The Music Academy, located in the Pyynikki area of Tampere, is a learning environment shared by music students of TAMK and Tampere Conservatoire, a private institute providing education in music and dance.

Location and contact information

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Music Academy
F. E. Sillanpään katu 9
FI-33230 Tampere
Finland

tel. +358 50 311 9586
musiikki@tamk.fi
www.musiikkiakatemia.fi
www.facebook.com/TampereenMusiikkiakatemia

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Transport

The Music Academy campus is located about two kilometres from Tampere's Central Square. The campus can be reached by almost any of the local buses that head westward from the Central Square. You can find the bus timetables and routes at Journey Planner.

Accessibility

The Music Academy facilities are accessible for people with restricted mobility.  Most rooms can be accessed by lift or by wheelchair ramps.

Opening hours

The doors are open Mon-Fri, 7.45-20.45. On Saturdays and Sundays the building is usually closed except on concert evenings.

Studying at Music Academy

TAMK has about 220 degree-level music students.  Tampere Conservatoire has approximately 80 music students in vocational upper-secondary education. In addition, the Music Academy premises are used by Tampere Conservatoire's Music School,  where about 1350 music-lovers of all ages practise some form of music-related hobby.  

Music studies at TAMK focus on classical music, drama and theatre music, and music pedagogy. For music students, learning-by-doing is an essential part of the pedagogical approach, and taking part in diverse high-level artistic activities is central to the learning process.    Collaboration between TAMK and Tampere Conservatoire  enables them to put on large-scale  orchestral, choral, operatic, and other musical productions.  However, the two institutions are separately and independently responsible for the music education they provide.   

There is something going on at the Music Academy from the early morning to the evening. Students can use the campus facilities independently and work on their instrumental skills. The Music Academy organizes concerts almost daily; these concerts are free of charge to students. 

There are also other facilities for music studies in the vicinity, including a high-tech studio for developing advanced piano-playing skills.  This so-called piano pedagogy laboratory is unique in Finland.

Music library

The Music Academy has its own library.  Resources that can be loaned from the library include sheet music, books, recordings, and magazines.  There is also a reference section for sheet music. You can find more detailed information about the library resources on the library website.

Performer bank

The Music Academy also maintains a performer bank.  Students can register with the bank, and through this service,  different line-ups of music students and teachers can be booked for different occasions. 

Restaurant

There is a cafe called Soppis at the Music Academy, where students can have lunch at the discounted student rate.  There are also several other restaurants and cafes in the Pyynikki area.

ICT support

Music Academy has its own part-time ICT support. In addition, TAMK's helpdesk is available.