...was born in Iceland and began his musical training with violin lessons at age 7. He learned the violin at a local music conservatory, then started teaching himself the piano at age 8. After moving to the United States in 1989, he took formal piano lessons at the age of 16 and continued his love of music. He attended both high school and college in Chico, California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential from Chico State in 2005. He has taught in several public schools and has been teaching private piano lessons since 2011. Thorsteinn also composes his own music, has a music website, records his own piano pieces, and has written music for independent films in the local community.
Thorsteinn offers beginner piano lessons and can also teach music composition. A big part of his teaching philosophy is the importance of instilling joy, interpretation and creativity into his lessons.