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Established in October 2012 by a pair of lifelong musicians — Geraldine “Gigi” Nemrod, a French resident of Bangkok, and Siriporn “Amm” Pomwong, a Thai native — KTMP is a non-profit organization born out of a passion to create positive social change through music.

Inspired by the Playing for Change (PFC) movement and related Playing for Change foundation (PFCF), Gigi and Amm began by arranging music lessons for underprivileged kids in Khlong Toey. Soon after, PFCF offered its support, and in June 2013, KTMP became the 9th music program to be officially endorsed by Playing For Change Foundation. Today KTMP relies on financial support from PFCF as well as private donations.


In August 2013, KTMP established a small music school in a neighborhood known as Khlong Toey 70 Rai. Three times each week, children are taught an array of instruments and voice by a talented team of volunteer music teachers. Ranging from very young to teenage, roughly 25 students attend the weekly lessons, and the most dedicated are entrusted with instruments that can be brought home. The students regularly come together in the KTMP bands to perform at a wide range of events.

KTMP’s founders and volunteers also travel to teach music to underprivileged kids, including children of migrant workers, in other parts of Bangkok and beyond. The organization continually evolves to provide music education and musical instruments to as many underprivileged kids as possible.

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