About Heli Hartikainen
I’m a saxophonist, clarinetist, improviser, composer, teacher and performing artist. My training and interests lie especially in experimental free improvisation. In addition to my jazz saxophone studies, I have a degree in classical clarinet. Currently I’m studying in the folk music department of the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts.

Main instrument and repertoire
Saxophones! Clarinets! Finnish Folk, Jazz, Classical! Improvisation!

Other Instruments
My main instruments are tenor saxophone and clarinet, but I also do play the soprano sax, alto sax and all the different types of clarinets. I’m able to teach Finnish folk music, jazz saxophone and classical clarinet and my special skills and interests lie in improvisation. I’m happy to teach both in Finnish and in English.

Base city


Other links

English, Finnish, German (OK), Swedish (OK)

44 Euros / hour

Teaching levels

  • Master class
  • Intermediate
  • Beginner
  • Group lessons (usual price per hour divided by nr of participants)
  • Lessons for kids

Teaching where

  • Skype
  • WMS Helsinki
  • Helsinki, at own space