Rafael Pareja

Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar
(1 review)


Rafael Pareja was born in Lima (Peru) at 2nd of November 1972. When he was a child, he discovers his passion for music. At the age of 14 he started to take guitar lessons and took part in several school musicals as a guitarist in his home country. At the age of 16 he was on stage for the first time with his first own show project. At the age of 20 he emigrated to Germany and settled down in Munich where he fastly got connected to other influent musicians of the scene. At 1995 he founded the band "El Grupo MELAZA" and performed Salsa, Cumbia Cha Cha Cha and Bolero in a formation of 6 musicians. Quickly other musicians of the scene took notice of this young talented artist and invited him to join in several projects that allowed him to develop forward his talent. Since 2002 Rafael is member of the executive committee of the Latino Munich SV (Sports and cultural club) and organizes much frequented Latin events like for example the since 13 years well known "Fiesta Latina ORIGINAL" with more than 13 visitors, where young and experienced Latin-American artists, dancers, musicians, and DJ´s have a platform to go public with their projects. In 2004 he founded "Rafaelito y su Tumbao", a formation that is known as Munich´s Salsa-band number one.  In 2005 Rafael Pareja becomes the bassist of the cuban band "Madera Limpia" - a mixture between traditional Cuban music, Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk and Jazz and he went on a successful tour over 30 Countries with them. In the same year he was hired to be the band leader of the live band of "LOU BEGA", to choose the band members of this live act "The Lunatics" and he performed several concerts in whole Europe with this well-known artist. In 2010 Rafael finished his degree as a professional event manager at the Ebam-Academy in Munich and founded his company "Latin Arts & Music" - an event agency that focusses on Latin-American culture like music, dance and performance. Since 2011 teaches Rafael Guitar, Bass Guitar an Band Ensemble Lessons in a couple of Music Academies in Munich. In 2016 Rafael released his first own Salsa CD production named "Acelera", which was successful and received positive feedback worldwide. This production is available in music stores and also at online stores like iTunes or Amazon.In 2019, The Maxi CD, „Ella va sola „ was released, with content of the classic Latin piece, “Bilongo” better known as: “La Negra Tomasa”. Since August 2020 Rafael lives in New Jersey and is working on his own studio recording project.Rafaelito y su Tumbao is a Project that has Branches Offices in Lima Peru, Munich Germany and New Jersey USA.



I am a musician, composer, guitarist, bassist and I have taught in many private music schools in Munich Germany. I am a professional musician and have worked as a music professor for 20 years now.My aim is for you to learn how to play music and enjoy every step of the way. If you are talented or simply want to start a new hobby, my goal is to keep you motivated. Be ready for a hands on approach. You will not only learn how to play but also understand the basic theory of music. Music is universal, and all of my students know how to express themselves eloquently by telling a story behind their music. I will take a step by step approach. Work to strengthen your strengths and improve your weaknesses. This process will be done from basic to advanced levels. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Learners. Lessons starting from the age of 10 and above.

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