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Mariachi Instruments

Kickstart your Mariachi program!

Introducing the music of Mariachi to your school has never been easier with pBone Music. Working with expert educators like Ramón Rivera, we are empowering teachers with our award-winning range of affordable instruments and quality learning resources to give your students everything they need to get started.

Ramon and 2022 session attendees
Mariachi Director

Meet Ramón Rivera

My name is Ramon Rivera and I have been a Mariachi Educator for over 20 years.
Mariachi music in public schools is the fastest-growing music program in the United States where there are thousands of music students learning Mariachi music.

I am the Mariachi Director of the Mount Vernon (WA) School District Mariachi Program. I teach Middle School and High School from Beginner to Advanced. I have been teaching with pTrumpet and, for beginners it has been a game-changer for my Mariachi Program. 

I teach students with zero experience. A regular brass trumpet can be very heavy for the young student (and also very expensive for the school!) pTrumpet is lightweight, easy to carry, and plays like a brass trumpet. I found it easier to teach the students to learn how to buzz on pTrumpet and it is so much easier for the student to learn the fingerings when simply holding the trumpet is made easier.

Free Mariachi Teaching Resources

Mariachi pTrumpet Songs & Demonstration Video Series

These demonstration pieces include five popular and easy-to-play pieces for your Mariachi ensemble. You likely have been playing these without a trumpet. Now you can present these iconic cultural pieces with full instrumentation by incorporating pTrumpet into your efforts.

Teaching pTrumpet includes how to buzz, move air and understand pitch. With BrassTabs, learning to read musical notation is not necessary, so students will be able to play sooner and learn more quickly. 

BrassTabs also remove the difficulty of key signatures and transposition. We’ve included standard notation and key signatures, but if students just focus on the BrassTabs (fingerings and pitch), you will find that their progress and excitement grows very quickly.

Introduction by Ramon Rivera

Five free mariachi resources

Try these five Mariachi trumpet tunes!

Play along with Ramón and introduce Mariachi into your classroom!

Mariachi in Education

Discover Mariachi

Educators across North America are unlocking the potential in delivering Mariachi programs with the help of pInstruments.