Music lessons in Helsinki, Espoo, Oulu and online with the option of taking ABRSM, MTB, and Rock School exams.

We provide music lessons by highly-trained international teachers for the following instruments:






Guitar (classical, pop, rock)




Voice (pop, classical, jazz)

Renting/Buying Instruments

We are happy to help ISM students in buying or renting instruments, and we also have our own small stock of instruments available for hire for lessons. Note that instrument rentals are offered for ISM students only. Please contact your teacher or our office for more information.

We offer lessons in the following languages:

Our Music Lessons Are:

for All Ages
for All Skill Levels
For Individuals or Groups
Taught by Highly-Trained International Teachers
Provided without Entrance Exams
Open for Year-Round Enrollment

Our Teaching Approach

Simultaneous Learning

The process of learning music contains elements of listening, performing, memory, rhythm, notation, theory, composition, improvisation, character, and expression. Our music lessons include these elements in the learning process in the form of appropriate, continuously achievable musical activities. The goal of this process is to produce positive and empowered learners. This approach was developed by Paul Harris and is the basis for ABRSM and MTB exams.


ISM provides exam preparation and recording options for students to take all of the following online exams:

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ARBSM)

ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is an international organisation that offers standardised classical exams for many instruments and all levels of musical ability in over 90 countries. ABRSM performance exams focus on a classical recital program that is recorded and sent for assessment.

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Music Teachers' Board (MTB)

The Music Teachers' Board (MTB) exams are online exams for classical music students provided in over 50 countries. MTB practical exams comprise of a Recital section, Technical section and in most cases a Musicianship section. In addition to performance skills, MTB Practical Grades assess a broad array of technical and musical skills such as scales and sight reading.

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RSL RockSchool

Whether you are taking your first steps on your instrument, moving into further/higher education, or perfecting your advanced instrument technique; a RSL Rockschool Exams will not only improve your playing ability, but expand your technical proficiency and give you a solid grasp of music theory – all whilst learning some of the most iconic tracks from the world of popular music.

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Pricing for music lessons

Lesson fees per semester include weekly lessons and an end of the year concert (with the last lesson being the concert). A maximum of two lessons can be substituted for workshops and the end of year concert. Prices were established at the ISM Finland Kannatusyhdistys RY Board meeting on 5.2022.

Individual lessons

It is possible for students to have one trial lesson on the instrument of their choice with no obligation to continue lessons. The trial lesson must be paid for in full prior to the arranged lesson time. You can purchase trial lessons from our online shop.

               Length     Trial music lesson
20 min            24€
30 min            33€
45 min            47€

Purchase trial lessons from our online shop.

Semester packages

                   Autumn 2022   Spring 2023
Length      (15 lessons)     (17 lessons)
20 min          360€          408€
30 min          495€          561€
45 min          705€          799€
60 min         915€         1037€

Discounts are available for multiple family members and for lessons on multiple instruments. However, there is a limit of one type of discount (early bird, second instrument, and sibling discount) per family . 

Choir lessons (at Espoo International School)

ISM Students                    FREE
Non-ISM Students              120€

Group lessons (45 mins each, price is per student)

                            Autumn 2022     Spring 2023
    Students        (15 lessons)      (17 lessons)
2 students                 450€              510€
3 students                  330€              374€
4-10 students            300€              340€

For theory lessons, students will be grouped as best as possible by age and theory knowledge. We teach the ABRSM theory curriculum and students are encouraged to take part in the annual theory exam.


The pricing for ABRSM exams varies from 67€ to 150€, depending on the level of the student.

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Click here for lesson guidelines and current curriculum

Lesson Locations

We offer private music lessons at schools in Helsinki, Espoo and Oulu, as well as our studio (marked with green). Music Playschool locations are marked with blue, and individual lesson locations with red.