was appointed steward. I think that was the … Continue reading

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