Music teachers

Africa

Arnold Chiwalala

Tanzanian dances and music. Arnold Chiwalala, educated in the world famous Bagamoyo Art School (nowadays known as TaSUBa, Bagamoyo Institute of Arts and Culture) is a musician, choreographer, singer, dancer, composer, and educator. He has studied and taught in Sibelius Academy, where he finished his doctorate in 2009. He has given lectures and creative workshops in various higher education schools and other places e.g in Tanzania, Finland, Germany and England. He is often invited to give presentation at international conferences.

Contact info:

Arnold Chiwalala
tel. 045 1311202

Aviv Ben-Yehuda

The Joy of Drumming -workshops on djembe drumming and malinke rhythms. Aviv Ben-Yehuda is Israeli-born doctor, who has practiced drumming since childhood. He has studied Cuban rhythms and polyrhythmics of African Malinke and Ewe people. Aviv Ben-Yehuda has extensive teaching exprerience, he has taught courses in Sibelius-Academy and Pop & Jazz Conservatory.

Contact info:

Aviv Ben-Yehuda
Pengerkatu 19 B 40
00500 Helsinki
tel. 050 36 377 37

Cheza Ngoma

Cheza Ngoma is a Finnish association of African dance. The association was founded 1997 in Tampere by a group African dance enthusiasts. Menard Mponda, Tanzanian dancer and choreographer, has taught the group from the beginning. The association has weekly dance and drumming lessons for beginners and advanced level in Tampere. The advanced level dance group has performed at various parties and events, including the yearly Fest Afrika event at Tampere.

Contact info:

www.chezangoma.net
Menard Mponda
Tornimäenkatu 4 B 53
33560 Tampere
tel. 040 083 53 64

Etnosaari

African dances and drums, drum making and Swahili language.

Contact info:

www.etnosaari.fi
Etnosaari
Karjalankatu 25
15150 Lahti
tel. 040 537 80 35

Faouzy Fawaz

Faouzy Fawaz is a Guinean musician and dancer/singer who has performed in festivals and taught people around FInland, Guinea and Senegal. He has a wide range of experience in teaching both children and adults, and he has performed on stage with multiple dance and singing groups in various public spectacles, including Maailma kylässä Festival in Helsinki. He is a passionate and warm-hearted performer and teacher who is able to inspire various age groups into learning traditional West African culture.

He can teach his students in Finnish, French and English languages.

He plays and teaches the bolonbata, gongoma and djembe drum instruments, and he also knows how to repair and build these particular instruments.

Here is a link to one of his teaching courses:

https://www.facebook.com/faouzy.fawaz/videos/vb.100001794272676/85425247...

Contact info:

Faouzy Fawaz
+358 45 64 01 882

Galaxy

Senegalese drums, rhythms and dances. Galaxy members are excellent teachers with years of exprience with workshops and school concerts. Group has expertise in Sabar drum, talking drum (tama), african guitar, saxophone and dances.

Contact info:

Pape Sarr
tel. +358 40 47 17 557

Gildas Houessou

West African music and dance workshops. Gildas Houessou has conducted numerous workshops in schools and daycare centers all over Finland. As a teacher his students have found him warmhearted and positively encouraging educator. Houessou gets along easily with students of all ages.

Contact info:

Gildas Houessou
Meisalantie 117
25210, Vartsala
tel. 044 219 21 82

Good People

African music teaching for schools and daycare centers. Members of the association have also Good People's Band which line-up consists of many well known teachers of African music and dances.

Contact info:

Good People Association/ Suikki Jääskä
Koivurinteentie 121
02880 Veikkola.
tel. +358 (0) 400 953 305

Ismaila Sané

West African Dances and percussions. Ismaila Sané is African ballet solo dancer and percussionist: Ballets Bougarabou (Dakar, Senegal), Ballets Africains (Dakar), Ballets Mansour Gueye (Dakar, France and Spain). Also known as percussionist in Piirpauke, Galaxy, Senfi and many other groups.

Contact info:

Ismaila Sané
Purotie 4A
37560 Lempäälä
tel. (03) 375 3903 & 040 964 11 65

Issiaka Dembele

West African instruments: balafon, kora, djembe, lounga, tamani, bara and calebash. Issiaka also teaches dances and songs from Burkina Faso. He has teaching experience from music interventions at conservatories in France, Portugal and Switzerland and also Music education and workshops in Germany, Togo, Benessa, Burkina Faso and Finland.

Contact info:

Issiaka Dembele
Helsinki
tel. +358 45 219 6457

Joona Kora

I teach the traditional Western-African kora in Helsinki. I have studied the kora playing in Burkina Faso with kora master Issiaka Sanogon, and taught kora playing in Finland.

