Pre-InstrumentAL Lessons

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

UPDATE: All of our pre-instrumental lessons will be held online until May 2020. If you have questions about setting up online lessons, please contact our lesson coordinator.

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.

AWAKEN

Your child’s own interest in music

Introduce

Your child to various musical instruments

Explain

The importance of practicing an instrument

Showcase

Your child’s achievements at regular concerts

Prepare

Your child for ABRSM-level lessons

In Pre-Instrumental Lessons, your child will learn:

to handle an instrument and correct body positioning
To echo Melodic and rhythmic phrases
To find the right notes while singing and playing
to Use theory books to support the learning process
to describe music verbally
to clap on beat to different pieces
To practice effectively at home
to prepare for a concert and how to 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.

 

 

 Pre-Instrumental lesson Pricing & Guidelines

                                         Autumn 2020      Spring 2021
30 minute lessons
        ( 15 lessons)       (17 lessons)

2 students                       270€                   306€
3 students                      180€                   204€

                                       Autumn 2020       Spring 2021
45 minute lessons      (15 lessons)        (17 lessons)
2 students                     345€                     391€
3 students                     270€                      306€
4 students                     255€                      289€

 Prices are for lessons beginning 1.8.2020 and later.

You can find our lesson guidelines here.

Questions about pricing or lessons?

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 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.

Ann Valto

Ann is an American musician who began her musical career at age 7, starting first on piano, and then progressing onto violin studies as well at age 10. Ann started studying violin music education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, under the teaching guidance of Renata Artman Knific. She also had the privilege of playing actively in the University Symphony Orchestra directed by Bruce Uchimura.

Juha Matti Varvikko

Juha studied the bass at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Espoo Music Institute as a teenager. He specializes in the anthropology of music. While doing research for 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-Instrument Lesson Locations

We offer music pre-instrument lessons at several preschools and playschools in the Helsinki / Espoo area, as well as at our studio.

Interesting in signing up?

For more information, please contact:

Giedre Tabocchini
Pre-Instrumental Lesson Coordinator
045 265 7848

giedre@ismfinland.org