24 August 2014 Pirkanmaan Pinna association has the priviledge to welcome Mark Heron as our new guest instructor. Mark Heron will give a Wind Band Conducting Masterclass 12 to 14 September. For additional information of Mr Heron please see: www.markheron.co.uk, and: www.rncm.ac.uk.

10.10.2013 Jorma Panula will give a conducting course in Tampere, Finland 2 to 3 November. Assistant instructor will be Juha Törmä. Course repertoire is Mozart: Serenade for Winds Nr 11 KV 375 and Dvorak: Serenade for Winds. Price for the course is 300 euros. Application period opens on 11 October 4 p.m. For further information please contact info(at)pirkanmaanpinna.fi.

18.8.2013 Robert J. Ambrose will give a conducting course in Tampere, Finland 20 to 22 September.

9.9.2012 Course with Jorma Panula, free entrance on Sunday 16 September There is again a rare opportunity to come and see Jorma Panula teaching on the last course day of Panula conducting course on Sunday 16 September is. Free entrance is from 10 to 14.30 p.m. Course takse place in Tylli Hall, Hallituskatu 30, Tampere. Course repertoire is Beethoven's IV Symphony and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks.

9.9.2012 Peter Ettrup Larsen (lecture): "Why Waste Time on Music?" Pirkanmaan Pinna association and Tampere Conservatory offer together Larsen's lecture in Pyynikki Hall on Friday 28 August 18 p.m. Larsen: "It is often skills like rhythm, timing and stage appearance that determine if we succeed or not in all aspects of life since music actually plays an important part in many everyday situations, where people meet people." Peter Ettrup Larsen puts music into an everyday perspective and shows that music is so much more than an occasional moment of amusement or distraction.

14.6.2012 Instructors in the academic year 2012-2013 will be Atso Almila, Tuomas Hannikainen, Peter Ettrup Larsen, Jorma Panula and Juha Törmä.

14.6.2012 Pirkanmaan Pinna's wep page is now published in English!