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Maarika Autio

African dances and West African balafon lessons. Maarika Autio has teached African dances from 1993 (Tanssivintti, Tanssiopisto, Kallion Naisvoimistelijat, and various intensive courses in Finland). She can give private balafon lessons.

Contact info:

Maarika Autio
Kirjatyöntekijänkatu 14 C 59
00170 Helsinki
tel. (09) 27 82 772, 041 511 06 61

Maimuna Korhonen

West African dance. Born in Gambia, Maimuna Korhonen has danced professionally in various groups and worked as a dance instructior. In Finland Maimuna has worked with Ismaila Sane, Galaxy and Mama Africa. Maimuna Korhonen can provide traditional jola and wolof dance workshops and courses.

Contact info:

Maimuna Korhonen
Espoo
tel. 050 91 81 036 (Tuomas Korhonen) and 050 91 81 037

Mama Africa

West African dance and music, djembe drums. Mama Africa's Boucar Gaye has been teaching courses and workshops since 1997 in Turku and elsewhere in Finland.

Contact info:

Momar Diop
tel.  044 305 20 05

Mousse & Sabasy N'diaye

Senegalese rhythms, dances and sabar drums. N'diaye brothers are well known rhytm course instructors to many children and adults in Finland.

Contact info:

Sabasy N'diaye
tel. 040 713 4557

Ossi Raippalinna

Ossi Raippalinna teaches West African drumming in Helsinki region, focusing on djembe and dundun music.  He is an experienced teacher and has taught drumming to Finns since 2006. His clear teaching methods guarantee a joyful and rewarding drumming experience, even for a first timer. Ossi has been taught by the West African masters and he has studied djembe music in Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mali.

Contact info:

www.ossipercussion.com
tel. 040 74 38 906

Outi Kallinen & N'Fanly Camara

West African dance and music. Kallinen and Camara are known for Good People association, Djumora, Mango trio and their current group Wonuwali. They both are prominent West African dance teachers, and are teaching at Helsingin tanssiopisto and Tanssivintti. Besides dance instruction, they also teach African drumming.

Contact info:

www.afroahjo.fi
Outi Kallinen
tel. 040 707 5977

Papa Zai

Papa Zai can teach reggae and soca/calypso to bands. He can also teach certain Zambian music styles and djembe drumming to individuals or groups.

Contact info:

Papa Zai
tel. 040 811 08 69

Richmond Ghansah

Djembe workshops for children, adolescents and adults. Ghansah has been a long time music student under Pape Sarr and won percussion category in SakuStars competition 2009 and 2010. Ghansah has teached workshops since he was 12 years old, and has been part of the "Kalebassin Kertomaa" interactive theatre show since 2007.

Contact info:

Richmond Ghansah

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Zamburu/PriMus ry

Senegalese rhythms, songs and dances. Nakkila based Zamburu group was founded over 15 years ago, and have teaching experience from all over Finland.

Contact info:

www.zamburu.com
Olli Penttilä
PL 27
28251 Nakkila
tel. 0400-941241

Asia

Helsingin balalaikkaorkesteri

World second oldest balaika orchestra teaches balaika, domra, etc. playing. Group rehearses in Vuotalo, Helsinki.

Contact info:

www.balalaikka.fi
Helsingin Balalaikkaorkesteriyhdistys ry
tel. +358 44 288 27 42

I Wayan Sutisna ja Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna

Balinese dances and culture. Lots of teaching experience, Kuopio tanssii ja soi, Caisa Culture Center to mention a few. Also lectures on balinese culture and rebab and gander instruction.

Contact info:

www.siivet.org
Siivet ry
Korppaanmäentie 38 B 11
00300 Helsinki
tel. (09) 43 62 800
041 5335206

Peali Mitra

Indian classical and folk music teaching to all ages in music schools, daycare centres, hobby groups and schools. Peali Mitra is vocalist in Shankara group, she can also give private lessons.

Contact info:

Peali Mitra
Talonpojantie 5 B 014 Room 4
00790 Helsinki
Tel. 044 3331 429

Prem Gurung

Prem Gurung teaches Newari drumming traditions, he is studying Masters in Global music in Sibelius Academy, Finland. Prem Gurung has bachelors degree from Kathmandu University, Nepal in Ethnomusicology. "I would like to share traditional folk music and highly sophisticated different Newari drumming traditions and it's unique rhythmic pattern. I also play Sarangi (stringed bowed instrument)."
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Contact info:

Prem Gurung
tel. +358 46 53 31 327
Vanha Viertotie 21 313
00350 Helsinki

Shankara

Indian and Nepalese music workshops. For schools and academies.

