Your musical home in FINLAND

The International School of Music Finland offers lessons to students of all ages and levels. Start lessons any day!

We provide The following Music Lessons:

Music Playschool

Ages 3 months – 7 years

In Music Playschool, we foster a lifelong love of music through group lessons for children where we sing, rhyme, play, listen, move, dance and make music together.


Ages 5-8

In Pre-Instrumental lessons, we introduce children to the basics of musical notation, rhythm, and instrumental performance in a fun and encouraging way.

Individual and Group Lessons

All Ages

Our individual and group lessons follow the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) curriculum, which provides exams to music students at various levels in over 90 countries.

All of our lessons feature:

No entrance exams
Start any day
Lessons in English & many other languages

Locations in Helsinki, Espoo, and Oulu as well as online music lessons

Highly-trained international teachers

Lessons in 20+ languages!


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Our vision is to create an international and diverse musical community for expat families and others who are interested in experiencing a multicultural environment through high-quality music education.

ISM is a registered non-profit organisation with a Teaching License (laaja ja yleinen opetuslupa) from the cities of Helsinki and Espoo and is part of the Association of Finnish Music Schools (Suomen musiikkioppilaitosten liitto).


20% off of trial lessons!

Have you ever wanted to learn a new instrument? Our trial lessons will allow you to try it out with an experienced international teacher, either in person or online!  To buy your lesson, visit our web shop.

Limit one trial lesson per student per instrument. New students only. Offer expires 30.8.2021.

Make the most of your summer: take music lessons!

Our summer lessons can be purchased in packages suitable for your schedule: anywhere from 1 to 8 lessons. Summer lessons will take place between June 1 and July 31, 2021. To buy your lessons, visit our web shop and select and add as many lessons as you’d like to your cart.

If you are a current student, make sure to confirm your teacher’s availability before purchasing your lessons.



Our new web shop is open!

You can now visit our online shop to conveniently purchase trial lessons, summer lessons, and 5x lesson packages.



Coronavirus SITUATION

In-person teaching resuming

In-person lessons for all students in Helsinki & Espoo will resume on April 29, 2021, in accordance with the lifting of government restrictions. We will continue to follow all proper precautions during our lessons, as listed below. We are also happy to provide online lessons for any students who prefer to continue learning remotely.  We look forward to seeing you all again!

Coronavirus Guidelines
In order to receive music lesson in-person, all students must be fully healthy and without any symptoms of Covid-19. Students should follow the government’s quarantine guidelines if they have recently been overseas or been in contact with someone who has been been in a high-risk country, or have been in touch with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19.

Any student who has recently returned from a yellow or red country (as explained here) will be asked to take online lessons for the recommended quarantine period of 14 days. Any other students who would prefer physical distancing beyond the quarantine period are welcome to take online lessons as well.

We have recently expanded our studio space at Hietalahdenkatu 8 & 10 to six teaching rooms. Each room has outside access, and we will allow for social contact only between students and teacher in the rooms. Therefore, during the lessons, we ask that parents wait outside. We will also require a minimum of 1-2 metres of physical distance in the teaching situation and we will ask students to disinfect their hands before each lesson. We will also disinfect the pianos after each lesson. All other students will use their own instruments during the lessons. If music stands are being used, they will be also disinfected after each lesson. Our teaching rooms will be equipped with a clear shield that can be placed between the teacher and the students, which will be used especially for voice lessons. Masks are optional, and teachers and students can wear them as they see fit.

We have set a maximum number of participants in all our groups of 6 students. This semester, concerts and events will be held in our larger spaces. There will be limits on the number of participants in accordance with the size of the space.

We will continue to follow government guidelines and recommendations and urge you to familiarise yourself with them as well. Important, up-to-date information can be found at www.stm.fi. We are looking forward to a healthy and safe beginning for the new school year, and as always, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

ISM Finland has just received an expanded teaching license (laaja opetuslupa) from the city of Espoo! Now we can continue growing and expanding our international music lessons westward and upward! Thank you to all of our students’ families, teachers, and staff for their perseverance in this process. 

Now Providing Music Lessons Online!

Our experienced teachers are prepared to teach you in the comfort of your own home during this time of social separation. All you need is a strong internet connection, a suitable tablet or laptop, and a quiet room to hold the lesson in. Click here for more information.

ISM is now in

We are offering piano, flute and violin lessons in English, Spanish, French, Finnish and Polish at Oulu International School! 
Read more here.

Introducing Rock School!

We have the opportunity to become the first music school in Finland to provide Pop and Rock music exams through UK-based RSL Awards. These exams are especially encouraged for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and pop vocal students.

These exams have been moved online, and we are happy to help students to make video recordings of their performances.


We provide music playschool, pre-instrument, and ABRSM music lessons in 17 locations in Helsinki and Espoo, as well as Oulu International School and online.


We organise lessons and events in partnership with the following organisations:


Music Playschool Lessons

Ages 3 months – 7 years

Pre-InstrumentAL Lessons

Ages 5 – 8 years

Individual & Group Lessons

For all ages

Short Courses

Six-week courses for all current and potential students

Events & Workshops

Upcoming concerts, day courses, and global music workshops