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Thiago Winterstein

Thiago Winterstein is a recognized public educator and musician with over 10 years of experience in performance, instruction, community-building, and leading musical events in Los Angeles.  He is the founder and leader of the “Free Music Lesson” project in the Rampart Village/Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, which has provided free weekly music instruction in a public space, open to all, since 2012. A multi-instrumentalist, Thiago performs regularly as part of the band Ximarròn, as a solo act, and as a sideman for the great singer, Angela Roa. He is currently recording a children’s music album featuring songs in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Thiago is a native of São Paulo, Brazil, but spent many of his formative years in Ohio, and is deeply in love with the many cultures of his countries. He earned a Guitar Performance degree from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.