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©2018 by Mariachi Academy of Music

OUR MISSION

"Our goal is to be a music school where any student is taught an instrument well enough to be played in other music styles and genres. Our focus is to share the passion and history of our traditional mariachi music so that it may remain with us through future generations. Our mission is to create better musicians through the art of performing, and in the process have them gain the confidence and self-esteem they need to become successful adults, leaders and role models of their community."

FAQS

WHERE IS THE SCHOOL LOCATED?

We have three locations with open enrollment. Two in San Jose; Rocketship Fuerza and Rocketship Brilliant Minds, and one in Gilroy at The Old Gilroy Hotel.

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION?

Our tuition fees have an average of $80 per month per student. We do offer sibling discounts as well as additional discounts if enrolled in auto-pay.

CAN I VISIT THE SCHOOL?

Yes. We encourage you to call beforehand and let us know that you’re coming. Please bring your child so he/she can see the classes in full swing and begin deciding which instrument they want to play.

HOW OFTEN ARE THE CLASSES?

All our classes are once a week four to five times per month. Classes in San Jose are on Wednesdays OR Friday evenings and classes in Gilroy are Saturday mornings. All classes run 90 minutes long.

WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN'T LIKE IT?

We offer two complimentary classes for all the students to try out our program. Let us know what instrument they’d like to try out, so that we may have it ready then next time you come in.

DO I NEED TO HAVE AN INSTRUMENT?

Yes. If you don’t already have one however, you can always purchase instruments from us. If you are uncomfortable buying an instrument we also have a robust rent-to-own instrument rental program.

OUR FOUNDERS

Felipe D. Garcia

Jorge E. Rodriguez

We want to thank each and every one of you for helping us accomplish our dream of spreading our traditional music and culture to others. Our desire is to create an educational atmosphere that students will love being around. We are constantly striving to make the learning fun and dynamic so that all of our students can achieve their own musical and personal goals. Our programs are intended to empower students to tackle challenges and take on experiences that will last them a lifetime

EMILY ORNELAS

PLEASANTON

We celebrate our students' talent, leadership and dedication.

One student per month is selected from all of our programs.

Kevin Godinez is a 10 year old trumpet student from our Gilroy location. He is a 5th grader in Las Animas Elementary school and has been playing trumpet in our academy since May. He chose the trumpet because he loves the live beautiful sound the trumpet brings to the mariachi. In his spare time he likes to play basketball, soccer, sing and play his trumpet. Kevin is also a part of a church choir at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy. Once graduated from college he wishes to be a dentist and a music teacher. In the short time that we have known Kevin, he has shown to the academy and the rest of the world his motivation and determination to become a better musician.