- Sanna Ahvenjärvi teaches composition and music theory at the Jokilaaksot Music Institute since 2008

- Ahvenjärvi has worked as an instructor in the field of composition education for children and youth in the following projects:

  • pedagogical project ”Ääneni äärelle” of Society of Finnish Composers
  • a member of the Society of Finnish Composers´ "composition curriculum” -team
  • a member of the team which created the composition pedagogy materials databank www.opus1.fi -website
  • - instructor in the following seminars:

  • Muuttuva musiikin teoria (Sibelius-Academy & Metropolia University of Applied Sciences)
  • FISME 60th Anniversary seminar
  • Mutes seminar (Association of Finnish Music Schools & Mutes ry)

  • - Instructor in the following institutions:

  • Kainuun musiikkiopisto (2019)
  • Koillis-Lapin musiikkiopisto (2019)
  • Oulu Polytechnik
  • Raahen musiikkiopisto (2019-2020)
  • Virta-opisto (Imatra) (2019)
  • - Ahvenjärvi has been teaching composition for children and youth since 2004 also in the following music institutions:

  • Workshop in Landesmusikschule Münzkirchen, Austria 2016
  • Ylivieskan seudun musiikkiopisto, Finland 2014-2015
  • Merikanto-opisto, Finland 2012-2014
  • Oulu Conservatory, Finland 2005-2009
    • Composer-in-residence at the Lapin musiikkiopisto 2004-2005 Rovaniemi, Finland
  • - other teaching experience she has from teaching at the Oulu University, at the Oulu Polytechnik, in Oulu Conservatory and at Oulu Suzuki school of Music.