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Let's get inspired and learn together!

Do you want to study fiddle playing with Suvi in an encouraging and inspired atmosphere? Suvi teaches individual lessons in Helsinki and on short courses around Finland. 


Teaching method


Student-centredness is the foundation of Suvi’s teaching method. She supports her students in finding their individual paths of learning. Suvi also encourages her students to develop their own style of playing and improvising. 


Playing and learning by ear is at the very heart of Suvi’s teaching method. Learning by ear reinforces the skills of listening, theory and analysing as well as the playing of one’s own instrument.


Playing should be as pleasant and holistic as singing. The best playing posture is achieved by allowing the body to work in a balanced way. In her classes, Suvi guides her students in exercises to a relaxed playing posture as well as violin techniques.

Annuli, adult student, Helsinki

“Suvi is a dedicated and holistic teacher with a twinkle in her eye. She finds a pedagogical approach that takes everyone's specificities into account."

Music institutes and associations


Accompaniment on string instruments as a part of teaching and your skill set. 

Do you need new ideas for teaching your instrument or to your own skill set? The short courses of accompaniment on string instruments are suitable for all ages from amateurs to professionals. The courses go through the basics of accompaniment on stringed instruments along with improvisation skills. The courses are always tailored together to suit the needs of the client.
Contact Suvi to discuss what kind of course would benefit your community.

One-to-one tuition


Do you want start playing your fiddle again? Or do you want to learn the violin as a new instrument?

Suvi offers one-to-one tuition to a small number of students during the semesters alongside her work at the music institutes. Folk music and its pedagogical methods are the pillars of Suvi's teaching, but each student plays their own repertoire.


Contact Suvi to discuss more! The lessons are booked and invoiced through the Pakila Music School.

One-to-one tuition


Want to study independently and get feedback?

Suvi works as a teacher of the online folk music courses at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts with Kirsi Vinkki. All courses are also available through the Open University.

The courses last 8 weeks and are offered during the semesters. The material of the courses consists of text, video, audio and sheet music. Individual feedback on returned assignments is given directly on the course platform.


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