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- For families together!
Gather the family together and join celebrated Finnish musicians Soili Perkiö and Maija Karhinen for an hour of Scandinavian music. This captivating and engaging hour of singing, dancing, and play will set toes tapping for participants of every age!
Support for Vesterheim's FamilieTid programs is provided by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
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About the Instructors
Soili Perkiö studied music education, piano, and voice at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, and advanced studies in dance and music education at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg in the Orff Institute. She specializes in music and movement, folk music, and early childhood music education. Since 1995 Soili has been a lecturer in the Department of Music Education, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. She has also taught at educational conferences on all continents. Soili has worked for the Finnish Broadcast Company and made TV and radio programs for children. She continues to give concerts in schools and kindergartens introducing Finnish folk instruments and has composed music for dance groups, theatre performances, and songs for children. Soili has also written over 70 music books and audio material for general music education, elementary school, and early childhood music education.
Maija Karhinen-Ilo is a musician, teacher, and Assistant Head at Käpylä Music Institute. Maija is a multi-instrumentalist who sings, plays, dances, composes, arranges, and performs. She has performed with the band Freija and as a vocal soloist since 2005, and she is well known for her children's music. Karhinen-Ilo has a Doctor of Arts from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. She works as a folk music educator focused especially on early music educators and has edited two children's songbooks with audio for the book publishing house Tammi.