Presenters: Laura Singletary and Wendy Martinez

The purpose of this case study was to examine an established, successful public school Mariachi program to document instructional practices and time use, student and director perceptions and demographics, and methods of adaptation in the school setting. The selected case is the Mariachi Espuelas de Plata from North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas. In this webinar, Dr. Laura Singletary, and North Side Mariachi director Wendy Martinez discuss the research findings and the implications for existing mariachi programs as well as for schools or directors who wish to start a new program.

Watch the video of the webinar below.

April 2024 Teaching Music


  • Culturally Relevant Teaching
  • Culture
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA)
  • Educational Topics
  • Race
  • Representation

Resource Type

  • Video
  • Webinar


  • Mariachi

Teaching Level

  • Senior High School

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