Orquesta Sinfónica Vallarta

Young adults work side by side with older, professional musicians to hone their skills through a series of concerts geared to expose them to more difficult music and public performances. This is a cross-generational, multi-cultural program that brings out the best in all involved. All profits from performances go directly back into the one on one music lessons.

Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra

This lively group has been performing throughout the entire Bandaras Bay area.  Under the guidance and artistic direction of Victor Kriss, these young adults learn the difficult theories of chord structures and improvisation.  No matter the instrument, Kriss has them jamming!  Audiences have been entranced and overjoyed by this fun and talented group.


Flute Choir and String Ensemble

Comprised of students and older musicians, our ensembles give students the opportunity to explore chamber music pieces and additional opportunities for performances.


Strings program in Paso Ancho

This project strives to bring culture and music education to segregated communities. The families of "Paso Ancho" have kindled this workshop in which kids and young adults aquire the necessary skills to create music in group, building bonds in the community and reducing the incidence of school dropout, violence, and substance abuse through the life-changing discipline of music.


Individual and Group Lessons

Our dedicated teachers work with students on music theory and proficiency in their chosen instruments.  Scholarships are provided for underprivileged children and young adults, allowing everyone a chance to join in the music.


About Us

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I AM PV (Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta) is a non-profit, music education institute dedicated to enriching the lives of all of those in the Banderas Bay Area and Mexico. The benefits of music education have been well studied and documented, in giving young people the tools to succeed in not only musical endeavors, but scholastic and societal achievements as well.

We believe that everyone has the right to participate, and we offer education and performance opportunities to students of all ages through a variety of programs and instruction.

Support Us

You can help! Support from the community is essential to our mission of inclusiveness. There are many ways for you to be involved.


Tax deductible donations can be made here or you can contact us. Your donations will keep our scholarship programs and the educational institute alive and making music.


We need volunteers in all aspects of the organization. Whether you help a needy student to get to a concert, usher, help with mailings, organize events and fundraisers, or provide help with our websites and social media, you can be an invaluable member of I AM PV, because we are ALL PV.

Donate Instruments

Musical instruments are expensive. Perhaps you have an instrument in the attic or garage, or maybe you have connections with a high school or university band program that is upgrading and looking to donate equipment or instruments. Our students can use them.