Your musical home in FINLAND

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

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 Oulu as well as online music lessons

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


Spring Concert

The dates of the spring concert for ISM students have been announced! They are as follows:

Saturday, May 21: Concert for Helsinki students at Töölö library
Sunday, May 22: Concert for Espoo students at Espoo International School

The concert is open for ISM students and their families. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join our adult singing group!

This small introductory-level singing group will rehearse and perform music in different styles: classical, jazz, pop, world music. This course is open for beginning and intermediate singers and is led by an experienced vocal teacher. No audition is required, and topics of this course include two- and three-voice singing, breathing and producing sound, rhythm, collaboration in a team of singers and artistic presentation. Students will learn to use basic music skills, build ensemble awareness, and prepare for a performance.

This group is for 4-8 students, and lessons will begin once the minimum amount of students has registered.

Mondays, 18.00- 18.45 at the ISM Studio (Hietalahdenkatu 8, Helsinki).

This package includes 6 lessons for the price of 114€ (19€ per lesson).
More more information, please email us at info@ismfinland.org.

Sign Up Now for Summer Camps!

First Camp: June 6-10,
Second Camp: June 13-17


Theme: Around the Musical World in Five Days!

For children ages 6-11.

This summer’s camps will be an exploration of different music styles and songs from around the world. These camps will not only be fun and filled with activities, music, performances, and crafts, but they will also teach children music history, music styles, and instrument history. Every day of camp, children will make a new instrument and prepare a musical performance on that instrument. There will be group lessons that include singing, piano, ukulele, band, and percussion. On Friday afternoon (the last day of camp), there will be a musical performance that the families can attend! A more detailed program for each day will be published on our website in April.

The camp takes place every day Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 16:00. 

In order to make sure each child is well attended, we will keep our groups small. The maximum number of children is 18, with three teachers. Our camp coordinators are Pinja Suojoki and Lotta Suominen.

For registration, please follow this link:

The price of 240€ includes all music lessons, craft materials, a hot lunch and afternoon snack every day, and insurance. Once we have reached the minimum number of 10 participants for each camp, an invoice of 50€ will be sent to secure your child’s place. The remaining amount of 190€ for the camp will be sent two weeks before the start of a camp. Please note that cancellation is possible up to 4 weeks before the start of a camp, but the fee of 50€ is non refundable (except in the case of the camp being cancelled).  For more info, please email us at info@ismfinland.org.

New Choirs in Helsinki and Espoo!
Join the ISM Choir, where we will teach singing techniques, play musical games and sing a variety of songs (including American folk songs and some popular music). Teacher: Myra Owens.

International School of Music (Helsinki)

Mondays, beginning January 24
Ages 6-9: 16.15-17.00
Ages 10+: 17.15-18.15

Espoo International School

Tuesdays, beginning January 18
Ages 6-9: 16.00-16.45
Ages 10+: 17.00-18.00

Price: 105€, or FREE for ISM students. The semester includes 15 lessons and the Spring Concert. 

For more information, email us at info@ismfinland.org.

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.


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


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