About me 

I'm a dedicated and skilled educator of pop / jazz singing and vocal pedagogy from Finland living in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. Since the year 2000 I've worked in Finland as a singing teacher and senior lecturer teaching bachelor's level students studying to become singing teachers. In addition, I have taught and guided many professional musicians, actors and musical theater professionals. My strongest competencies as a teacher are in teaching healthy vocal technique and various music genres with precise instructions and exercises. In addition I have a strong knowledge and expertise in teaching vocal pedagogy. My teaching style is dynamic, effective, supportive and empathetic, and it's not based on any commercial singing method. My main goal in teaching singing is always to find your natural, unique voice and to help you develop your voice and vocal skills in a healthy way.

As a musician I'm versatile with over 30 years of experience as a lead singer, band leader and pianist with several bands performing various music styles such as pop, rock, R&B, jazz, latin and international folk music. I've mostly performed in night clubs, restaurants, weddings and companies' private events, also for many years on the cruise ships on the routes Helsinki-Stockholm and Helsinki-Tallinn entertaining passengers from all over the world. I also have a lot of experience as a session studio singer. 

Experience in Teaching

SENIOR LECTURER | JAMK University of Applied Sciences | Sep. 2012 – June 2023

Taughed pop/jazz singing, instrumental pedagogy and pedagogical training for voice major students. Worked as a tutor teacher guiding the students with their study plans and the progress of their studies. Participated in curriculum and music program development. Evaluated final concerts, technical exams and entrance examinations. Worked as a thesis supervisor.

Worked as a vocal coach for the musicals Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, Sweet Charity and Sister Act produced by Finnish Music Campus.

ERASMUS EXCHANGE SINGING TEACHER | Ionian University, Greece 2014, 2015

Organized and taught one-week master classes and concerts during three semesters focusing mostly on musical theatre repertoire for voice major students at the Faculty of Music & Audiovisual Arts.

SINGING TEACHER | Karelia University of Applied Sciences | Aug. 2004 – May 2006 

Taught pop/jazz singing, instrumental pedagogy and pedagogical training for voice major students as a part-time teacher.

SINGING TEACHER | Metropolia University of Applied Sciences | Aug. 2000 – May 2013

Taught pop/jazz singing and led vocal workshops for voice major students. Evaluated final concerts and entrance examinations. Participated in curriculum and music program development. 

SINGING TEACHER | Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory | Aug. 2000 – July 2008

Worked as a pop/jazz singing teacher for voice major students and instrumentalists, led workshops for vocal ensembles and taught back vocal singing for instrumentalists. Evaluated final concerts and entrance examinations. Participated in curriculum and music program development. Planned and organized concerts for the students.

MUSIC EDUCATOR | Jukola Music School | Aug. 1990 – May 1999

Taught one-on-one lessons for children and adults in piano, flute and pop/jazz singing. Taught music theory and ear training for groups.


Guidance and Counseling Expert | JAMK University of Applied Sciences 2020

Master of Music Pedagogy | Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 2010

Bachelor of Culture and Arts | Helsinki Stadia University of Applied Sciences 2007

Singing Teacher in Pop & Jazz Music | Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory 1998

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