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Teaching Mariachi in Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29th, 2023 | 0 min read

By Adam McCulloch

Teaching Mariachi in Hispanic Heritage Month with Ramón Rivera

Ramón Rivera is on a mission to spread the word about Mariachi to educators across the USA and beyond. Ramón passionately believes that all children should experience all kinds of music. Whether it is the music of your heritage or a whole new genre to discover and immerse yourself in, Mariachi can breathe life into your music classes.

In this interview, Ramón discusses his own story as both a musician and educator and the impact of Mariachi. He also shares his experience of teaching others about Mariachi, both his students and the other educators who are keen to learn about starting their own Mariachi programs.


Hispanic Heritage Month runs between September the 15th and October the 15th. Ramón also discusses some of the ways that educators can use this time of year to bring a flavor of Mariachi into lessons. 

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Adam McCulloch

Adam is the Content Manager at pBone Music. This should mean that he’s the ideal person to write about himself, but he finds boasting in the third person a little awkward. He honed his word wizardry with a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. He has since written copy for clients and businesses across the land, from awards to something beginning with “z”. He also spent a number of years as a musician. He has written pop songs and even jingles for kids, performed more first dances at weddings than you could shake a pBuzz at, and once played a gig for a pie company at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester. When he’s not reminiscing about those good old days, you might find Adam enjoying the football (although as an Everton fan, that can be difficult). He also loves spending time with his partner, Jen, and his family and friends, and sincerely hopes they feel the same way.