Eventually, she and her sister made their way to the U.S. to join their mother. The years passed and in 2010, when her own daughter was two, she tried to sign her up for some music classes. Garcia was not impressed. After all, she came from Venezuela, the birthplace of Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the world famous classical music teaching program called El Sistema, which teaches children from lower income communities how to play an instrument, as well as important life skills like cooperation, discipline and respect.