Judith Bernhardt was born in Singen am Hohentwiel in southern Baden. After studying music in Würzburg, she performed as a solo soprano on various stages in Germany and abroad.
As a mother of two children, she and her husband founded the B&B MusicSchool in Schöneberg in 2013. She is responsible for the overall management of the music school and teaches singing.
Over the years, the music school has grown into an established and much loved institution in Berlin and looks after hundreds of students, children as well as adults in many different fields and styles.
When she and Jake Painter met in 2019 the two quickly realised the value their experience of many years performing, together with their education work with Ukulele and singing could add to organisations, and MusicBuildsTeams was born.
Jake Painter is from London. He received his Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) after which he began Jazz studies at Middlesex University and became a professional musician.
As a successful trumpeter and composer in London, Jake is at home in many styles such as jazz, rock, pop, reggae, and hip hop. Jake has performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Paloma Faith, Vampire Weekend and Culture Club and has written and produced several chart hits.
Jake is a specialist in the pedagogy of whole group instrumental tuition and he has developed his own concept for ukulele learning. Jake has taught thousands of children and adults the Ukulele, and also ran regular classes of 'how to teach Ukulele'. Jake is the presenter of the popular online Ukulele course 'Music Plus Digital'.
Here in Berlin, Jake has established himself as a teacher of Ukulele to children and adults at the B&B MusikSchule, often in large group settings. His fun and enthusiastic approach help participants relax and enjoy the musical learning experience.