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Epta-Finland will hold its Annual National Conference at the Lapland Music, Rovaniemi from Saturday 9th to Sunday10th of February 2019.

The program includes e.g. a teaching demonstration by Sanna Vaarni, performances by students of the Lapland Music Institute as well as an Evening recital by Anna Laakso, piano and Linda Suolahti, violin. There will also be a discussion about new curricula led by Timo Klemettinen.

The Piano Conference takes place at the Lapland Music Institute, Jorma Eton tie 8B, 96100 Rovaniemi. tel. +358 16 322 2490.


Saturday 9th February 2019

10h00 Registration and coffee (Registration continues 12.30-14.00)
11h00 Opening of the Conference
Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association, Kaisa Kuula-Bullat, Rector of the Lapland Music Institute
11h15  Maiju Roine: Piano Serie “Eight seasons and other piano pieces”
– performed by students of the Lapland Music Institute
11h30 Teaching demonstration
Sanna Vaarni and the students of the Lapland Music Institute
12h30  Lunch (at own cost)
Registration continues 12.30-14.00
14h00  Piano Associations’ presentation

  • Pianoaura ry
  • The Tampere Piano Association
  • The Piano Association of Lapland
  • Friends of Piano Music of the Oulu Region

14h45 Coffee and Exhibition of Notes
15h15 Timo Klemettinen: “New curricula- changing teachership”
16h45 Annual Meeting

– Break –

 19h00 Evening Recital by Anna Laakso, piano and Linda Suolahti, violin
– the Korundi House of Culture
20h15 Reception of the city of Rovaniemi


 Sunday, 10th February 2019

11h00  Schumann: Papillons op.2 – performed by students of the Lapland Music Institute
11h45  Guest hour
Anna Laakso interviewed by Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen
12h15 Audience discussion “The art of giving feedback”
Initiated by Katarina Nummi-Kuisma and Junio Kimanen
13h45  Closing of the Conference


Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association IBAN: FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 BIC/SWIFT: NDEAFIHH

by 11th January 2019 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80€
Pensioners 50€
Others (non-members) 130€

No separate daily fees.

The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2018 may pay the member’s participation fee.

The reservation fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.

NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 11th January 2019 to the email address Remember to mention the name of your institute.


The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 9th February 2019 at 16h45 at the Lapland Music Institute, Jorma Eton tie 8 B, 96100 Rovaniemi.

The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.

The Annual Meeting 2017 at the Steinway Gallery the 11th of February

Because of the international EPTA 2017 conference in Helsinki in August there will be no national piano seminar in February 2017. The statutory annual meeting will be held at the Steinway Gallery in Helsinki the 11th of February at 4 p.m. In the meeting, the statutory issues will be dealt with.

In addition to the annual meeting there will be a short piano concert of Jani Aarrevaara in the program.

As a small serving of food and beverages is included, we kindly ask you to announce your participation by 31.1.2017 to the email address

The board of EPTA Finland

EPTA 2017 Helsinki


Epta Finland has the honor to host the 39th International EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) Conference 10.–13.8.2017 at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music, Ruoholahdentori 6, 00180 Helsinki

The theme of the conference is Inspiration in teaching, learning and playing.

Registration opens the 1st of November 2016

Early bird discount until 10th of May 2017

Deadline for abstracts is 15th of January 2017

Please, follow further information in the websites