Justin Enriquez (he/him) is the Director of Mariachi Rayos del Sol at Tucson High School and the first person in our new Teacher Feature series! Music teachers shape the musicians you know today and Justin's specialty in Mariachi is one to be celebrated.
We asked Justin 6 quick (hard hitting) questions about his experience as a director:
What Instrument(s) Do You Play? Vihuela, Guitar, Guitarrón, Guitarra de Golpe, Jarana, Violin, Trumpet, Voice
Best flavor of Pop Tart? Strawberry
Favorite Piece to Conduct? Boleros with lots of strings
Baton, Pencil, or just your hands? I don't conduct during performances but during rehearsals/class time I just use my hands.
What Instrument do you WISH you knew how to play? Harp
Best piece of musical advice you've been given? Stay humble.
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