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Mariachi Career Technical Education Pathway

Music Rooted in Tradition

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 both 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 (and practice!), 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 help select a career path that they are 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:

  • Mariachi
  • Mariachi (H)

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the musical career. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Concerts & Performance Opportunities
  • Guest Instructors

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in mariachi with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in your career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Musician
  • Tutor
  • Musical Teacher
  • Performer

Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Pacifica High School Mariachi Career Pathway Logo

Ready to Make Music?

Contact your college & career technician for availability. 
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teachers:
Dominic Rivera