Your musical home in FINLANDThe International School of Music Finland offers lessons to students of all ages and levels. Start lessons any day!
We provide The following Music Lessons:
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.
In Pre-Instrumental lessons, we introduce children to the basics of musical notation, rhythm, and instrumental performance in a fun and encouraging way.
Individual and Group Lessons
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.
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).
We are having a sale on trial lessons from now until the end of January 2021! If you have been contemplating music lessons, now’s a great time to start! The trial lesson can be purchased now and used anytime during the autumn semester (until 31.5.2021).
You can also purchase a trial lesson for someone else! We have the option for a 30-minute (25€), 45-minute (36€) or 3 x 30 minute lesson (87€) gift cards. While gift cards can be purchased by anyone, the trial lessons are meant for new students, and only one trial lesson/gift card can be used per student per instrument.
Contact us if you would like to purchase a trial lesson or a gift card, or if you have any questions!
We hope you enjoyed your winter break!
Private lessons resumed on January 11
Music Playschool will resume on January 25
The coronavirus coordination group for the Helsinki/Espoo metropolitan area met on January 14, 2021 and have decided to continue the restrictions on children’s and youth activities. Our private lessons will thus continue to be provided online in accordance with local government recommendations. Thankfully, our students do not have to take a break from music lessons and will continue learning remotely.
The coordination group recognises the negative impact of long-term restrictions on children’s health and will continually assess the situation. We will notify all students and parents when the situation changes and we are able to offer in-person teaching with the appropriate safety measures again.
In order to receive music lesson in-person, all students must be fully healthy and without any symptoms of Covid-19. Students should follow the government’s quarantine guidelines if they have recently been overseas or been in contact with someone who has been been in a high-risk country, or have been in touch with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19.
Any student who has recently returned from a yellow or red country (as explained here) will be asked to take online lessons for the recommended quarantine period of 14 days. Any other students who would prefer physical distancing beyond the quarantine period are welcome to take online lessons as well.
We have recently expanded our studio space at Hietalahdenkatu 8 & 10 to six teaching rooms. Each room has outside access, and we will allow for social contact only between students and teacher in the rooms. Therefore, during the lessons, we ask that parents wait outside. We will also require a minimum of 1-2 metres of physical distance in the teaching situation and we will ask students to disinfect their hands before each lesson. We will also disinfect the pianos after each lesson. All other students will use their own instruments during the lessons. If music stands are being used, they will be also disinfected after each lesson. Our teaching rooms will be equipped with a clear shield that can be placed between the teacher and the students, which will be used especially for voice lessons. Masks are optional, and teachers and students can wear them as they see fit.
We have set a maximum number of participants in all our groups of 6 students. This semester, concerts and events will be held in our larger spaces. There will be limits on the number of participants in accordance with the size of the space.
We will continue to follow government guidelines and recommendations and urge you to familiarise yourself with them as well. Important, up-to-date information can be found at www.stm.fi. We are looking forward to a healthy and safe beginning for the new school year, and as always, please contact us with any questions or concerns.
ISM Finland has just received an expanded teaching license (laaja opetuslupa) from the city of Espoo! Now we can continue growing and expanding our international music lessons westward and upward! Thank you to all of our students’ families, teachers, and staff for their perseverance in this process.
Now Providing Music Lessons Online!
Our experienced teachers are prepared to teach you in the comfort of your own home during this time of social separation. All you need is a strong internet connection, a suitable tablet or laptop, and a quiet room to hold the lesson in. Click here for more information.
Introducing Rock School!
We have the opportunity to become the first music school in Finland to provide Pop and Rock music exams through UK-based RSL Awards. These exams are especially encouraged for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and pop vocal students.
These exams have been moved online, and we are happy to help students to make video recordings of their performances.
We provide music playschool, pre-instrument, and ABRSM music lessons in 17 locations in Helsinki and Espoo, as well as Oulu International School and online.
PartnersWe organise lessons and events in partnership with the following organisations:
Click below to LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE OFFER:
Music Playschool Lessons
Ages 3 months – 7 years
Ages 5 – 8 years
Individual & Group Lessons
For all ages
Six-week courses for all current and potential students
Events & Workshops
Upcoming concerts, day courses, and global music workshops