The luthier Mateus Portugal, Technologist in Luthiery by UFPR (Universidade Federal do Paraná). Owner of Portugallis© Instrumentos Musicais, works with repair, building of woodwinds and Acoustical String Instruments and also with research in Luthiery Fields.
Mateus has made lectures about bamboo flutes making (pifes), luthiery history and was also the general director of the First and the Second Semana Acadêmica de Luteria da UFPR (Academic Week).
Workshops with kids, old age and college students alongside with new instruments building using dairy sounds and raw materials for individuals and for institutions.
For now he builds woodfolk instruments (world music), old instruments and flutes. The ones he studies more are Rabecas, Fiddles, Bamboo Flutes from the Northeast region of Brazil and also Whistles that share the same kind of tuning. Ideal for music education.