Staff of Sámi Music Academy

Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman

Head instructor

Tel. +358 50 409 3988

Anna is a head instructor of education and artistic director of the Sámi Music Academy.

Kati Eriksen

Project manager

Tel. +358 40 594 5060

Kati Eriksen is the project manager of the Sámi Academy of Music and also works as a producer of education.

Veli-Pekka Puttonen

Music teacher

Tel. +358 50 406 3072

VeePee acts as a music teacher in education. He teaches music theory, music technology, playing in band and gives instrumental instruction in guitar and bass.

Annukka Hirvasvuopio-Laiti

Doctoral Student

Tel. +47 78 44 85 23

Annukka teaches Sámi modern music and piano at the Sámi Music Academy. Annukka is conducting a doctoral thesis on music published by the first Sámi publishing house at the Sámi University.

Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman


Ulla works as a lesson teacher at the Sámi Music Academy. She is specialized in the use of voice in the North Sámi joik tradition.