Music ladders

Music ladders in a nutshell

Music ladder 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 music 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 200 €, 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 music ladder 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 Music Ladders into the world of music.

Music Ladders groups 2022-23

Friday 16.30-17.30
teacher: Anne Silvennoinen
Thursday 17.30-18.30
teacher: Anni Björk
Double bass
Thursday 17.45-18.15
teacher: Taru Tiusanen
French horn
Tuesday 17.30-18.15
teacher: Mari Loiske
Monday 17.30-18.15 
teacher: Juuso Nieminen
Wednesday 16.30-17.15
teacher: Laura Ikonen


Tuesday 17-17.45
Tuesday 18-18.45
teacher: Adam Herd

Wednesday klo 17-17.45
Thursday klo 17-17.45
teacher: Rebekka Angervo

Wednesday 17.30-18.30
teacher: Nanako Lammi

Tuesday 17.30-18.15
teacher: Mimosa Laine

Friday klo 16-16.45
teacher: Tarja Koskinen

Monday 18-19
teacher: Sirkka Kuula

Wood winds (recorder)
Tuesday 16.45-17.30
teacher: Sini Vahervuo

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