Guitar, classical instrument, master

Join one of the largest master guitar classes in the Nordics and become an excellent guitar professional in a relaxed, international atmosphere.

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Why study here?

We give you the chance to study guitar at the highest possible level and help you to become exactly the kind of artist that you want to be. You will also be qualified to work as a highly competent guitar teacher. Almost all of Finland’s most esteemed classical guitar players have completed their degree at the Sibelius Academy.

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About the studies

Your curriculum includes a wide range of instrument and ensemble studies, optional studies as well as studies in general music skills, communication skills, career skills and study skills. You can also choose courses organised by the other two academies of Uniarts Helsinki and complete so-called joint studies that are available to all students. Performing in concerts is also essential to your studies.

After graduation, you can work as a soloist, chamber musician or guitar teacher, or in other expert positions. During your studies, you will also develop the skills needed to work in the cultural sector with people and organisations from different fields and engage in collaborative projects with different cultural institutions.


In addition to the Sibelius Academy’s own guitar teachers, you will also learn from international guests and attend master classes that are held on a regular basis. Guitar is also available as a minor subject for students of other instruments.

Doctoral studies

You complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at Uniarts Helsinki as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you can apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies.

Admissions guide

Application instructions for this programme haven't been published yet.

Target degree and length of study

Master of Music (MMus)
2,5 years

Application period

Next possible time to apply is in January 2024. Studies begin in August 2024.

Application languages

English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about the language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students studying in English and who come from outside the EU and EEA countries. Read more about tuition fees

Supervising teacher

  • Ismo Eskelinen

    Lecturer, guitar, coordinator of guitar, Piano, accordion, guitar and kantele, Sibelius Academy
    Part-time teacher, guitar, Piano, accordion, guitar and kantele, Sibelius Academy
  • Andrzej Wilkus

    Lecturer, guitar, coordinating teacher of guitar pedagogy, Piano, accordion, guitar and kantele, Sibelius Academy
    Part-time teacher, guitar, Piano, accordion, guitar and kantele, Sibelius Academy


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