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CENTRAL KARELIA MUSIC SCHOOL

The joy and fun of music and dance!

Central Karelia Music School offers basic arts education in music and dance in Heinävesi, Kitee, Liperi, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä and Tohmajärvi. Music education covers classical music, folk music and pop/rock/jazz music. We provide dance lessons for children and youth in Kitee, Tohmajärvi and Liperi. You can start at music playschool and later apply for basic education in music.

See all semester fees at the end of the page.

Online registration through the Eepos student administration program:(registration page in Finnish only)

Music Playschool

Music playschool offers playful music education to 0 to 8-year-old children. In classes we sing, play instruments, rhyme, play games and do lots of fun things that involve music. Music playschool supports the overall development of children. Children are encouraged to express themselves through music and dance. Classes are given in Finnish only. Also distance learning option!

More information:
Anita Rahunen
anita.rahunen@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4047

Basic Education in Music

The Central Karelia music school offers a wide variety of music education for people of all ages. You can apply anytime, there are no entrance exams. Student positions are filled  when new openings emerge. 

You can apply for any instrument. We try to address our offering within our resources. Education is mainly individual-based and classes are mainly given in Finnish.

More information:
Susanna Ertolahti-Mertanen (principal)
susanna.ertolahti@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4045

Dance

We provide dance classes for children and youth in Kitee, Tohmajärvi and Liperi. Our dance studies follow the curriculum for basic dance art education. Dance classes are focused on modern dance styles. Classes are given in Finnish only.

More information:
Kaarina Silvennoinen
kaarina.silvennoinen@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4039

Open Education

You can also study your instrument through open education. Open education does not involve any performance requirements. The student is responsible for more of the costs of the education. Classes are given in Finnish only.

More information:
Riitta Karppinen
riitta.karppinen@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4046

Susanna Ertolahti-Mertanen (principal)
susanna.ertolahti@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4045

Instrument Renting

You can rent the instrument you need from the Music School.

More information:
Kaarina Silvennoinen
kaarina.silvennoinen@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4039

Semester fees as of January 1, 2020

Major and Minor Subjects for Solo Studies
  • Major subject for soloists, 30–60 min, 145 € (sibling discount 15 €)
  • Minor subject for soloists, 30 min, 75 € (no sibling discount)
  • Minor subject for soloists, 45 min, 105 € (no sibling discount)
  • Registration Fee (New Students) 10 €
Music Playschool
  • Music playschool, 45 min, 75 € (sibling discount 10 €)
  • Musical training (music playschool) 75 € (sibling discount 10 €)
  • Distance learning option, 45 min, 75 € (sibling discount 10 €)
Dance
  • Dance classes, 80 € (sibling discount 5 €)
Instrument Rental Fees
  • Rental fee for music school students per semester 25–35 € (depending on the cost of the instrument)
  • Rental fee for non-students 50 €
  • Other supplies or short-term loan (max. 1 month) 20 €
  • Instrument collateral 20 € or 40 € (depending on the cost of the instrument)
Group Education Fees for Students Without a Major
  • Band school and pop/jazz singing (incl. individual classes) 65 €
  • Musical instrument training / student (music school) 75 €
  • Choirs, bands and other group education 40 €
Level Performance Fees for Non-Registered Students and Open Education Students 50 €
Open Education     
  • 15 min/week, 165 €
  • 30 min/week, 330 €
  • 45 min/week, 490 €
  • 60 min/week, 665 €
  • Minor subject for soloists, 15 min, 58 €
  • Minor subject for soloists, 30 min, 115 €
  • Minor subject for soloists, 45 min, 170 €

Unclear semester fee cases will be resolved by the principal or the board of the music school.

More information:
Anita Rahunen
anita.rahunen@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4047

Study Positions for Students With Limited Means

You can apply for a remission of fees by submitting an application to the music school office (the application must include a statement from Kela or social services).

More information:
Riitta Karppinen
riitta.karppinen@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4046

Susanna Ertolahti-Mertanen (principal)
susanna.ertolahti@tohmajarvi.fi
+358 105 4045

Online registration through the Eepos student administration program:(registration page in Finnish only)

Contact Information

Office

Street address:
Takkunurmentie 9
82600 Tohmajärvi

Postal address:                          
Järnefeltintie 1
FI-82600 Tohmajärvi
FINLAND

+358 40 105 4046 / administration
+358 40 105 4047 / music playschool, invoicing
+358 40 105 4039 / instrument loans, dance
+358 40 105 4049 / marketing and communication

musiikkiopisto@tohmajarvi.fi
firstname.lastname@tohmajarvi.fi

Susanna Ertolahti-Mertanen
Principal

+358 40 105 4045
susanna.ertolahti@tohmajarvi.fi

Music School Locations

Central Karelia Music School runs in seven towns: Heinävesi, Kitee, Liperi, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä and Tohmajärvi.

Heinävesi

Otto Kotilaisen koulu
Keskuksenkuja 2
79700 Heinävesi

Kesälahti

Kesälahtitalo
Pyhäjärventie 2
59800 Kesälahti

Poukkuluosotalo
Pyhäjärventie 6 C
59800 Kesälahti

Kitee

Sivistys- ja kulttuurikeskus Ilmarinen
Koulutie 3
82500 Kitee

Huvikeskus
Välttimäentie 4
82500 Kitee

Liperi

Ylämyllyn koulu:

Jyrin yksikkö
Patteristontie 12 A
80400 Ylämylly

Paloaukean yksikkö
Patteristontie 12 E
80400 Ylämylly

Penttilä-sali
Liperin koulu (koulukeskus)
Koulukuja 1
83100 Liperi

Honkalammen monitoimitalo
Viljatie 1
80400 Ylämylly

Outokumpu

Kummun koulu
Koulukatu 6
83500 Outokumpu


Polvijärvi

Koulukeskus
Polvijärventie 6
83700 Polvijärvi

Vapaa-aikatalo
Räätälintie 5
83700 Polvijärvi


Rääkkylä

Saviniementie 5
82300 Rääkkylä

Tohmajärvi

Kirkkotie 16
82600 Tohmajärvi

Keski-Karjalan musiikkiopisto / Central Karelia Music School

Founded in 1988

More information:

musiikkiopisto@tohmajarvi.fi

040 105 4045 / principal

Street address:
Takkunurmentie 9, Tohmajärvi Entrance from Lassintie

Office Hours

Maanantai
09:00 – 16:00
Tiistai
09:00 – 16:00
Keskiviikko
09:00 – 16:00
Torstai
09:00 – 16:00
Perjantai
09:00 – 15:00
Lauantai
Suljettu
Sunnuntai
Suljettu

You can reach the principal outside the office hours as well.

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