Flute Performance & Instruction

Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute

Quinteto Latino


Quinteto Latino is a regionally and nationally recognized classical wind ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2004 by philanthropist and musician, Armando Castellano, we exist to disrupt long-standing racial and cultural disparities within the classical music field and drive this change by championing past, present, and future musical contributions by Latino composers and musicians. Since our founding, we have grown into a hub for Activism, Education, and Performance. We also record and perform throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Quinteto Latino’s debut CD was released in 2011, “Cien Años de Música Mexicana para Quinteto de Alientos/100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet.” In October 2013, QL hosted a Festival of Latin American Chamber Music, which involved concerts; community events in four San Francisco Bay Area cities where over 100 students and 17 professional chamber musicians, composers and musicologists participated. The quintet has performed all over the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as in New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland and Connecticut. QL has been a featured showcase ensemble at Chamber Music America’s annual conferences.

For rates, repertoire and booking, please visit our website:
650.365.2983 | info@quintetolatino.org

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Exploring ancient flutes with Chris Garcia.

Exploring pre-Columbian traditional flutes with Chris Garcia.


With over thirty years of teaching experience and two degrees in flute performance, I am a highly-qualified instructor. My students learn solid flute technique and basic music theory while having fun learning to play the music they like, whether it’s classical repertoire, popular favorites or contemporary extended technique. Students also get the chance to meet and perform with other flutists, through events that I host in the community, such as student recitals and flute caroling during the holiday season. My students have been accepted to competitive high school and university level music programs including San Francisco’s School of the Arts and San Francisco State University as well as the Oakland Youth Orchestra. I’ve coached the flute sections of the San Jose Youth Symphony and the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra.

I teach at the Community Music Center‘s Capp Street and Richmond District locations.

Flute Caroling


Every December all of my students are invited to perform holiday carols together at the Noe Valley Farmers Market.

Examples of Our Work