• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The Sibelius Academy’s classical accordion training is considered one of the most distinguished in its field. For decades already, our alumni have worked in esteemed teaching positions around the world and gained success in numerous international competitions.

As a student in the Accordion programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will practise soloist repertoire and complete studies in music theory and aural skills, music history and chamber music. For a period of two years, you will improve your accordion pedagogy on a weekly basis with your own practice pupil. 


The objective of the education provided by the accordion department is to allow students to acquire a well-rounded expertise that respects their personality with the help of studies that best suit their interests.

The accordion major focuses on versatile soloist studies, spanning different genres and eras, as well as the development of extensive pedagogical skills. Additionally, the studies include chamber music, sight reading, free accompaniment and improvisation, as well as the repertoire of the accordion, ranging from the Baroque era to the modern day. 

Seminars and master classes are also organised on a regular basis as part of the studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accordion structure and tuning
  • Accordion study
  • Chamber music
  • Technique workshop
  • History of Western art music

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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