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There are many opportunities to make music in Finland. You can study to play an instrument, sing in a choir, visit concerts and festivals – or sing karaoke, for example. There are opportunities for adults, young people and children.

Many areas have adult education centres maintained by the municipality. They organise affordable music lessons. Music lessons are also offered by private music schools and institutes.

The music groups of adult education centres are open to everyone. Students are usually accepted in the order of enrolment in the autumn and spring. You can apply to music institutes through an entrance exam once a year.

You can ask the municipality’s cultural office for more information about opportunities for music.

linkkiKansalaisopistojen liitto:
Community colleges in FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Somali | Turkish | Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish | Albanian | Thai | Vietnamese

Information about choirsFinnish | English

Concerts and festivals

Concerts are organised in various places: concert halls, music halls, culture centres, schools, restaurants, historical sites and churches. Some concerts are free of charge, but usually there is an entrance fee. You can find information about concerts in local newspapers and on the Internet.

Music festivals are popular, especially in the summer. Festivals may offer opera, classical music, rock, pop, jazz or folk music. They are organised all over Finland in cities and in the countryside. Festivals usually charge an entrance fee.

linkkiFinland Festivals:
Finland festivalsFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | French | Chinese | German | Japanese

linkkiCentral committee of Folk Music and Dance:
Folk music and dance in FinlandFinnish