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

Have a great summer!

Our autumn semester begins August 16 (individual and group lessons) and August 23 (Music Playschool and pre-instrumental). To sign up, please contact us. Trial lessons will be arranged throughout the summer.

20% off of trial lessons!

Have you ever wanted to learn a new instrument? Our trial lessons will allow you to try it out with an experienced international teacher, either in person or online!  To buy your lesson, visit our web shop.

Limit one trial lesson per student per instrument. New students only. Offer expires 30.8.2021.

Make the most of your summer: take music lessons!

Our summer lessons can be purchased in packages suitable for your schedule: anywhere from 1 to 8 lessons. Summer lessons will take place between June 1 and July 31, 2021. To buy your lessons, visit our web shop and select and add as many lessons as you’d like to your cart.

If you are a current student, make sure to confirm your teacher’s availability before purchasing your lessons.



Our new web shop is open!

You can now visit our online shop to conveniently purchase individual trial lessons, summer lessons, and 5x lesson packages.

ISM is now in Oulu!

We are offering piano, guitar, flute and violin lessons in English, Spanish, French, Finnish and Polish at Oulu International School! Read more here.

We provide music lessons by highly-trained international teachers in many locations in Helsinki, Espoo and Oulu. We offer lessons for the following instruments:




Pan Flutes


Guitar (pop, classical)




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

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 4.5.2020.

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 and 5x lesson packages from our online shop.

              Length     1 lesson trial5x lesson package**
20 min              23€*                        —   
30 min              32€*                    160€
45 min              46€*                    230€
60 min              60€*                    300€

*Additional 20% discount until 30.8.2021. Discounts visible in our online shop. Limit one trial lesson per student per instrument.
**5 lesson packages are for weekly lessons and are to be used on five consecutive weeks. Limit one package per student per semester.

Semester packages

                         Autumn 2021   Spring 2022
        Length      (15 lessons)    (17 lessons)
20 min            345€             391€
30 min            480€             544€
45 min           690€             782€
60 min           900€            1020€


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

                                                    Autumn 2021      Spring 2022
       Students    1 lesson trial    (15 lessons)        (17 lessons)
2 students            29€                    435                  493
3 students            21€                    315                  357
4-10 students       19€                    285                  323


Individual Theory lessons

Length          1 lesson
30 min              25€
45 min              36€
60 min              50€

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.

For more information:


Click here for lesson guidelines and current curriculum

Meet our teachers

Jaime Belmonte Caparrós

Instruments: Piano, Ukulele, Choir, Composition, Music Theory
Languages: English, Spanish, Finnish, French
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Dhaivat Dave

Instruments: Drum Circle
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati
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Sarah Devoyon

Instruments: Cello
Languages: Finnish, English, French
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Silvia Melero Gómez

(Currently on maternity leave) Instruments: Piano, Ukulele
Languages: English, Spanish, Finnish, Catalan
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Dušica Grbatinić

Instruments: Voice, Piano
Languages: Serbian, English
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Johanna Knuuttila

Instruments: Violin
Languages: English, Finnish
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Anne-Laure Lamaisonneuve

Instruments: Piano
Languages: French, English
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Anna Leone

Instruments: Guitar
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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Joao Luis Matos Lopes

Instruments: Percussion, Drums
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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Rachel McIntosh

Instruments: Voice, Piano
Language: English
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Scott Natzke

Instruments: Trumpet
Language: English
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Mindaugas Neverovas

Instruments: Piano
Languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian, Finnish
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Camilo Pajuelo

Instruments: Guitar
Languages: English, Spanish
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Chen Qu

Instruments: Piano
Languages: Chinese, English, little Swedish
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Henri Salonen

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele, Recorder, Piano, Drums, Composition, Music theory
Languages: Finnish, English
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Livia Schweizer

Instruments: Flute, Recorder
Languages: Italian, English
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Pinja Suojoki

Instruments: Violin, Piano
Languages: Finnish, English
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Giedre Tabocchini

Instrument: Piano
Languages: English, Lithuanian, Italian, Finnish, Russian
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Zane Uitto

Instruments: Voice, Piano
Languages: Latvian, English
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Juha Matti Varvikko

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Percussion
Languages: Finnish, English, Spanish 
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Jeremy Wong

Instruments: Piano, Music Theory
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
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Mioko Yokoyama

Instruments: Piano, Composition
Languages: Japanese, English, Finnish
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Ani Luna Zafieri

Instruments: Piano
Languages: English, Italian, Croatian, Spanish, French
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Lesson Locations


We offer the option to take ABRSM exams for all students. ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is an international organisation that offers standardised exams for many instruments and all levels of musical ability in over 90 countries. ISM Finland is one of the few music schools in Finland that follows the internationally recognised ABRSM syllabus.




ABRSM exams are organised once per year (generally at the end of the spring semester) and are meant to encourage and motivate players and singers at all levels by providing clear goals and measuring their progress. Exams are overseen by a panel of teachers and are provided for musicians at various levels, from a Prep Test for beginners to Diplomas for advanced students and professionals. For those instruments requiring accompaniment, there may be an additional accompanist fee. For more information, please contact our ABRSM coordinator or our principal. Information regarding the different types of examinations can be found here.

Rock School Exams!

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 online exams are especially encouraged for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and pop vocal students.
Ask your teacher for more information!

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