Student Recitals @ MoMM

As part of our commitment to music education, the Museum has made our performance space available for music teachers to use for student recitals. Students can enjoy performing for their family and friends in a professional and musical atmosphere.

  • Recitals may be booked from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends and 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekdays. Advance booking is required and is recommend roughly six months in advance.

  • The cost for room rental is $50 per hour with a three hour minimum. Rental time is calculated by your recital hall arrival and exit time, not recital time. You will be charged for all hours you are in the recital hall including set up and break down time.

  • Included in the rental fee is the Museum's Steinway Grand Piano, performance stage and up to 150 chairs.

  • There are additional fees for all equipment such as microphones, monitors, amps, tables, etc. There is also a $15 food and beverage fee if you will be serving your own food and beverages.

  • After a reservation is made, a contract will be sent out confirming the date and time. Payment is required at least six weeks prior to the date of recital.

  • A full list of rental guidelines and policies will be provided as you make your reservation.

  • If the recital is held during our normal business hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, students and their guests receive 50% off museum admission on the date of the recital.

  • Because of the large volume of requests, rental space is for student recitals only and is not available for professional musicians to rent for public or private events.

For more information, please call (760) 304-5812.


For seated events that take place at the Museum, the venue is divided into two seating areas: Premium and General. Premium Seating comprises the first several rows of seats for guests who wish to sit closer to the stage. General Seating completes the remaining available space. Seating capacity for the venue is limited to 150 guests.

For seated events at the Museum, the seating format is open seating (first-come, first-served) within each designated seating area unless otherwise specified. Reserved seating is available as a benefit through the Museum's Listening & Visionary Track Membership programs.

Will call check-in typically begins one hour before the start of an event. Seating begins roughly one half-hour before the event start time.

No outside food or beverage is allowed in the Concert Venue or in the Museum Galleries.

If you have any accessibility concerns or requirements, please contact our staff at (760) 304-5844 with seating requests or accommodation questions.

Most (but not all) concert events will have a brief intermission. During this time, the Museum Galleries and Gift Shop will be open for guests to visit.

The Museum does not maintain a wait list for sold out events, and we cannot guarantee that a seat will open up after an event has sold out. We recommend purchasing tickets well in advance to ensure you have a seat for a particular event. Subscribe to our eMail list to stay informed about upcoming concerts!

All ticket sales are final. If you cannot use a ticket for an upcoming event, please consider donating your ticket back to the Museum of Making Music. Tickets may be transferred to another guest or donated back to the museum anytime up to 24 hours in advance of an event by calling (760) 304-5844. Tickets cannot be donated back to the museum after an event has already begun or has passed.

Listening to sounds at an excessive volume over prolonged periods of time can damage hearing. Though the Museum attempts to maintain control over concert volume levels, there are instances when performances can achieve high volume levels. The Museum makes hearing protection available in the form of complimentary foam ear plugs. These can be obtained at any time upon request.