We first planted our roots in the soil of the town of Lahti in 1940 when our music school Viipurin Musiikkiopisto relocated from Vyborg to this city.
As a noble oak tree we have grown big and strong and have become a sturdy and reliable backbone in the field of music education in the Lahti region.
We are proud of all our students and very happy that so many music professionals have started their musical journey with us. To mention a few contemporary practising musicians we can name for example conductors Jukka-Pekka Salonen and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, mezzo-soprano and Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet Lilli Paasikivi, leading violinists Elina Vähälä and Maaria Leino, and pop artists Laura Voutilainen and Diandra Flores.
Great learning outcomes require first class ingredients: students with talent, teachers with excellent pedagogical skills, and thereto, enthusiasm for music from all parties involved.
However, training professionals is not at all our sole mission. It is an honor to teach people to play and sing as their leisure time passion too. Anybody who is able to play music as a hobby can brighten up their own life and that of others with their skills.
Our study programs reach people in all age groups. We also have the full range of instruments to offer, in classical and pop-jazz genres alike. Folk music group lessons are also available.