Who we are:
Mariachi Education for Tradition & Advancement (M.E.T.A.) is a non-profit organization that provides music education in the Mariachi tradition to youth.
Since 2008 it is our META (goal) to teach our youth about teamwork and leadership. Instilling good discipline and responsibility to help them, not only set goals, but also to achieve those goals which will help them raise their self-esteem and encourage them to pursue higher education.
Our organization offers a family atmosphere that is safe and enriching. So, what are you waiting for? Come and play with us! We welcome you!
Students learn by experienced and professional Mariachi instructors who, not only instruct the students; but also share their talent, enthusiasm, and dedication to the preservation and enjoyment of traditional cultural music. Our instructors provide lessons in the basic instruments of Mariachi (violin, guitar, guitarron, vihuela and trumpet) using a repertoire of traditional Mariachi songs.
Through M.E.T.A. students are able to:
-Understand the history and tradition of Mariachi music
-Grow as individuals and as members of a group
-Improve their listening skills
-Cultivate their self-esteem and interpersonal relationships that will help them in their lives and education
In addition, M.E.T.A. instructs students in the different musical styles of Mariachi for each instrument; exploring music from different regions of México that are normally interpreted by Mariachis, such as rancheras, boleros, polkas, huapangos, sones jaliscienses and jarabes.
Our program is structured for beginner students with no previous experience and for intermediate students who have some musical knowledge of a traditional Mariachi instrument. It’s open to all youth from ages 7-17 of all ethnicity, cultures and places.