Music

16th August 2021 – 24th May 2022


Applications periods are 1st January – 31st May 2021
and 14th June – 9th August 2021


Akan’s new course in music is aimed at people who have a strong interest in music, singing or playing one or more instruments, and who have ambitions to broaden their knowledge in music. This course offers a great alternative for people wanting to prepare themselves for further studies in music.

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We offer you a full-time music education where you will develop yourself together with other music enthusiasts under the leadership of music professionals.

The course leader for Akan’s new music course is the music educator, musician and singing teacher Peik Holländer.

“We had a feeling that there was a need for an alternative for full-time studies of music in Porvoo. Our current students prove that we were right. Every student is taking massive leaps forward in their skills weekly, which is, of course, great to see”, says Peik.

The studies (25h/week) run from 16.8.2021-24.5.2022.

The objectives for your time on Akan’s music course are:

  • You have developed as a musician and songwriter
  • You have a better theoretical understanding, as well as better “feel”, for different styles of music
  • You have a better knowledge of pop/rock music history, as well as the music industry
  • You have a stronger musical self-confidence
  • You have made new contacts

Contact and further information


Programme co-ordinator:
Peik Holländer | Phone +358 (0)40 0622 461 | peik.hollander@akan.fi

Place:
Borgå folkakademi, Runebergsgatan 16-18 in the centre of Borgå.

Language of instruction:
The majority of classes are taught in Swedish.

Study fees:
340 €/month including teaching, lunch and coffee.

Accommodation:
If you need accommodation you can board in the school’s dormitory connected to the school.
Cost 200 €/month in a shared double room or 260 €/month for a single room, including breakfast Monday-Friday and supper Monday-Thursday.
Further information about accommodation and costs can be found here.

Application periods and entrance exam
First application period: 1.1-31.5.2021 (entrance exam 10-11.6.2021)
Second application period: 14.6-9.8.2021 (entrance exam 11.8.2021)

Note the following:

  • The education is mainly aimed at persons 18 or more, but younger than 18 can apply.
  • Everyone who applies for the course will be asked to attend an entrance exam.
  • The second application period will only take place if not all the places were occupied during the first application period.

Apply here – application form (Form in Swedish and Finnish)

 Peik Holländer
Programme co-ordinator Peik Holländer

Teaching

We plan to offer the following subjects. In addition to general courses you have the possibility to elective courses.  The study content is adapted to students’ interests and needs.

Courses we offer:

  • Personal tuition with your chosen instrument
  • Playing in a band
  • Choir
  • Songwriting
  • The history of rhythm music
  • Theory of music and ear training
  • Sound engineering
  • Stage presence
  • Knowledge of the music industry
  • Workshops in style, song techniques etc.

Other:

  • Guest lectures in knowledge of the music industry, songwriting etc.
  • Studio time, the process of recording
  • Concerts and other shorter performances

Live Performance Workshop

The week will finish with a joint Live Performance Workshop where you and your fellow students have the opportunity to perform for each other with what you have learned during the week. These lessons are also an opportunity to learn about things like singing techniques, both in theory and in practice.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses consist of guest lectures and artist interviews with professionals from within the music industry.

Recital

During your time at Akan you can also graduate in the Theory of music and in your chosen instrument(s).

We withhold the right to change the contents and offers in our courses and educational programmes.


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