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.


May 18: ISM Students’ Spring Concert


Come with family and friends on Saturday, May 18th from 2:00pm at the International School of Helsinki (ISH) to enjoy the results of lots of hard work by our students and teachers!

WHEN:  Saturday, May 18th, from 2 to 5pm
WHERE: International School of Helsinki (Selkämerenkatu 11, Helsinki)

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May 25: Ukulele Short Course: Basics levels 1 and 2

Join us for a second round of the Ukulele Short Course with Silvia! This course is split up into two lessons aimed at teenagers and adults:

When: Saturday, May 25, 10.00-15.45
Where: International School of Music Finland studio (Hietaniemenkatu 8, Helsinki)
Price: 35€ for either the level 1 or level 2 lesson, or 65€ for both.

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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 the Global Music Centre and International Culture Center Caisa