Arja Kastinen

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Arja Kastinen was the first Finnish folk musician to take the Doctor of Music examination at the Sibelius Academy.

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The Polymorphic Kantele

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One of the most important factors affecting the quality of this music is the instrument itself.

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Karelian Kantele Tradition

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Our research project began in 2011 and the results are now published as a book.

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News & the blog

Music & well-being – two special kantele courses in the summer of 2018

December 01, 2017

News

In the summer of 2018,  we will have two very special kantele weekends, during which we will combine music and the thought of overall well-being. Small kanteles (from 5 through 15 strings) are excellent instruments both for beginners and for advanced musicians. It is easy to enjoy making music with them only after few hours […]

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COMPOSING PEDAGOGY

October 08, 2017

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I have been given the opportunity to participate in composing pedagogy (SÄPE) training this autumn as one of the tutors. The education is organized by  the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences with the support of the Finnish National Board of Education. The Sibelius Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki and the University of Helsinki will serve […]

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Teaching

Improvisation, historical kantele playing techniques, private lessons, special courses for early education teachers. Take a look at our  presentations.

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