In recent years, EMO has expanded its working environment and now provides musical instruction to schools and nurseries in the southern suburbs of Espoo on a peripatetic basis. During the school year 2016-2017, EMO will provide music playschool education at a total of 22 nursery schools. Basic instrumental instruction and orchestral activities are available on string and wind instruments at two local schools: Matinlahti (strings) and Aarnivalkea (wind).
These activities in and around the local area serve to lower the threshold for taking up music as a hobby: anyone can take up an instrument simply by registering, and EMO rents out instruments at an inexpensive rate. Teaching takes place after the normal school day in small groups and orchestras. We are constantly developing new teaching methods. For instance, EMO now provides online material as a way of supporting our students’ musical activities.