Gonçalo has been a Researcher, Musician, Tutor & Maker of "Iberian Gaita" Bagpipes for the past 20 years. He is the chairman of the project GaitaMaker® - a non profit project to promote Iberian pipe music. He is a music composer and guest musician on live and recorded performances, founder of non-profit Portuguese Trad. music organizations such as “arrefole”. Gonçalo is a board member & advisor for the international ”World Music School (Helsinki)” as well as the manager for the local World Music School Porto. Earned a M.A. in Architecture and a tutor's pedagogical aptitude certificate.