MUSIC LESSONS

Lessons

  

We offer private, individual lessons or group lessons with educated and professional teachers who all speak English as well as many other languages. Lessons are intended for music enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, and there are no entrance exams. If you are interested in having lessons with ISM Finland, you can fill in our online application form over here. Please note, students can enroll at any time of the year and we will adjust the price according to the number of lessons they receive.

  

The 2017-2018 teaching year runs 21.08.2017-25.05.2018. 

The Autumn semester runs 21.08.2017-22.12.2017 and includes 13 lessons + the winter concert performance.

The Spring semester runs 08.01.2018-25.05.2018 and includes 16 lessons + the spring concert performance.

 

Instruments

 

Lessons are offered in:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Voice (pop, classical, jazz)
  • Flute
  • Recorder
  • Clarinet (classical, klezmer, world music)
  • Saxophone
  • Guitar (pop, jazz, classical)
  • Drums
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Djembe
  • Cajón
  • Pan flutes
  • Ukulele
  • Cuatro
  • Setar
  • Charango
  • Accompaniment
  • Pre-instrumental groups
  • Music playschool ‘muskari’
  • Theory (ABRSM)
  • Musical theatre

If you are interested in band music, choir, chamber or other ensemble playing, please let us know.

 

Renting/Buying Instruments

We are happy to help students in buying or renting instruments, and we also have our own small stock of instruments available for hire. Please contact our office for more information.

 

 

PRICING

 

Autumn 2017 term consists of 14 sessions.

 

Lesson fees per semester include: weekly lesson, end of the year concert (last lesson being the concert) and smaller recitals upon request. 

Autumn 2017 fees:

 

Individual lessons

20 mins 266€

30 mins 392€

45 mins 553€

60 mins 728€

 

Group lessons (45 mins)

2 students 350€ per student

3 students 245€ per student

4-10 students 217€ per student

  

We also offer theory lessons for all students. Students will be grouped as best as possible by age and theory knowledge. We teach the ABRSM theory curriculum and students are encouraged to take part in the annual theory exam.

 

Prices below are for 10 theory lessons in the semester:

 

Individual 30 min lesson – 220€

Group 30 min lesson (3-5 students) 100€ per student

Group 45 min lesson (3-5 students) 130€ per student

Trial Lessons

It is possible for students to have a trial lesson on the instrument of their choice with no obligation to continue lessons should they not enjoy the trial lesson.

All trial lessons must be paid for in full prior to the arranged lesson time. The fees for individual trial lessons are below:

20 mins             19€
30 mins             28€
45 mins             39.50€
60 mins             52€

 

Registration fee 20€. Cancellation fee 50€. Please email nanna@ismfinland.org about paying in installments 

GUIDELINES

School Guidelines

Teaching begins on the 8th January 2018 for the Spring term. There are 14 lessons in Autumn and 17 lessons in Spring including the end of the term concert. The application and withdrawal processes should be submitted in writing by email or mail. Cancellations should be done at least a week before the start of the term. Teaching for current students begins automatically, so a new application does not need to be filled out after the end of the teaching term. We unfortunately cannot refund students who drop out mid term as we are committed to pay the teachers for the whole term. We accept students during the term, after the term has started. The rate will be calculated for the remaining lessons for the term. Please consult nanna@ismfinland.org for this. Private lessons are provided by professional teachers with music degrees, in English, Finnish and many other languages. Please contact the coordinators for more information about lessons in other languages.

ENROLLING FOR LESSONS:

We will need an application form from each student before the lessons start. We will ask for some personal information which will not be shared. We will use the email address on the application form for invoicing and communication with you by newsletter. Please inform us of any changes to your email address. We will also take photos during the term of our students so please let us know if you do not give permission for this by stating it on the application form. We will not need a new application form for the students continuing from Autumn term to Spring term. However, we will need a new application form at the start of every new school year.

LESSONS:

The teacher is in charge of the content of the teaching. The goal for the school year will be planned together with the student. The teacher will keep a teaching diary and update the student’s homework book for each lesson so that parents may follow their child’s progress.

COMMUNICATION:

Information during the term is communicated with newsletters, through our Facebook page, and on the website. Please follow these as there is important information regarding the term’s events. Teachers will keep students informed of dates for these events well in advance. The student/parent is responsible for the student’s participation in lessons and informing the teacher of any absences.

INSTRUMENTS and LESSONS:

Each student needs their own instrument for practicing purposes. A practice book is recommended in which the teacher will make notes after each lesson for homework practices. Practice at home is essential for improvement. Instrumental teachers will advise students on purchasing their own instruments and other age-specific requirements. Some instruments can be rented from ISM, if needed, by contacting the coordinator. However, there is a limited number of instruments for rent.

ABSENCES:

The student/parent is responsible for the student’s participation in the lessons and informing of any absences of the students in advance. Please keep the teachers contact information on hand. If a teacher is absent for any reason, the lesson will be made up at a time agreed upon by the teacher and student. If the student is absent, the lesson will not be made up or refunded, unless the student has given the teacher prior warning. It is then up to the teacher whether or not to make up the lesson.

INVOICES:

Invoices are sent during the first two weeks of teaching each term. The invoice is sent to the email given in the application form at the beginning of the term. Please let us know of any changes in your email addresses. There will be a late fee charge of 5 euros plus 7% annual interest fee, every two weeks of a late payment.

TERMINATION:

Please inform us by email at least a week before the new term starts if you wish to cancel music lessons. If we are informed less than a week before teaching commences, we will charge half a term’s fee. If we are informed after the lessons have started, we will charge the whole term’s fee. Please contact the coordinator for any concerns regarding the above or any other matters.

Links to School Info and Academic Calendars:

Käpylä Spanish School
European School of Helsinki
Finnish-American Kindergarten
International School of Helsinki
Jules Verne
Ressu