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Music Playschool

Inspiring a love and enthusiasm for music in children ages 3 months to 7 years.

Our music playschool immerses young children in a rich musical environment while also contributing to their overall development and well-being. Research has shown that early music education is beneficial for brain development and supports a child’s holistic development. We provide lessons at our studio and at partner daycares in the Helsinki and Espoo area.

Awaken
Your child’s (and your family’s) interest in music
Develop
Your child’s knowledge and ability to listen to music and express themselves
Support
Your child’s creativity as well as their motor, sensory and social development
Encourage

Your child’s own creativity and inventiveness

Enjoy

Learning music in a safe and welcoming environment

Our unique teaching strategy

5-10 Children per group

Our optimised group sizes ensure that your child will have the necessary amount of individual attention.

 

Simultaneous learning approach

Each lesson is a journey where the teacher and students imaginatively investigate ways of communicating musical and technical insights together.

Variety of learning activities

The basics of music are taught through listening, dancing, body percussion, movement, musical games tailored to each child’s age and development.

Prep for instrument lessons

Our Music Playschool prepares your child for either pre-instrumental or ABRSM music lessons provided by our highly-trained international teachers.

Find the perfect group for your child

We provide age-appropriate playschool groups for children ages 3 months all the way to 7 years!

Baby Groups

3 to 12 months old, with parent

30-minute lessons

Family Groups

1 to 2 years old, with parent 

30-minute lessons

Playgroups

3 to 7 years old, no parents

30- or 45-minute lessons

Preschool

6 to 7 years old, no parents

45-minute lessons

Meet Our Playschool Team

Our highly-trained playschool teachers have significant teaching experience and an educational background in music education and pedagogy.

Ujjainee Ghosh

Ujjainee holds a Senior Diploma in Indian Classical Music awarded by the esteemed music school of Prayag Sangeet Samiti in India and is pursuing her final year of Bachelor’s in Indian Classical Music. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Communications and a Diploma in Education. She has experience as a teacher in Cambridge-affiliated schools and has been teaching music for many years. With her experience in music, communication studies and education, Ujjainee strives to integrate music with educational principles that contribute to a well-rounded life experience while promoting holistic development in a fun and positive environment.

Silvia Melero Gomez

Silvia Melero Gomez holds two bachelor’s degrees in music education: one focused on music teaching at primary schools, and one focused on Music Pedagogy, Solfège and Aural Skills. She recently completed a master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language and has been teaching Piano, Music Theory, Ear training, Voice, Music Playschool and has conducted children’s choirs since 2006.

Silvia is on parental leave until August 1.

Inka Liitiäinen

Inka Liitiäinen is currently studying early childhood music education and applied use of arts in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. She completed a degree from the same school in 2017 with a major in violin pedagogy and also studied violin performance in the Netherlands in Hoogeschool vooor Kunsten Utrecht. Inka’s teaching focuses on helping students find a positive life-long relationship with music through the joy of learning and understanding new things. She believes that everyone can learn music.

Barbara Mussafia

Originally from France, Barbara completed her Bachelor and Master studies at the Sibelius Academy in cello and pedagogy. In 2022 she began training in music playschool for children from ages 3 to 10, teaching music theory in a fun new way. Barbara incorporates the cello into many of her music playschool lessons.

Myra Owens

Myra completed her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Concordia College and Masters Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University, where she also received her Kodaly certified teacher accreditation. She has taught music and conducted choirs in North America, Asia, and Europe since 2008.  

Livia Schweizer

Livia graduated from the Conservatory of Livorno (Italy) and is currently studying for her masters degree in at the Sibelius Academy. She has developed a very strong interest in improvisation and has led various projects in Helsinki with the aim of exploring the field of multidisciplinary arts, collaborating often with dancers and theater artists.

Music Playschool Schedule

We offer music playschool lessons at many preschools and playschools in the Helsinki / Espoo area, as well as at our studio in Helsinki).

We are currently offering the following groups.
For more specific information, contact your playschool directly or get in touch.

Espoo

Albatross (Leppävaara) – Tuesdays
Carousel (Olari) – Fridays
Espoo International School Indian Music Playschool on Saturdays
ICEC Westend
 – Tuesdays
Pilke Espoonlahti – Wednesdays & Fridays
Pilke Merikatti (Kivenlahti) – Mondays
Pilke Mäntyviita (Tapiola) – Thursdays
Pilke Tapiola – Thursdays

Helsinki

Bright Beginners (Arabianranta) – Mondays
Bumblebees (Herttoniemi) – Mondays
Bumblebees
(Myllypuro) – Wednesdays
Carousel (Ruoholahti) – Mondays
Finnish-American Kindergarten
(Kamppi) – Tuesdays
Finnish-American Kindergarten (Ruoholahti) – Wednesdays
Finnish-American Kindergarten (Töölö) – Mondays
ICEC Herttoniemi – Fridays
ICEC Töölö – Wednesdays
Montessori Community – Fridays
ISM Studio – Saturdays (see schedule below)

Playschool Schedule at the ISM Studio

The following lessons take place at the ISM Studio (Hietalahdenkatu 8, Helsinki). In these groups, your child will learn the basics of music using songs, rhymes, instrument play, ear training and listening activities. All lessons are prepared for their specific age groups.

Saturdays

9.30-10.15: Ages 1-2, with parent(s) 
10.30-11.15: Ages 3-4, with parent(s) Group full
11.30-12.15: Ages 3-4, with parent(s) 
12.30-13.15: Ages 4-6, without parent(s) 

Wednesdays

17.15-18.00: Cello, Rhythm, and Relaxation for ages 2-4, with parent(s)
18.15.-19.00: Cello, Rhythm, and Relaxation for ages 5-7, without parent(s)

Playschool Partners

Is your child’s daycare missing from this list?

Music Playschool Pricing

Music Playschool at the ISM Studio

195€ per semester*
(15 x 45 min lessons)

*Children are welcome to start lessons at any time during the semester.
The semester fee will be adjusted according to the number of lessons remaining.

Note: Unfortunately we do not offer sibling or other discounts for playschool lessons. You can find our lesson guidelines here.

Music Playschool at Daycares

30 min      8,50€ / session
45 min      9,50€ / session

The season length at daycares varies; please contact your daycare for more information.

Interesting in signing up?

For more information, please contact:

Giedre Tabocchini
Principal
045 265 7848

giedre@ismfinland.org

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