Helen started learning piano at the age of six in Tallinn, Estonia. She relocated to Finland in her early teens and carried on studying music, graduating in piano performance and pedagogy from Lahti University of Music and Drama in 2006. Helen has taken part in several piano competitions and master classes and has always been an active performer, both as a soloist, accompanist and as part of chamber music groups. She is also a passionate teacher with over 20 years of experience.
After developing a severe injury from playing the piano Helen became deeply interested in musicians' health and well being. She began exploring different ways of playing and relating to music and started studying anatomy, movement and the bodymind connection. In 2008 Helen moved to London to train as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. She now incorporates her discoveries and the principles of the Alexander Technique into her work with her piano students. She holds an Alexander teacher post at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior department and has worked as a member of staff in the Alexander Teacher Training School.
Apart from dividing her time between her music and Alexander teaching and running North London Music School, Helen is excited about jazz piano and improvisation and she loves bringing an element of creativity into her lessons.