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University of the Arts Helsinki Bachelor of Music in Classical Music Performance: Piano
University of the Arts Helsinki

Bachelor of Music in Classical Music Performance: Piano

Helsinki, Finland

3 Years

English, Finnish, Swedish

Full time

Aug 2024


* application period of 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024.


Study to become a professional in piano music, find your artistry, and prepare for your future career under the guidance of internationally renowned teachers.

Why study here?

Come and study at one of the best performing arts universities in the world. As a piano student at the Sibelius Academy, you will study in a program that is respected both nationally and globally under the guidance of top musicians and pedagogues from Finland and abroad. Many virtuoso pianists educated at the Sibelius Academy have gone on to achieve international success, including e.g. Paavali Jumppanen, Antti Siirala, Laura Mikkola, Gergely Bogányi, Olli Mustonen, and Henri Sigfridsson.

Content and objective of the program

This programme is a combined 3-year Bachelor's and 2,5-year Master's degree. In your bachelor’s studies, you will improve not only your piano playing but also ensemble playing, musical perception, music history, and pedagogy skills. Optional studies and possible minor subject studies are also included in the degree.

Pedagogy studies

The internationally esteemed piano pedagogy studies offered by the Sibelius Academy help students acquire an excellent skill set needed for working as a piano teacher. Studies consist of lectures and a supervised teaching practice, where each student teaches their own practice pupil. You will learn more about the Finnish system of music schools and teaching methods for piano and arts education on all levels, from beginners right up to the university level. Your studies will also include repertoire seminars, coaching in job-seeking, and study trips in Finland and abroad. You have the option to complete a larger study module in instrument pedagogy and complete studies leading to general qualifications as a teacher.


The piano teaching staff has strong expertise in solo repertoires, piano pedagogy, period instruments, chamber and lied music, and performance practices of different eras. A musically rich learning environment is complemented by regular visits by international top artists and pedagogues.

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