International School of Music Finland





ISM Finland is an international music school offering private and group music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. As one of the few music schools in Finland that follows the internationally recognized ABRSM syllabus, our music exams follow the same standard as those in 92 other countries!

You can read more about ABRSM here.

In addition to private and group instrumental tuition, ISM Finland also has an extensive early childhood music education program.

We don’t have entrance examinations because we believe that music is for everyone: all ages and abilities! We believe that life is about personal growth and development and that joy is the key for learning. Find the right teacher and sign up for music lessons today!

If you are interested in hearing more, you can learn more about our music lessons here.

ISM is a registered non-profit organisation with a Teaching License (Opetuslupa) and funding from the city of Helsinki.



Enrol for the autumn 2018 semester
by using the Eepos service here.

New Locations

We have expanded to several new locations in Espoo! See them all here.


November 2, 2018: Soundscapes – A passage through foreign lands

Award-winning performers from the International School of Music, Finland take you on a trip to their homelands. This informative evening will include a mixture of words in native tongue and diverse music styles from around the globe.

When: Fri, 2.11.2018, 19:00
Caisa Cultural Centre (Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki)

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November 13 & 14, 2018: Bulgarian Singing Workshop

Teacher: Anna Dantchev
When: Tue 13.11 & Wed 14.11.2018, 17:00-20:00
Global Music Centre (Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki). Organised in cooperation with Etnosoi!
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Zumba que zumba

An exciting selection of Latin American music performed by Cantares, a duo formed by Venezuelan singer Nathaly Gómez and Peruvian multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Camilo Pajuelo, and Colombian harp player and singer Natalia Castrillón. The program embraces a variety of musical genres from several Latin American countries.
November 13 at 18:00.
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Melodies of China

This performance explores the inter-exchanges between traditional Chinese folk music and modern Chinese popular music. The programme consists of a mixture of folk music and popular music arranged for piano duets, solo piano and piano and vocal (s).
November 20 at 18:00.
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The Old man and the Sea: Sir Franklin’s lost expedition

Come and experience through music and words, the story of a cold and icy expedition to the North West Passage. With music by Debussy, Bach Beethoven, Elgar and others, immerse yourself in the bleak white landscape of the north, and learn of this fascinating story of adventure, determination, disaster and ultimately demise.
November 27 at 18:00.
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Individual and group music lessons:

  • A variety of instruments
  • All ages and skill levels
  • No entrance exams
  • Start any day
  • Opportunity to take ABRSM exams
  • All our teachers speak English as well as many other languages


ISM Finland is the Finnish liaison for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), which provides internationally accredited exams to music students at various levels. ABRSM exams are provided in 93 countries and are often viewed favourably by applications boards at music conservatories and universities.


ISM organises student concerts at partner schools as well as regular Workshops & Masterclasses in cooperation with multicultural communities including Global Music Centre and International Culture Center Caisa.