Learn Invaluable Mariachi Skills
Learn tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the entertainment and music industry with mariachi.
Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Music
The Mariachi Pathway provides instruction in mariachi-style guitar, guitarron (bass guitar), vihuela, harp, violin and trumpet. The program is dedicated to preparing students for careers and college by teaching them leadership, teamwork, and dedication through music. This multi-semester program will help teach students how to play – and then advance a student’s ability to play. Through this coursework and expert guidance, students can excel both musically and in their college career.
Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select career paths that they’re passionate about.
Prepare in the Classroom
Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new musical career in mariachi. Classes include:
- ROP Mariachi
- ROP Mariachi Honors
Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in a musical career. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:
- Guest Speakers
- Field Trips
Valuable Training for Exciting Careers
Kickstart your career path in mariachi with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:
- Music Teacher
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%
Music Rooted in Tradition
If you’re interested in music and want to learn about the rich history, fascinating culture, fantastic costumes, and vibrant sound of mariachi, then Rio Mesa’s Mariachi Pathway is for you. Maybe you have a passion for music or crave the camaraderie of being in a mariachi band. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn, build, and refine your skills in mariachi music.
Earn College Credits
Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.