Mart Saar (August 28, 1882 - October 28, 1963) was an Estonian composer. Saar was born in the Estonian village of Hüpassaare to a family of forest keepers. He received his education at the village school in Kaansoo and the Suure-Jaani parish school. His music teacher at the Suure-Jaani parish school was Joosep Kapp, the father of Artur Kapp, another famous Estonian composer. Additionally, Saar's father was a talented organist who gave him lessons at home.