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Recreational Music Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Bands & Ensembles, Music

Mission: The Mission of Recreational Music Center (RMC) is to cultivate the joy of making music through relevant, cutting edge teaching methods, making them available to everyone regardless of financial resources or other barriers.

Target demographics: Youth and adults to actively participate in music making in the San Diego communities, regardless of financial resources or other barriers.

Geographic areas served: San Diego, California

Programs: school programs, music camps, private lessons, live band experience, homeschool classes, ensembles and adult lessons.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my girls have attended classes (piano and guitar) and camps at RMC. The teachers and staff are top-notch! Above everything else, my girls learn to love music here...that is worth more than 5 stars!

Client Served

Rating: 4

A enrolled my two boys in rock band camp this summer. They not only had fun, they learned something too! Now they keep asking for music lessons. What a great place for kids of all ages to inspire the love of music. We will be back!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my daughter's seventh year taking music lessons at RMC. She has become an excellent musician. She has learned to play the cello, piano, and now the bass guitar for one of their rock bands. Her teachers are excellent and the opportunities are endless.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My kids have a love of music after classes here! Thank you for all you do RMC.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are many things that we appreciate about the Recreational Music Center:
1. Responsiveness. We now have 2 kids taking music lessons at the school. Whenever we have a question, concern, scheduling change, etc., our emails or calls are promptly returned.
2. The teachers are qualified, interested, and will try and motivate/inspire their students.
3. There are opportunities beyond music lessons here: band, music theory, vocal events, and more.
4. We think it's an extra bonus that RMC is a nonprofit. When we read about the outreach programs and other efforts to help kids love music, we are proud that we support the org.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son took a mommy and me music class at RMC. He loved dancing around and banging on the instruments. His sister fell in love with music too. I would recommend
RMC to parents with young kids. Professional and friendly staff provide children with a great introduction to music.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out with RMC as a camper at their summer camp for kids ages 4-12 about 3 years ago. I decided that I enjoyed playing piano (I had been playing for 8 years) but at the summer camp, my heart was always with playing guitar. I started taking guitar lessons with RMC's amazing staff members for 2 years, until one day at summer camp while I was a CIT, I was offered to be a bassist in a band by 2 other CITs. I decided to take bass lessons shortly afterwards. Thanks to the lessons, advice, and help of the RMC, we went on to play House of Blues San Diego, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, The Del Mar Fair, and numerous other large stages. Even after the break of the band, I am still good friends with the RMC staff, taking lessons weekly, and helping teach at the summer camp. The reason I stay with RMC is because they want to teach kids music through scholarships, lessons, and advice, no matter how much they can afford, because they believe that music is an important and positive force that can change a persons life. Because of the positive environment and help of RMC, They have instilled a love of playing music in my heart. Through RMC, music has opened up new opportunities for me and has changed my life for the better.