As a scholar, educator and academic entrepreneur I strive to make an impact in the world.
I have served as an invited keynote speaker in Hamar, Norway; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vasa, Finland; and Siegen, Germany. In addition, I gave a TEDx talk in 2018. I have been appointed several expert assignments in Finnish media and I am an experienced public speaker. You can find my published talks in Blog and videos.
I am the founder and CEO of RockHubs Ltd. RockHubs is a social enterprise that helps to create accessible music communities in diverse, intergenerational living environments. Apart from regular activities we organize mobile workshops, live and online performances, community development workshops and consultancy. We have a certification program for establishing independent Hubs in Finland and abroad. Currently we have collaboration with Setlementtiasunnot, Betesda-säätiö and Pro Lapinlahti in Finland and Université Laval in Canada.
I serve as the Chairperson of the Finnish Association of Arts Education Research (Suomen taidekasvatuksen tutkimusseura). I also served as a longtime board member of the Finnish Society of Music Education (FISME ry.)