Pre-Instrumental Lessons

A fun and encouraging introduction to instrument lessons and music theory for children aged 5-8

Pre-instrumental music lessons will 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 (2-4 students) will help ensure that every child receives individual attention and understands all the different concepts that are covered.


Your child’s own interest in music


Your child to various musical instruments


The importance of practicing an instrument


Your child’s achievements at regular concerts


Your child for ABRSM-level lessons

In Pre-Instrumental Lessons, Your Child Will Learn How To:

Handle an instrument and use correct body positioning
Echo Melodic and rhythmic phrases
Find the right notes while singing and playing
Use theory books to support the learning process
Describe music verbally
Clap on beat to different pieces
Practice effectively at home
Prepare for a concert and behave on stage

Music Carousel

Our Music Carousel is a fun way to get to know instruments in a quick and easy way.  In Music Carousel lessons, your child will be taught the basics of 2-3 different instruments during short 3-4 week courses. Our Carousel is a great way for your child to find the right instrument for them.



Meet Our Pre-Instrumental Team

Our highly-trained and educated teachers each have significant experience in both music performance and early childhood music education.

Anna Leone

Anna received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (2012), and her Master’s degree from James Madison University (USA). Anna has performed as a soloist throughout Brazil, USA and Finland, dedicating most of her repertoire to Latin American and Spanish classical music. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree at Sibelius Academy.

Henri Salonen

Henri completed an undergraduate degree in Popular Music in 2014 at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England and a Masters Degree in Film & media composing at the Irish American University of Dublin in Sofia, Bulgaria. Henri has worked as a peripatetic instrument teacher in 3 different elementary schools. Henri’s passion for music started as a self taught instrumentalist, and his teaching style places value on nurturing a student’s own musical voice. 

Juha Matti Varvikko

Juha studied bass at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Espoo Music Institute. His specialty is in the anthropology of music, and while researching his Master’s thesis in Lima, he studied the cajón drum with the renowned Afro-Peruvian musician, the late Manuel ‘Mangüé’ Vásquez. Currently, Juha performs in different bands with repertoires ranging from Latin American folk to indie rock and electronic music.

Pre-Instrumental Lesson Locations

We offer music pre-instrument lessons at the following areas in Helsinki / Espoo:

Albatross Daycare (Espoo)
ISM Finland Studio (Helsinki)
International School of Helsinki (Helsinki)

Is your child’s school or daycare missing from this list?

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For more information, please contact:

Giedre Tabocchini
045 265 7848


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