Music lessons with the option of taking ABRSM exams, for all ages!

We provide music lessons by highly-trained international teachers at the following locations:

Kaijonharjun nuorisotalo
Myllytullin koulu
Oulu International School
Oulu Steiner School

We offer lessons for the following instruments:




Guitar & Ukulele

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


We are now providing flute and violin lessons at Myllytullin koulu! For more information or to set up a trial lesson, call us at 040 812 1786 or email oulu@ismfinland.org.

Music Playschool lessons have arrived at Kaijonharjun nuorisotalo with special pricing: 60€ for six weeks of lessons (only 10€ per lesson)! Call us at 040 812 1786 or email oulu@ismfinland.org for more information, or apply here.

Sign up for Music Carousel Pre-Instrumental classes at Oulu International School! Learn the basics of three instruments in a fun, interactive environment. Call us at 040 812 1786 or email oulu@ismfinland.org for more information, or apply here.

Music Playschool and Pre-Instrumental (Music Carousel) Lessons

In addition to instrument lessons, we also offer music playschool lessons for children ages 0-7 and pre-instrumental music lessons for children ages 5-8. These lessons introduce your child to the world of music by promoting basic musical skills in a fun and encouraging way. The small size of group lessons help ensure that every child receives individual attention and understands all the different concepts that are covered.

Pre-Instrumental Groups for Spring 2022:

Lessons will begin when each group is filled

Piano Pre-Instrumental group
Steiner school
Group for 2 students ages 5-8
Teacher: Carmen

Music Carousel (Recorder and Flute)
Myllytuli school
Group for 2 students ages 5-8
Teacher: Emma

Violin Pre-Instrumental group
Steiner school
Group for 2 students ages 5-8
Teacher: Laura

Ukulele Pre-Instrumental group
Steiner school
Group for 2 students ages 5-8
Teacher: Eva

Music Carousel (Piano, Guitar, and Ukulele)
Steiner school
Group for 2 students ages 5-8
Teacher: Eva


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. A list of common questions regarding the examination and syllabus can be found here.

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 5.2021.

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     1 lesson trial
20 min              23€
30 min              32€
45 min              46€
60 min              60€

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


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


Pre-Instrumental lessons (ages 5-8) 

Visit our Pre-Instrumental lessons page for more information.

                                         Autumn 2021      Spring 2022
30 minute lessons
        ( 15 lessons)       (17 lessons)
2 students                       285€                   323€
3 students                      210€                   238€

                                       Autumn 2021       Spring 2022
45 minute lessons      (15 lessons)        (17 lessons)
2 students                     360€                     408€
3-4 students                  285€                      323€

Any questions? 


Click here for lesson guidelines and current curriculum

Meet our teachers

Carmen de los Reyes

Instrument: Piano
Languages: Spanish, English, French
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Laura Koivusalo

Instrument: Violin
Languages: English, Finnish
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Emma Tessier

Instrument: Flute
Languages: English, French, Finnish, Estonian
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