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 group setting.

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 16 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, Espoo, and Oulu and is part of the Association of Finnish Music Schools (Suomen musiikkioppilaitosten liitto).


Now Available: MTB Exams!

We have the opportunity to become the first music school in Finland to offer exams through the Music Teachers’ Board (MTB), which is an exam provider for grades 1-8 that is active in over 50 countries! MTB practical exams are recommended for classical music students who want an assessment of performance, technical, and musicianship skills.

Learn more about all available exam options here.

Choir at Espoo International School!
Join the ISM Choir, where we will teach singing techniques, play musical games and sing a variety of songs (including American folk songs and some popular music). Teacher: Myra Owens.

On Tuesdays
Ages 8-12: 15.30-16.30
Ages 5-7: 16.45-17.30

Price: 120€, or FREE for ISM students.

To sign up, email us at info@ismfinland.org.

Upcoming Events

December 10-17: ISM Student Christmas Concerts

For current ISM students and their families: welcome to the ISM Christmas Concerts to enjoy the results of our students’ and teachers’ hard work this semester! This year, we have several Christmas concerts taking place, split up according to each teacher’s class (note that some teacher’s classes have been split up into multiple concerts):

Thursday, December 8th at 18:00
Who: Students of Victoria Sergeenko and Ani Luna Zafieri Uusipaikka
Where: Espoo International School (Lillhemtintie 1, Espoo)

Saturday, December 10 at 14:00
Who: Students of Mindaugas Neverovas, Mioko Yokoyama, and Ani Luna Zafieri Uusipaikka
Where: Töölö Library (Topeliuksenkatu 6, Helsinki)

Sunday, December 11 at 12:00
Who: Students of Johanna Knuuttila, Anna Leone, and Victoria Sergeenko
Where: Töölö Library (Topeliuksenkatu 6, Helsinki)

Sunday, December 11 at 14:00
Who: Students of Silvia Melero Gomez
Where: Töölö Library (Topeliuksenkatu 6, Helsinki)

Saturday, December 17 at 13:00
Who: Students of Pinja Suojoki
Where: Norden International School (Vanha Helsingintie 2, Helsinki)

We look forward to seeing you there!


We provide music playschool, pre-instrument, and ABRSM music lessons in Helsinki, Espoo, Oulu 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

Events & Workshops

Upcoming concerts, day courses, and global music workshops