Music skills education is an education phase between music play school and basic music education.
Depending on the student’s age and skill level, they can begin studying in any of the available groups. Students can also apply to basic music studies from any music skills education level. Students may participate in multiple groups at the same time. Students taking part in basic music education studies can also join these groups, for example, to fulfil music group session-related requirements.
Music Keys and the Minit Choir
Music Keys, children aged 7, 8 and 9
Keys to Music groups are pre-training groups in which children are given a broad introduction to musical studies and various musical elements and the basics of music perception through singing, physical activities, playing instruments and listening. In the groups, children can play, for example, recorders, the kantele or ukuleles. There are separate Music Keys groups for 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds. Music Keys groups for children aged 7 and 8 continue naturally from where music play school ends, with the same familiar methods. The 9-year-olds Music Keys group also provides pre-training for music perception subjects.
You can find all Music Keys group schedules in the below Eepos application form.
Minit Choir, ages 7–9
The Minis Choir is the first step into the world of choir singing. In the Minis Choir, children’s knowledge of songs is broadened through a diverse programme, and they are taught appropriate vocal control and performance skills. During the choir’s classes, the children are also taught the basics of music perception (MUHA) through play and instrumentation.