Juan Ortiz Mariachi Academy

Learn the basic musical instrument skills in mariachi and enhance your mariachi talents with the Juan Ortiz Mariachi Academy at Palo Alto College, led by two-time GRAMMY Award ® winner and founder of Campanas de America, Juan B. Ortiz. The eight-week program focuses on trumpet, violin, guitar, vihuela, and guitaron.

Registration is $80 per student.
Academy classes are open to ages 11 and up, including adults.
Class enrollment limited to 15 students.

Spring 2020 Classes:

Beginner Jan. 21 - March 17, 2020 Tuesday 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Advanced Jan. 22 - March 18, 2020 Wednesday 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Register today!


Contact Information: 

Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 136)


Eddie Patino

Academic Program Specialist


8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closed: 1–2 p.m.)

8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.