Julia studied to be a guitar teacher at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (EAMT). In 2007, she received an MA in the pedagogy of interpretation. She has worked at several schools, including Tallinn Music High School, Saku Music School, Tallinn Music School and Music School of Collegium Educationis Revaliae (aka Vanalinna Hariduskolleegium). Many of her students have been successful in national and international competitions, and many have continued their careers as professional musicians and guitar teachers. Julia has supervised the internships and theses of university-level guitar students and conducted guitar teachers' trainings in cooperation with the EAMT Continuing Education Center.
In 2005–10, Julia was part of the Tallinn Guitar Quartet, alongside Heiki Mätlik, Kristo Käo, and Jorma Puusaag. In 2008–13, she was the chairwoman of the Estonian Guitar Society and organized several festivals, competitions, guitar camps, and advanced trainings for teachers. She has been a jury member at guitar competitions, assembled classical guitar syllabi for the Estonian Union of Music Schools, and translated instructional guitar books from English into Estonian (for Sinisukk and Tänapäev)
Julia has also studied cultural management and has worked as a producer for several opera, ballet, and other musical theater projects. Her interest in teaching adults now sees her studying andragogy at the University of Tallinn.
Kaja is Guitarium’s teacher of eurhythmics and creative movement. She will be here to make guitar lessons more active and exciting for children and adults alike.
In 2012, Kaja graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (EAMT) with an MA in Music Education. She has also studied jazz music and eurhythmics at the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, the Trieste Conservatory in Italy and the Tónlistarskóla FÍH in Iceland. She has also completed countless additional training courses in Estonia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany.
Kaja has worked as a teacher of jazz-pop singing, piano accompaniment, and solfeggio at Põltsamaa Music School (a graduate of which she herself is). She has worked as a music teacher in kindergartens and has made important contributions to music education publications for toddlers. Since 2011, Kaja has been conducting workshops in the framework of the courses of the EAMT Continuing Education Center, and since 2013, she has been a lecturer at the EAMT, teaching "Eurhythmics in General Education School". In 2012, Kaja started working as a music teacher at Jakob Westholm Secondary School, and in 2013–17, she was the head of the Music Department at the Jakob Westholm Training Center.
Kaja has been honored with many accolades and awards. In 2010, she was awarded the Heino Kaljuste scholarship. The Education Department of Tallinn named Kaja the "Young Teacher of the Year 2015". Kaja's greatest passion is music. She has played the saxophone in a wind orchestra and the violin in a chamber orchestra. She has also sung in various choirs. In addition, Kaja enjoys photography, running, and yoga.
JOOSEP SANG, ukulele teacher
Joosep Sang teaches ukulele to children and adults and guides the 25-member Estonian Ukulele Orchestra. He has also taught ukulele in numerous courses, trainings and workshops. In addition, he conducts the 35-member orchestra Saku Mandolins and participates in several ensembles, playing various strings (ukulele, mandolin, bass, etc.).
Joosep has studied music theory at Tallinn Georg Ots Music School and musicology at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. For a long time, he worked as a singer of the Estonian National Male Choir. Currently, he works as a radio presenter at Klassikaraadio and editor at Muusika magazine. He has been the artistic leader of plucked strings instruments section for the last two Estonian Song and Dance Celebrations. He also has translated and edited several music books and created music and sound designs for theatrical productions.