Visiting the Beethoven Center

Beethoven Fortepiano

Operating Hours

We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Fridays 11 am - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 1 pm - 5 pm. We will be open by appointment only January 2 - 17, 2024. To make an appointment, email:

Dr. Richard Sogg demonstrates the historical keyboard instruments every Wednesday. For any questions, please email

Please note that we are closed on the following days/holidays:

Nov 10, 23, and 24
Dec 8 - 13, 22 - 31

January 1
Appointment only January 2 - 17

Weekly Keyboard Demonstrations

Dr. Sogg demonstrates on keyboards on Wednesdays from 2-2:45pm

Dr. Richard Sogg (pictured left) demonstrates the historical keyboard instruments every Wednesday. No appointment is required.




Location & Parking

The Beethoven Center is located on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library on the campus of San José State University in downtown San José. We are in Room 580 in the Special Collections area.

The address is 150 E. San Fernando Street, at the corner of S. Fourth and San Fernando streets. Public parking is available in the Fourth Street Garage across the street (at 44 S. Fourth St.) and other nearby garages and lots. Metered street parking may also be available.

Additional Information for Visitors