Ebeli is the pop and jazz department of EMO, the Espoo Music Institute.

The school aims at fostering well-rounded and diverse musical skills in its students, supported by a teaching staff comprised of the very best local talent.

The focus in teaching at Ebeli is on the special characteristics of popular music and jazz: in addition to learning an instrument students get to study improvisation, as well as play in bands and groups.

Courses at Ebeli are open to applicants between the ages of 10-22 who have already acquired basic-level skills on their instrument. Basic level instruction in acoustic instruments is provided by EMO, for example.

Before starting the studies at Ebeli, applicants go through a student selection process. Upon acceptance to the institute, one may also study a secondary instrument at EMO, as well as take part in their various group courses. Likewise, students at EMO may apply for courses at Ebeli.

Student selections take place at the end of May. You can find detailed instructions on how to apply here (Applying to Ebeli).

Ebeli was originally founded in 1996 as a private music school by Martti Lappalainen. In January 2010, Ebeli merged into EMO and became its artistically and pedagogically independent pop and jazz department. The school receives regular funding from the state, as well as from the city of Espoo. Instruction given at Ebeli complies with the curriculum for the advanced syllabus in basic education (the Finnish national core curriculum devised by the National Board of Education).

More information about studying at Ebeli, our teachers, concerts and other events can be found further on our webpages.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please send an email to: info(at)ebeli.fi or call Mon-Fri during office hours 9.30-16.00 (040-455 0025).




Ebeli Christmas Jazz Concert 10th December at 19:00 in Louhi Hall, Espoo Culture Center. Free entrance, welcome!