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Päivi Arjas

Sibelius Academy


Päivi Arjas, born in Helsinki Finland, studied music education at the University of Jyväskylä and violoncello at the Conservatoire of Kuopio. She works at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) as the head of the string department, as well as being a lecturer of performance coaching. Earlier she worked as cello teacher at The Finnish Conservatoire, (Jyväskylä), in several music schools and at the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. She has been a member of the AEC Polifonia pre college-working group and has published books about performance anxiety and mental training for musicians.



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