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Juha Matti Varvikko, ISM Bass Teacher

Juha Matti Varvikko started playing the bass guitar at the age of twelve. Since then he has added other string instruments and percussion to his list as well. Juha studied the bass at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Espoo Music Institute as a teenager, but...

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...

Scott Natzke, ISM Trumpet Teacher

Scott Natzke joined the trumpet section of the Finnish National Opera in 2016. Before moving to Finland, Scott held principal positions in the Colorado Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, the Norrköping Simfoniorchester, and the Gulbenkain Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal....

Ruth Esther Blank, ISM Voice Teacher

Ruth Esther Blank is a professional singer, musical director and voice therapist from Israel with great experience in working with children and promoting their musical development through songs, dances and musical games. She graduated from the Jerusalem (Rubin)...

Robert Tobin, ISM Flute Teacher

Irish-born Robert Tobin is classical flautist currently living in Helsinki. With experience studying throughout Europe, he has gained qualifications from some of Europe's finest institutions. In 2012 he received his BA in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy...

Giedre Tabocchini, ISM Piano Teacher

Giedre Tabocchini is a Lithuanian pianist who has been living in Finland since 2008. She graduated from the Siauliai Conservatory (Lithuania) in 2004 as a pianist and teacher. She then continued her studies at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, where she earned...