• John Philip Sousa

    Anybody can write music of a sort.

    But touching the public heart is quite another thing.

    John Philip Sousa

  • Maynard Ferguson

    Change is always happening.

    That's one of the wonderful things about jazz music.

    Maynard Ferguson

  • Bob Moog

    Every tradition was once an innovation.

    Robert Moog

  • Lionel Hampton

    Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating.

    Lionel Hampton

  • Joan Jett

    My guitar is not a thing.

    It is an extension of myself.

    It is who I am.

    Joan Jett

  • Lawrence Welk

    Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.

    Lawrence Welk

    • Maria Muldaur

      Maria Muldaur
      March 4 @ 7:00 PM

      Maria Muldaur’s 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis” has enshrined her in the hearts of baby boomers everywhere.

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    • California Guitar Trio

      California Guitar Trio
      March 18 @ 7:00 PM

      Captivating stories and humor will make you feel like you're part of the music.

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    • Guitarmania to Beatlemania

      Guitarmania to Beatlemania
      March 25 @ 2:00 PM

      Explore the six-string guitar and its relatives, from its Medieval roots, through its popularity in 19th century Europe, to its journey to the U.S.

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    • Laurence Juber

      Laurence Juber
      March 25 @ 7:00 PM

      Internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, Laurance Juber is an established, world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

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    • Tom Paxton & The Don Juans

      Tom Paxton & The Don Juans
      March 31 @ 7:00 PM

      Three musical icons gather for a performance in celebration of songwriting, storytelling and the Dreadnought.

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    • Learn to... Songwrite

      Learn to... Songwrite
      April 1 @ 10:00 AM

      Discover the songwriting process, learn tips from seasoned professionals and maybe event get started on your own song.

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      • Museum of Making Music
        Ginormous Pop Rocks or motion controlled instruments that rock? The innovative @phonotonic changes your movements into music and is one of the many remarkable instruments you'll see in the museum's upcoming "Summer of Innovation" exhibition this June.
      • Museum of Making Music
        Nice threads! Want to show off your dreadnought love? We have something that might just be the perfect fit for you.
      • Museum of Making Music
        What's wrong with this guitar? Absolutely nothing! It's the EXO Insideout Guitar, a dreadnought style guitar built by Steve Rajski. Instead of placing the bracing on the inside, this instrument features it on the outside in an effort to enhance the guitar's tone.
      • Museum of Making Music
        Macy's Museum Month is underway! Get your pass at any San Diego (and Temecula) Macy's for half-price admission at all participating museums including MoMM!
      • Museum of Making Music
        50 years ago rhythm was king! This 1967 Maestro Rhythm King drum machine was dubbed the "funk box" by Sly Stone and is on display at the Museum of Making Music's #NAMMSHOW booth in Hall E lobby.

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