Who: Designed for all ages and levels;
We are looking for violins, viola, cello, string bass, guitars, guitarron, vihuela, trumpets, & singers.
When: Saturday Afternoons @ 1:30-2:45 pm
Class Length: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes Weekly
Mariachi De Ahwatukee began at the Music Maker Workshops Studios in Ahwatukee Arizona August of 2014 under the direction of Adan Florez. The group was created as a bridge to the residence of the Ahwatukee foothills area and the popular music of the southwest. Welcoming both beginners and seasoned players of all backgrounds, Mariachi De Ahwatukee helps to spread the rich and festive culture of mariachi to people who otherwise would know little to nothing about mariachi. The group continues to participate at the Tucson International Mariachi Conference as well as performances at local charity events and business. The Mariachi group has grown from 7 members to 14 members and continues to welcome any level musicians who is willing to help us spread the joy of mariachi to all of Arizona.
Opportunities for Public Speaking and Expression
Adan F. - All Brass, Mariachi Instructor: Adan Florez - Trumpet, All Brass, Clarinet: With an untraditional exposure to music Mr. Adan has performed in his musical career on national television several times including performances for the President of the United States and a music video for Sesame Street on CBS. Specializing in technique, tone and range students will benefit from Adan's love of performing and teaching music. Born and raised here in the Valley of the sun, with a passion for trumpet, Adan has been playing trumpet since 5th grade. Accelerating in skill and technique by becoming an original member of Los Mariachitos De Guadalupe Adan was able to master trumpet quite early in his musical career of 23 years. A firm believer that a passion for music creates great players and challenging your limits encourages improvement has helped him master all brass instruments and music styles, such as classical, jazz and uniquely in mariachi. Adan has been teaching at MMW since fall 2013.
Tuition is based on a yearly amount and is payable in equal monthly installments. Tuition listed below will be pro-rated if you start mid month. There is a $35.00 Registration Fee for new students. Thank you.