Instrument ladders

Instrument Ladders in a nutshell

Instrument Ladders is a one-year preparatory instrument teaching, during which you learn about the basics of one instrument and home training, ensure the suitability of the instrument and form an overview of the playing hobby. There are approximately 80-100 places for Instrument Ladders every year, and after a year there is an opportunity to apply to continue playing in Music Institute’s basic studies based on the progress and the motivation shown.

Tuition fee 210 € (from 1.8.2024), including a rented instrument (not applicable to piano) and teaching locations are in Tapiola.

Teaching takes place in a group of 2-6 students, 30-60 min/ week depending on the instrument including 15 autumn lessons and 15 spring lessons.

Instrument selection (in the order of registration)

  • french horn: 7-8 years old 
  • trombone 6-8 years old 
  • low brass (alto horn, baritone horn, tuba): 7-8 
  • woodwind coaching with recorder: 6-7 years old
  • clarinet: 7-9 years old, subject to front teeth up and down 
  • saxophone: 7-9 years old, subject to permanent front teeth up and down 
  • bassoon: 8-9 years old 
  • double bass: 6-8 years old

Most popular Instrument Ladders groups through student selections

Beginners who have participated in student selections/entrance exam can first be offered a place in one-year music ladder group. Groups are formed depending on the instruments needed, such as piano, guitar, accordion, kantele, strings and winds.

Climb the Instrument Ladders into the world of music.

Instrument Ladders groups 2024-25

Mondays 17–18
Teacher: Eero Nissinen

Wednesdays 16.30–17
Wednesdays 17–17.30
Teacher: Laura Clewer

Group 1: Mondays 17.30–18
Group 2: Wednesdays 17.30–18
Group 3: Tuesdays 17–17.45
Teacher: Veera Luomala

Thursdays 17.30–18.30
Teacher: Miska Matero

Double bass
Thursdays at a mutually agreed time
Teacher: Taru Tiusanen

Mondays 17.15–18.15
Teacher: Osmo Palmu

Low brass (althorn, baritone horn, tuba)
Tuesdays 17–17.45
Teacher: Mikko Marttila

Fridays 17–17.45
Teacher: Petteri Kippo

Tuesdays 17–17.45
Tuesdays 18–18.45
Teacher: Adam Herd

Wednesdays 17–17.45
Thursdays 17-17.45
Teacher: Rebekka Angervo

Tuesdays 16.45–17.30
Teacher: Sini Vahervuo

Tuesdays 17.30–18.15
Teacher: Nadja Hanhilahti

Tuesdays 17–17.45
Teacher: Hanna Lipiäinen

Woodwind / clarinet and saxophone
Mondays 16.15–17
Teacher: Maaret Koskenkari

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