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Mariachi de Pacific

In the interest of health and safety, the Conservatory of Music is canceling all in-person lessons and classes taught through the Pacific Community Music School. Lessons and classes may continue only through online instruction, upon agreement by the instructor and the legal custodian of the child being taught. Ensembles are cancelled through the end of the spring semester.

Mariachi de Pacific program is a reflection of the vibrant and expressive musical culture of the Central Valley. The program is open to everyone regardless of age, cultural background, or skill level.

The Mariachi program has two main components: ensembles and private lessons. Participants will be placed in an appropriate ensemble following a short audition. PCMS offers music education complementary to the local music programs and reinforces the relationship existing between the Pacific Conservatory of Music and educational organizations in the region.

Mariachi Ensembles

Instructor: Luis Talamantes

  • Mariachi Voz del Pacifico (Voice of Pacific) - advanced
  • Mariachi Juvenil del Pacifico (Youth of Pacific) - beginners and intermediate

Rehearsals and Private Lessons

The ensembles meet two times a week for group rehearsals. One private lesson per week with an intern will be scheduled at the time most convenient for both the teacher and the students. Private lessons will cover Mariachi's performance techniques, ensemble repertoire as well as learning methods specific to each instrument and conducive to the improvement of the student.

Ensemble practices will take place in Faye Spanos Concert Hall:

Monday: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (violins and trumpets)
Wednesday: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (viheulas and guittarons)
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (tutti rehearsal)

Tuition Rates

$39 per week, includes two rehearsals per week and one 30-minute private lesson

MAKE PAYMENTS HERE (coming soon) or pay by check/cash at the Conservatory of Music office.

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