TARTU SCHOOL

Who are the staff?

Made Kudu – Managing Director

Made has been in contact with music since she started her studies at the Tartu children’s music school when she was 5. Studies at the Heino Eller Tartu Music College and at the Estonian Academy of Music followed. Made has taught music at the Otepää Music School, Pühajärve Basic School and at the Tartu Audentes Private School. She came in Arsis through substitute lessons – the piano teacher fell ill, Made came to help and stayed. Students find Made to be a fun teacher, who knows how to joke, but still will find each little mistake. In 2009, Made became the Managing Director of the Tartu School.

Made Kudu

Made Kudu

Mari Tooming

Mari Tooming

Mari Tooming – handbells, solfeggio, handbell course for adults

Mari has been working at the Tartu Arsis Handbell School since its founding, first as a piano teacher and later a solfeggio and handbell teacher. Her interest in music started in kindergarten and she continued developing it in different schools.

In addition to playing the piano and singing in a choir, she is also fascinated by the king of all instruments – the organ. Children find Mari to be a gleeful, sometimes strict, but mostly a kind and fun teacher. She has taught in many different schools and choirs, that have grown her persistency in making her dreams a reality. Mari loves classical and contemporary music performed by professional musicians. Since 2007, she is the conductor of the Tartu youth concert ensembles.

Mailis Järveots – piano

Mailis joined the Arsis staff in 2007, after graduating from the Heino Eller Music College in Tartu. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, while also working in Arsis and in Tartu 1st Music School. Her favourite style of music is boogie-woogie and favourite composer Shostakovich. When talking about the meaning of music, Mailis says that silence can often have a bigger message than music itself. On the other hand, one’s inner beauty is best revealed through music or by making music. Mailis loves holidays, playing and catching butterflies, literally. She thinks of herself as a friendly, cheeky and sometimes a bit stubborn young woman. As a piano teacher she is friendly, demanding and hard-working.

Mailis Järveots

Mailis Järveots