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Ramon Rivera

Ramon Rivera, Mariachi Educator

From handwritten thank you notes from parents and students to being honored by the White House, Ramon Rivera has been recognized as being an innovative leader and pioneer in cultural arts and has received numerous awards and accolades during his teaching career.
He is currently the Wenatchee School District’s Mariachi Program Director, overseeing 14 classes district wide with a total enrollment of about 350 students. Mr. Rivera also teaches mariachi full-time at Wenatchee High & Pioneer Middle School.

Ramon also has written five published blogs for NAFME about Mariachi Education and has lead Mariachi Education workshops for KHS Music, VH1 Save the Music H. Jimenez Guitars and for Give A Note Foundation. Ramon also direct the biggest Mariachi Festival in Pacific Northwest called the Mariachi Northwest Festival which serve 550 Mariachi students in workshop and has over 2000 people attend the concert

Ramon has also been honored with:

2012 Washington State Golden Apple Award
2013 NFL Seattle Seahawk Latino Leader of the Year
2014 Jefferson Award (The Highest award for Community Service)
2016 MLB Seattle Mariners Teacher of the Week
2016 Honored by Speaker of House Paul Ryan Hispanic Hertiage Month
2017 Radio Disney Give a Note Foundation Winner
2017 CMA Teacher of Excellence Nashville TN
2017 Community Hero of the year Award

Ramon has had his student perform for Garth Brooks,Little Big Town, Ramon Ayala, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera Ana Bárbara,Dolores Huerta and George Lopez. Mariachi Huenachi under his direction has travel and headline Mariachi Festivals in Montana, Idaho,Oregon, California and Washington DC.

Follow Ramon on Instagram HERE, Facebook HERE, and on the web HERE.

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