Mr. Vuk received his B.M. Suma Cum Laude on scholarship from Berklee College of Music. He is also an alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa and Longy School of Music. His former experience is inclusive of various fields, however, all connected to the the world of music and education. He is trained in Infant/Toddler Montessori. Currently, Christopher is the CEO of the Rock and Roll Daycare.
Prior to Rock and Roll, Christopher founded contemporary music school, School of Groove, in the heart of Cambridge, whose philosophy was centered around giving its students and musicians opportunities to form bands and perform in front of live audiences on the stages of popular jazz and rock clubs in Boston. While running the music school, Christopher created the Boston Music Festival and Cambridge Arts Festivals which gathered over 100 bands together to give them a platform to share their music and talent with the people of Boston.
For the last ten years Christopher has served as the Music Director of the Boston String Quartet. Several signature projects of the Quartet include the Xibus World Orchestra, which combined music and education, inspiring over ten thousand middle and high school musicians across the country to push the envelope of traditional orchestra repertoire, introducing them to the genres of world fusion, jazz, Latin, rock, and Celtic music.
Within last couple of years Christopher has been honored to have been invited to participate in the Goldman Sachs and Babson College 10,000 Small Businesses Program, which brings together some of America’s leading young entrepreneurs to both learn from them and share common experiences and knowledge.
Christopher is the recipient of the Certificate of Congregational Commendation, has lectured at the Berklee College of Music numerous times, and has been a panelist at several of Boston’s leading institutions, such as Babson College, Lesley University, and Wheelock College.
Industrial design engineer, in love with math, and trained as a Montessori Elementary teacher. In his previous life, he taught technology in a secondary school for seven years.
Montessori education completely transformed his way of seeing education, and drove him to set up Espacios Montessori in 2015, a company offering training and pedagogical consulting related to innovative education. He later founded the first Montessori school in Granada, Spain, Galapagos International Montessori School, where he forms part of the Governing Board.
He has coordinated, organized and taught numerous Montessori training courses in private entities and for public schools, and collaborated in the design of different training programs. He is also a consultant for the creation of new Montessori schools and helps entrepreneurs set up educational environments for children.
Rafael is a convinced communicator of Montessori education, and within the last few years he has participated as a speaker in numerous events, such as the World Precongress for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, the Montessori Congress, the International Montessori Online Congress, and the Online Congress Educating for Freedom.
He has developed the proprietary “Challenge Education System” methodology, designed to facilitate teaching in any context, in a motivating, attractive and simple way for Elementary aged children.
Always thinking outside of the box, he is passionate about creating new, fun and engaging ways to educate children and develop their powerful creativity.