I was in Tallinn, but I wasn't able to meet with Dr. Laul or see the factory. I had a loose travel schedule, and my arrival clashed with holidays.
I did attend a piano recital in which an Estonia was used.
You may have noticed Tallinn mentioned in the news lately: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6602171.stm
I arrived on the afternoon of April 26 and was awakened at midnight by the sound of breaking glass. The retail downstairs of the building I stayed in was quite ransacked. To me, it looked like 99% looting and 1% politically motivated. An excuse to break windows and steal merchandise.
But Tallinn has a beautiful old town and the people are very friendly. For the non-Estonian speakers, almost everyone speaks English very well.
It's rather embarassing - the restaurant servers speak perfect English. I didn't get outside of Tallinn. Things were so interesting that I stuck around.
Next time, I will make a more solid appointment with Dr. Laul.