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Hyvinkää music institute

In general

The Hyvinkää Music Institute (established in 1957) offers basic music education for children and young people. It is maintained by a private support association and financed by the State and Hyvinkää town council.

The Music Institute is primarily intended for children and young people living in Hyvinkää, but eight places are reserved for the nearby municipality of Hausjärvi. The Institute has in total around 700 students. New students are selected without entrance exams in registration order.


The Hyvinkää Music Institute offers an extensive curriculum and high quality professional music teaching.  The programs offered by the Institute include music playschool, basic and advanced studies.

The main goal is to provide a basis for a lifelong interest and enjoyment of music and to develop the musical skills of the student. The teaching aims to encourage and support the student’s understanding and appreciation of music by creating a long-lasting interest in making and experiencing music.

Programs offered

The Music Institute offers instruction in a wide range of instruments. We highly recommend that you consider carefully which instrument the student would like to learn to play, as the child’s own motivation and interest will greatly influence his or her learning experience at the Institute.

The Institute offers instruction in the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass, flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, baritone horn, guitar, accordion, percussion instruments and keyboard harmony.  Young people older than 15 years of age may also study solo singing.

In addition to instruction in various orchestral instruments, the Institute also has the Volare Choir for young people from 8 to 20. An audition is required in order to join the Volare Choir. (Volare Choir is inactive during the terms 2016-2017 and 2017-2018).

For more information, please refer to How to Apply

Music playschool (musiikkileikkikoulu)

  • Children from 0 to 8 years of age
  • Groups open to all children and groups of nursery school children
  • Various open groups depending on the age of children: Baby groups (ages 0–1), Family groups (ages 1–2), Playgroups (ages 3–6), Instrument (kantele, ukulele and recorder) groups (age 6) and Music training groups (ages 7–8)
  • Music playschool education at three nursery schools in the Hyvinkää area. These nurseries are Hangonsilta, Punaoja and Viertola. Children from 3 to 6 years of age.
  • Registrations will be accepted in order of application.

Basic level (perustaso) (ages 6–17)

  • Primarily for young people of school age
  • New students are selected in registration order
  • Length of studies 4–9 years, depending on at what age the child has commenced his/her studies
  • Basic courses in the chosen instrument, basic music theory, solfeggio and music history
  • Playing in various ensembles and orchestras
  • Students receive a certificate upon completion of their basic level studies

Institute level (musiikkiopistotaso) (ages 15–20)

  • Basic studies must be completed prior to commencing advanced studies
  • Length of studies may not exceed 4 years
  • Advanced courses in the chosen instrument, music theory, solfeggio, music history and analysis
  • Playing in various ensembles and orchestras
  • Students receive a certificate upon completion of their advanced studies

Guitar training

  • Group lessons (for both children and adults)
  • Group leader Mr. Meelis Milli
  • Entrance interview
  • 15 lessons per semester

Open education

  • Instrument teaching (for both children and adults)
  • Various teachers depending on the chosen instrument
  • Entrance interview
  • 15 lessons per semester

How to apply

Early childhood music education. Music playschool (musiikkileikkikoulu)

Normally places are reserved for a year at a time (autumn through spring). Should your child withdraw from the course mid-term, please contact us by email. The email address is Muskari(at)

The next registration period at the Music playschool will be in April 2018. You can also apply during the semester and ask about possible free places. Students selected for group instruction will receive information about lessons and schedules by email.

Music playschool co-operates with the nursery schools of Hangonsilta, Punaoja and Viertola. Music groups are available for children from 3 to 6 years of age and the music lessons are held during the nursery school day.

Teaching schedule (in Finnish)

Choose a suitable group from the teaching schedule and make a registration. We will contact you as soon as a student place becomes available in the group you have chosen.

Application forms are available on the web site: (only in Finnish)

Basic level

Instrument Introduction concerts will be held on 7.4.2018 at 10.30 at the Hyvinkää Music Institute’s Instrument Carneval.

Children will be allowed to try the instruments after the concerts. Free admission.

The application period for all new students is on 9.4. – 23.4. 2018. Application forms are available on the web site: (only in Finnish).

The entrance exam (except in Spring 2017, 2018) is normally a small individual musicality test which takes about 7 minutes. During this test, each child sings a children’s song of their own choice and repeats a number of melodies and rhythms after a teacher. If a child has already studied an instrument, it is also possible for him or her to give a short instrumental performance.

The results will be published by the 8th June 2018. All participants will be informed by e-mail. Chosen students should confirm their acceptance before  the 15th of June. The school term will start in mid of August and end in late May.

Tuition fees (in Finnish)

Attention! Education only in Finnish.