Updated Links for Espoo Students: We have a new link for our application and student portal for students in Espoo. The link for students in Espoo is now https://ism-espoo.eepos.fi/, while the link for students in Helsinki remains unchanged (https://ismfinland.eepos.fi/). Please email us with any questions.

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 (laaja ja yleinen opetuslupa) and funding from the city of Helsinki.



 Come visit Espoo International School on August 31 for some great music and information on our music school’s activities. Meet our teachers, listen to beautiful music by Amrita Chakrabarty, and join the beats of our Community Drum Circle. This is an event for all ages, and children are especially welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Saturday 31.08.2019, 13.00-15.00
Where: Espoo International School (Lillhemtintie 1, Espoo)
Price: Free!

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September 27-28: Kora (African harp) Workshop

The kora is a beautiful traditional 22-stringed harp instrument played by West-African musician families. Nowadays it is adapted to many different musical styles and can often heard in world music from around the globe. In this workshop, we will start from the very beginning by learning the basic playing techniques, melodic and rhythm patterns used in kora playing, and then learn how to play select songs on the kora.

WHEN: Fri 27.9.2019, 17:00 – 20:00 and Sat 28.9.2019, 13:00 – 16:00
WHEREGlobal Music Centre (Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki)
PRICE: 50€ for two days; 30€ for one day

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This intensive workshop provides an overview of the main styles and genres of traditional Venezuelan music for cuatro and guitar. By using a didactic method, participants will be able to complete their knowledge and improve their skills using an accurate perspective of the style from Eduardo Ramírez, an outstanding cuatro, mandolin, and guitar player.

WHEN:  Mon 11.11, 17:00 – 20:00 and Tue 12.11, 17:00 – 20:00
WHERE: Global Music Centre (Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki)
 50€ for two days; 30€ for one day

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ISM Finland offers 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 over countries and are often viewed favourably by applications boards at music conservatories and universities.


ISM Finland 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