Contact info:

Lari Aaltonen
Pirkankatu 47 A 2
33230 Tampere
tel. 050 383 41 83

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Australia and the Pacific

Robin DeWan

Australian aborginal yirdaki (didgeridoo). Robin teaches private lessons and has written a book on subject, available from him.

Contact info:

www.robindewan.com
Robin DeWan
Suomenlinna E4 B12
00190 Helsinki
tel. 050-3544355

Samiuela Elone

Sam Elone voi opettaa Tonga-saarten tansseja ja lauluja. Hänelle ei ole kertynyt vielä paljoa opetuskokemusta. Hän on kuitenkin esiintynyt paljon kouluissa nuoriso-ohjaajiksi opiskelevien maahanmuuttajien ohjelmaryhmässä.

Contact info:

Sam Elone
tel. 044 337 4435

Balkan and Middle East

Afshin Ardalan

Classical Persian guitar and setar. Afshin Ardalan has taught in Azad University of Shiraz (2006-2008), Tehran University of fine arts (2001-2004), Shiraz Culture House (2000-2006), Mahoor music School (2002-2008), Baritone Music School (2004-2008).

Contact info:

www.afshinardalan.com
Afshin Ardalan
tel. +358 (0) 40 163 7799

Anna Dantchev

Anna Dantchev is a Finnish-Bulgarian singer and educator. She teaches Bulgarian singing tradition both to beginners as well as to more advanced students. Tailor-made courses are available according to the group's needs. You may also ask for private lessons. Anna has been teaching eg at World Music School Helsinki and at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. Anna Dantchev is a graduate of University of Jyväskylä where she studied musicology. Presently (2017) Anna is a student at the University of the Arts/Sibelius Academy's Nordic Master of Global Music (GLOMAS) program where the focus of her study is Bulgarian lamenting.

You may also inquire courses of the Bulgarian music traditions in general.

All courses are available in Finnish and English, but also in Swedish and Bulgarian.

Contact info:

Anna Dantchevtel.
+358 45 63 82 937

Atilla Kurt

Turkish music theory and instrument courses (kanun, tanbur, saz, kudüm and bendir). Atilla Kurt provides workshops for groups and individuals of all ages. Atilla can teach in Finnish, English and Turkish. He has studied in Conservatory of Istanbul and has lectured in Sibelius-Academy and conservatory of Oulu. Atilla Kurt has conducted workshops since 1992.

Contact info:

Atilla Kurt
tel. 050 4397652

Helsinki International Folk Dance Club

Folk dances from various countries are taught weekly, for example Frunza group, which is specialized in Balkan folk dances.

Contact info:

www.etnodance.org
c/o Inkeri Sippo-Tujunen
Hanuripolku 5 A 7
00420 Helsinki
puh. 040 5518 918

Hillel Tokazier

Jewish music courses.

Contact info:

www.hilleltokazier.fi
Hillel Tokazier
Laivurinkatu 41 A 8
00150 Helsinki
tel. & fax (09) 650 104, 0400 511899

Jan Peter Nyman

Arabic and turkish music culture. Jan Peter Nyman is professional music teacher and can provide tailored courses for schools.

Contact info:

Jan Peter Nyman
tel. 050-5701715

Kari Vannemaa

Buzouki and rebetika. Kari Vannemaa has studied extensively Greek music, culture and language and can provide lessons to students interested in greek music.

Contact info:

www.duozorbas.com
Kari Vannemaa
tel. 044 357 6557

Marouf Majidi

Classical music from Iran and Kurdish folk music for all ages. Studied in world music program in Sibelius-Academy Marouf Majidi can proviced courses, workshops and private lessons.

Contact info:

Marouf Majidi
tel. 040 123 93 66

Matin Mohammad Farogh

Santur and Iranian and Kurdish music. Matin Mohammad Farogh has taugh for six years in Iran. Lessons are in swedish.

Contact info:

Matin Mohammad Faroq
Mäkikoivuntie 5-7 F 52
65100 Vaasa
tel. (06) 3170 951

Nefes

Members of the Nefes group teach different styles of Turkish music and folk dances. Group also teaches workshops in Sibelius-Academy.

Contact info:

Nefes.fi
Murat Ermutlu
tel. 050 487 6990

Rashid Fayeznejad

Iranian classical and folk music. 17 years of teaching experience with children and adults.

