Teaching

Bassotunnit Kuopiossa

I teach piano, guitar and bass, always according to the level and wishes of the student. We can also play more than one instrument in the same lesson.

Everyone is welcome to my lessons, regardless of background, skills and age. Everyone willing to learn will learn to play.

The main goal of my lessons is to awaken and develop the student’s musicality. Ideally, the student is excited about music, and it enriches their life. I show examples of how to play and verbally create mental images to stimulate the student’s creativity.

We will get acquainted extensively with music to find new songs to listen to and play. I make transcriptions suitable for the student’s level of their favourite songs.

My music lessons develop

  • ways to bring music to life by original interpretation
  • versatility to play different styles (such as classical, film music, chart hits, rock and jazz)
  • playing with other people and accompanying singing
  • improvisation and music composition
  • technical skills, practice techniques and independent learning skills
  • sheet music reading, music perception and theoretical understanding

Remote learning

Do you live outside Kuopio, or is it otherwise challenging to attend lessons? You can participate remotely via Skype from anywhere in Finland (or the world!).

Entrance exam training
and degrees

I coach young talents for elementary school music class or conservatory entrance exams. We will practise instrument playing, singing, music theory and prepare with example exams.

You can also perform instrument exams at the conservatory through my lessons.

Student concerts

As the constraints on gatherings and the pandemic ease, my students can perform at student concerts, giving them a valuable performance experience.