We’re thrilled to announce that, this fall, music from Robert Rodriguez’s global cinematic sensations, Spy Kids, will be added to ACG’s GuitarCurriculum. GuitarCurriculum powers guitar classrooms all across the world, and we can’t wait for students everywhere to be inspired by this fun and exciting music.

This summer, we’re even creating a music video directed by Robert Rodriguez with nineteen amazing young players performing the new arrangement. In June we’re recording audio at Music Hill Studio, before filming at The Long Center. We’ll release the video soon!

We would like to thank Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios for his incredibly generous donation of both the music and his time, expertise, and film crew to make this project possible.

We’re deeply grateful for the support of Rod Hairston, Reginald Carter, Luke Torvinen, and everyone at Music Hill Studio and Music Hill Ranch. Special thanks to the Long Center and McCallum High School.

The Spy Kids arrangement for guitar ensemble was made by Rick Del Castillo and Matthew Lyons. On the ACG team, huge thanks to Matt Hinsley, Todd Waldron, Tony Mariano, and Jeremy Roye.

Our deepest thanks go to director Andrew Clark and the following amazing students and families: Sebastian Banks, Satvik Chawla, Nathan Dart, Paul Devens, Beck Hartman, Benjamin Johnson, Ethan Kuhlken, Mason Michulka, Ace Pearson, Teddy McCoy, Noah Melendrez, Nima Moin, Emily Piper, Sydney Piper, Juan Rodriguez, Regan Sims, Jaden Tao, and Jianna Zamora. Huge thanks to the film crew: Brian Bettwy, Luis Caffesse, Shiraz Jafri, Todd Smiley, Chris Smith, Joe Vasquez, and Steve Wilson, and to photographer Christina Castro. 

Front Row (L-R): Regan Sims, Ethan Kuhlken, Nathan Dart, Sebastian Banks | Back Row (L-R): Matt Hinsley, Tony Mariano, Rod Hairston, Reggie Carter, Todd Waldron, Robert Rodriguez, Luke Torvinen, Andrew Clark, and Jeremy Roye Photo by Greta Fennelly