Contact info:

Rashid Fayeznejad
tel. 040-500 07 03

Timo Puhakka

Greek folk music, with focus on rebetika and laika. He can also teach basic in countryside dimotika. Puhakka has teached Greek music mostly in events organized by Finland-Greece association. He has a lot of teaching experience and can also teach buzouki and baklamas.

Contact info:

Timo Puhakka
Kuuselankatu 46 F
04440 Järvenpää
tel. 040 839 22 64

Valeria 'Clarinetta' Conte

Valeria 'Clarinetta' Conte can provide individual and group lessons at any level and all ages. The teaching program is previously agreed with the student/s with special attention to the student/s goals and wishes. She periodically organizes Klezmer music workshops and lead Klezmer dances happenings. Valeria is a BA in classical clarinet (2010, Italy) and MA in global music (GLOMAS 2015, Denmark). She widely travelled the world approaching with success diverse musical cultures and she is actively performing nationally and internationally.

Valeria can teach in English and Italian at International School of Music Finland: www.ismfinland.org
 

Contact info:

www.valeriaclarinetta.com
Valeria Conte
ph: +358 (0) 41 747 0497

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Europe

Cinta Hermo

Flamenco singing courses, history and rhythms of flamenco. Born in Andalusia and a former member of Piirpauke, Cinta Hermo has been involved in flamenco since childhood. CV

Contact info:

Cinta Hermo
tel. 040 12 39 711

Helsinki Pipes and Drums

Scottish bagpipe, Great Highland bagpipe and drum courses in Helsinki. Also Highland dances.

Contact info:

www.bagpipe.fi
Helsinki Pipes and Drums

Janne Ojajärvi

Janne Ojajärvi is a music pedagogue (BSc) specializing in the teaching of harmonica. He teaches harmonica for different age and level players in the metropolitan area. Group lessons are also possible. You can ask Janne for advice on purchasing a new instrument. The music styles and content of teaching instruction are tailored to the needs and interests of the pupil.

Examples of popular music genres: Folk Music, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country, Irish Folk Music.
Janne also teaches a willow flute / overtone flute.

https://janneojajarvi.wordpress.com
https://huuliharppu.fi/

Contact info:

Janne Ojajärvi
tel +358 50 3229570

Oláh Lajos

Hungarian dance house. Oláh Lajos and his spouse Anikó teach and accompany Hungarian folk dances.

Contact info:

Oláh Lajos
Hyllykalliontie 5 B
60510 Hyllykallio
tel. 040 592 38 64

Ramón Maronier

Flamenco guitar and rhythms. Sibelius-Academy teacher Ramón Maronier teaches also rhythm workshops for musicians and dancers, for professionals and hobbyists. Ramón teaches throughout the country.

Contact info:

Ramón Maronier
tel. 040 760 57 98

Toni Jokiniitty

Flamenco. Toni Jokiniitty has teached flamenco guitar since 2003.

Contact info:
Valeria 'Clarinetta' Conte

Valeria 'Clarinetta' Conte can provide individual and group lessons at any level and all ages. The teaching program is previously agreed with the student/s with special attention to the student/s goals and wishes. She periodically organizes Klezmer music workshops and lead Klezmer dances happenings. Valeria is a BA in classical clarinet (2010, Italy) and MA in global music (GLOMAS 2015, Denmark). She widely travelled the world approaching with success diverse musical cultures and she is actively performing nationally and internationally.

Valeria can teach in English and Italian at International School of Music Finland: www.ismfinland.org
 

Contact info:

www.valeriaclarinetta.com
Valeria Conte
ph: +358 (0) 41 747 0497

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Latin America

Luis Alberto Risso

Drumming instruction of different music styles (latin, pop, jazz) to students from ages 12 and up. Improvisation, note reading and everything drumming related. Luis Alberto Risso has teaching exprience from various conservatories, Kumpula youth centre and Oulunkylän yhteiskoulu.

Contact info:

Luis Alberto Risso
Helsinki
tel. 050-5331154

Sambakoulu Império do Papagaio

Banda Reggae Papagaio teaches Afro-Brazilian rhyth and dance courses.

Contact info:

www.papagaio.fi
Sambakoulu Imperio do Papagaio
Oksasenkatu 1 00100 HKI

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Reggae

Mike Thomas

Experienced reggae musician from Jamaica. Teaches reggae and other Caribbean music in Helsinki area.

Contact info:

Mike Thomas
tel. 045 672 75 96

Papa Zai

Papa Zai can teach reggae and soca/calypso to bands. He can also teach certain Zambian music styles and djembe drumming to individuals or groups.

Contact info:

Papa Zai
tel. 040 811 08 69