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Samuel Phua

Saxophonist Samuel Phua is a recipient of the National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (undergraduate) 2017 and is furthering his studies at the Sibelius academy with Joonatan Rautiola. He graduated with the International Baccalaureate Career Certificate (IBCC) from the...

Anna Leone

Anna Leone is a master in music performance and one of the most prized young guitarists in Brazil. At the age of seven, she started playing mostly Brazilian music, and later on dedicated her studies to classical music. In 2014, Anna received a Bachelor Music degree...

Chen Qu

Chen's musical journey began in China since she was 4 years old. By the tender age of 12, she has obtained the highest possible piano certification conferred by Shanghai conservatory, China conservatory and Chinese Musician Association. Throughout her adolescent...

Dušica Grbatinic

    Dusica Grbatinic is a musician and music teacher from Serbia. She speaks Serbian, English and some Finnish. She started playing piano at the age of 7 and quickly decided to focus her studies entirely on music. Along with her interest for classical music,...

Helsinki Music Teacher: Juha Matti Varvikko

Juha Matti Varvikko started playing the bass guitar at the age of twelve and eventually added other string instruments and percussion to his musical skills. Juha studied at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Espoo Music Institute as a teenager and eventually...

Lotta Suominen, ISM Voice Teacher

Lotta is contemporary singer-songwriter, composer and a pianist. She was born and raised in Finland, but she has earned her music degree at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Los Angeles with industry specialists and movie composers. One of her passions and dreams...

Johanna Knuuttila, ISM Violin and Piano Teachers

Since graduating with a Bachelors degree in Violin pedagogy in 2009, Johanna has worked for different music schools in Helsinki teaching both individual and group lessons to students between the ages of 5 and 30. Johanna has conducted a chamber orchestra at the...

Lily Solomonov, ISM Piano and Voice Teacher

Lily Solomonov (b. 1990), originally from Israel, is completing her last year of the Master’s Degree in Choir Conducting at the Sibelius Academy. In her youth she sang in the Efroni Choir, which was established thanks to the Finnish children's choir Tapiola. She...

Kristina Bogataj, ISM Piano Teacher

Kristina Bogataj is a certified music teacher with a vast pedagogical background. She graduated with a degree in Music Pedagogy from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and is currently studying choir conducting at the Sibelius Academy. During her studies at the...

Javier Sanchez Perez, ISM Bass Teacher

Javier Sanchez Perez is a bassist, composer and arranger. He combines his musical activity with the academic field as pedagogue and researcher of traditional music styles and their inclusion in a contemporary music context. Javier began his musical studies as a pupil...