For children (5 y.o.) and adults of any age and level
You can start with a trial lesson
Studying languages: English and Finnish
2 students in one group
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Soprano Milla Mäkinen studies classical voice at the Sibelius-Academy under Sirkku Wahlroos-Kaitila. She has a special interest in early music and is an active performer of contemporary music. Mäkinen has been studying guitar under Marjo Leppä, Juha Johansson, Otto Berger, Pekka Miettinen, Fabio de Oliveira and Peter Engberg. She is spending her fifteenth year as a singer-guitarist concentrating on Bossa nova music.
Emma Suszko first graduated as a classical singer from the Conservatory of Helsinki in 2009. In addition to vocal classes, she also studied piano as a secondary instrument. Her journey continued at the Metropolia University of Applied Studies of Helsinki, where she studied voice with Sirkku Wahlroos-Kaitila and from where she has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance (2013), as well as at the Haute École de Musique of Geneva, Switzerland, where she studied with contralto/conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and from where she holds a Master’s degree in Music Pedagogy (voice teaching, 2016). During her years of practicing music, she also completed studies in French and Italian linguistics at the University of Helsinki, and nowadays especially French melodies are an important part of her repertoire. In the field of music, she has also completed a teacher training program in Early Music Education called Music Together. Emma is an experienced solo, chorus and ensemble singer in many musical genres, including contemporary and popular music, and has refined her artistic and pedagogical skills at masterclasses with David L. Jones, Karine Deshayes, Luisa Castellani, Hedwig Fassbaender, Hartmut Höll and Francois Le Roux among others. As a soloist she has performed for instance in Bach’s Christmas oratorium, as the Second boy in the Magic Flute, as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, as Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, as well as at the Savonlinna opera festival in the role of one of the Pages in Wagner’s Lohengrin. She is also a long time member of the Savonlinna opera festival chorus and a vocalist in the festival’s pop/jazz band Midnight circus. Emma is passionate about developing her vocal and artistic skills especially in art songs, church music and ensemble singing, as well as about sharing the joy of music by teaching. She is very student-oriented and encouraging, and welcomes to her classes all who are interested in exploring the many dimensions of singing!
It is never too late to start learning to sing. Everyone who wants to improve their singing skills can manage to achieve good results. There are no special requirements for those who want to start learning, and our teacher Milla Mäkinen will prepare an appropriate singing syllabus for each student.
Even children aged under 10 can begin to develop their vocal skills by attending singing lessons where they will learn the basics of musical art by using their voice. The most important aspect in education is the natural development of the child’s abilities and promotion of his or her interest in music in general. Singing develops procedural and abstract thinking and motor skills, and also has a positive effect on the emotional perception of the world.
You can choose the repertoire for your singing lessons. The genre does not matter. All musical styles and genres are welcome in our lessons. For children, a suitable repertoire of children’s songs is selected.
Taidetöölö’s singing teacher has a degree in musical education and extensive experience in this field. Along with teaching, she is an active performer who sings solo with the orchestra of the Sibelius Academy, and also participates in opera festivals.
Singing lessons improve your general health, normalize blood pressure, increase brain activity. We recommend attending singing lessons for 30 to 60 minutes per week.
Our 3-year old daughter has been learning piano with Irina, and we couldn’t be happier! She is the perfect type of teacher — patient, encouraging and creative — to help our child learn and keep her interest going. A lot of theory and practice goes into a seemingly short 20-minute lesson, but this is the perfect amount of time for a kid this age. We’re grateful for Irina’s ability to cultivate our child’s interest in learning a musical instrument, and look forward to her attending Taidetöölö well into the future.
Johanna was very enthusiastic teacher. She was always encouraging me. Great flute lesson with her.
Todella hyvät ja kehittävät tunnit tekivät soittamisesta hauskaa! 30 min soittoaikana kyllä tosi lyhyt, varsinkin kun soittajan vaihtumisen kuluu melkein puolet ajasta.Pääsin tosi hyvin alkuun tunneillanne viulun soitossa! kiitos siitä 🙂
Positiviista ja asiantuntevaa opetusta kaiken tasoisille. Voin suositella myös aikusille vasta-aloittelijoille.
Olen käynyt Johanna Kärkkäisen huilutunneilla: opetus oli ammattitaitoista, kannustavaa ja innostavaa. Jatkan mielelläni kunhan aikataluluni näyttävät rauhallisemmilta =o)
We enjoy lessons every times! Our daughter is quite young, but Irina could have devised how she like and is interested in the piano: doing many things in a lesson for keeping her concentration, and repeatedly practicing a bit difficult tasks. The lesson is good to get skills for piano and also for developing her intelligence.
Irinan taitavan ohjauksen alla heräsi uuteen eloon uskoni, että voisin vielä aikuisenakin kehittää joskus lapsuudessa hankittua vähäistä pianon soittamisen taitoani. Pääsin harjoittelemaan omaan tahtiin, joustavasti omassa aikataulussa ja sain juuri tarvittavan määrän opastusta, jotta pääsisin omaan sen hetkiseen tavoitteeseeni. Käytännön harjoituksen rinnalla Irina ei unohda myöskään musiikin teoriaa, jota annostelee sopivin määrin sen tullessa esiin.
As an adult student (now in beginning violin), I have taken many lessons in my life with lots of teachers. Natalia is my first music teacher, and she is one of the best teachers I have met. She is really good at knowing exactly what kinds of exercises I need to progress and to stay motivated. And when I am slow at understanding certain concepts or at being able to replicate certain finger positions or bow movements, she always comes up with creative and personal ways to explain and help me get it. That’s a real gift. Plus, she and Irina (and everyone at Taidetöölö) are just really nice people to work with!
Milla is wonderful. She is a very good teacher with real passion for what she does. :)Definetely worthy!
Kiitos ihanasta ja selkeästä opetustavasta Irina! Mielestäni (ja varmasti myös lasten mielestä) olet lämmin, ymmärtäväinen, taitava ja sopivia tavoitteita lapsille antava opettaja. Jatka samaan malliin.
I was glad that I found Taidetöölö in Helsinki that they would accept adult students as well. I enjoyed playing piano with Irina, and motivated by her all the time. Great experience, glad to know Irina and others. Thanks for the great time!
I really like my piano and guitar teachers: Thomas and Itzam. I enjoy every single of my lessons.
It’s great that here one can begin to study at any age. School is located in a nice district; it’s easy to get here by any transport. School has very friendly and positive environment. Teachers are competent, and nice with students. Timetable is flexible and should fit anyone.I am very happy that I found this school!
Ammattilaiset opettajat ja hyvä palvelu. Suosittelen!
Great experience. Very helpful team! Keep going!