Dr Tiija Rinta Tettey is an Educationist, Development Worker and Researcher & Writer based in London, UK. Tiija divides her time between different activities and countries.

Tiijsa is currently the Director of a music school in London called  Musical Beginnings East, and of an Educational Consultancy and Music School in Kampala, Uganda. You can contact her any time at: tiija.rinta@gmail.com.


Tiija completed her Doctoral Degree in 2008 from the Institute of Education, University of London, on the importance of creative activities (in particular musical and singing activities) in educational settings with children who exhibit communication difficulties. The doctoral thesis was sponsored by the Economics and Social Research Council.

During her time at the Institute, Tiija worked for several research projects and also obtained small awards and scholarships for additional research work overseas. One of these trips was to the Educational Research Academy of the Government of Taiwan where she worked as an expert for local Governmental officials on the Finnish education system and on the role of creative subjects in the curriculum.

Since then, Tiija has worked for several international NGOs, Government Agencies and universities (including UNICEF, Relief International and the UK Government). Such work has taken her to various countries (such as Nepal, Kenya and Jordan) where she has been able to use her knowledge and skills for the benefit of locals through research as well as practical work. The products of Tiija’s work are publications in international professional journals, articles in magazines and book chapters.

After working in academia, Tiija discovered that her true passion is in practical hands-on work. This is why she founded a musical school in East London, and an educational consultancy and music school in Uganda. Please see more information on these under ‘Musical Beginnings East Piano School’ and ‘Educational Consultancy and Music School, Uganda’.




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