Your Musical Home in Finland

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


Music lessons with no entrance exams, starting any time

Our spring semester begins on January 15 (individual and group lessons) and January 22 (music playschool lesson), and we still have room for you!

All students of individual lessons are welcome to have a trial lesson on their preferred instrument before signing up for a semester. Click on your preferred lesson location below to check instrument and group availability and then visit our web shop and send us a message to set up a trial lesson.

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 online

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


Register Now for Summer Camps!

Welcome to the ISM Finland summer camps for children ages 6-10, with a focus on interdisciplinary creativity! The summer camps are each one week long, with activities from 9:30-15:30 every day, Monday through Friday:

June 3-7
June 10-14

The camps are taught by experienced ISM teachers, and the aim is to promote your child’s creativity through music, crafts, and outdoor play time. Our teachers will give each child the attention they need with a maximum of 6 children per teacher.

Daily schedule:

  • 9:00-9:30: Arrival
  • 9:30-12:00: Music and arts activities
  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00-13:30: Free time after lunch
  • 13:30-14:30: Outdoor play in the park
  • 15:00-15:30: Snack
  • 15:30-16:00: Pickup

Ages: For children ages 6-10
June 3-7 or June 10-14 (Monday through Friday).
Price: 280€ with warm lunch each day or 240€ without lunch. 10€ discount if registered by 15.3.
Booking fee: A 50€ deposit is needed to reserve your child’s spot (the early bird price is 40€ if paid by 15.3 through our web shop).

Fill in this form to register then pay the booking deposit from our web shop.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 2: Free Music Playschool Demo in Espoo: A Playful Introduction to Indian Music!

Join us for a fun session of making music with your children, with an Indian twist! Ujjainee Ghosh, an Indian classical musician and music teacher from Kolkata, will lead children and parents in an overview of Indian instruments, Indian vocal practices (Swaras), movement activities, breathing exercises and rhythmic games.

This event is for children ages 3-6 along with one or both parents, and is open to people of all cultures and backgrounds. The primary language of instruction is English. The teacher also speaks the following Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali and some Marathi and Gujarati. If the event receives enough interest, we will offer regular weekly Indian music playschool lessons.

FOR WHO: Children ages 3-6 and parents who are interested in Indian music
: Saturday, March 2 at 11.00-11.30 (3-4 year olds) and 11.45-12.15 (5-6 year olds)
WHERE: Espoo International School (Lillhemtintie 1, 02250 Espoo)
PRICE: Free!
REGISTRATION: Register by filling out the form here.

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Saturday, March 2: Harmony in Raagas: An Immersive Indian Music Workshop for Adults in Helsinki

Join us for a fun and free introduction to Indian music for adults! In this workshop, participants be guided through a brief history of Indian music, introduced to some of the different forms of Indian music and singing styles, and be able to participate in some practical exercises for breathwork and singing.

No previous musical experience is required and everyone is welcome to attend. This workshop may be especially beneficial for you if:

  • You have an interest in Indian music and are not sure exactly where to start
  • You would like to try out and know about different aspects of Indian music: classical, light, instruments, bollywood
  • You already have some (or a lot of..) western music knowledge and would like to know how that relates to Indian classical music
  • You just want to try it for fun!

The language of instruction is English. The teacher also speaks the following Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali and some Marathi and Gujarati. If participants are interested, there may be a possibility for individual or group Indian music lessons organized at a later time.

About the teacher: Ujjainee Ghosh has a Senior Diploma in Indian Classical Music from a prestigious Indian institution (Prayag Sangeet Samiti), and she specialises in Khayal Sangeet and Indian Light Classical Genre. She has extensive experience in singing various genres of Indian music across different languages. As a music teacher, she strives to tailor the musical approach to each student’s learning style; teaching is not just about imparting knowledge but also about nurturing a deep understanding and appreciation for the nuances of Indian Classical Music.

In order to register, please fill in this short form. If you have any questions, you can also email the teacher directly.

FOR WHO: Adults (ages 17+) interested in Indian music. No previous experience required.
: Saturday, March 2 from 14:00-15:00
WHERE: International School of Music (Hietalahdankatu 8, Helsinki)
PRICE: Free!
REGISTRATION: Register by filling out the form here.

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Wednesday, March 6: Free Music Playschool Event in Helsinki: Cello, Rhythm, and Relaxation

Join us for a fun session of musical movement, games, and listening exercises that will develop your child’s creativity and stimulate their relaxation. ISM Finland playschool teacher and cellist Barbara (M.A. in Cello and Pedagogy, Sibelius Academy) will lead children in dances to live cello music, various rhythmic games, and finish with sonore relaxation techniques.

The event is split into two groups depending on the age of the children:

17:15-17:45: Ages 2-4 (with parents)
18:00-18:30: Ages 5-7 (parents optional)

This event is open to people of all cultures and backgrounds. The primary language of instruction is English, with the possibility of French as a supporting language.

FOR WHO: Children ages 2-7
: Wednesday, March 6 at 17:15-17:45: Ages 2-4 (with parents), and 18:00-18:30: Ages 5-7 (parents optional)
WHERE: International School of Music (Hietalahdankatu 8, Helsinki)
PRICE: Free!
REGISTRATION: Register by filling out the form here.

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We provide music playschool, pre-instrument, and individual & group music lessons in Helsinki, Espoo, and online.


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

Click below to learn more about what we offer:

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

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