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.

Fall 2018 Classes:

Beginner Oct. 23 - Dec. 11, 2018 Tuesday 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Advanced Oct. 24 - Dec. 12, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Register today!


Contact Information: 

Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 136)


Lydia Hannawi
Program Manager 

Eddie Patino
Academic Program Specialist


Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed: 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Closed: 12:30–5:30 p.m.