Marianne Maans

musician & mental trainer

My music

Violin and vocals

My music  consists of folk music, children’s music, folk chorales and early church singing. I am also very fond of emotional tangos and old schlager music. The folk music of Swedish-speaking Finland, its untamed polskas, minuets and folk songs, have been my field of research during my entire life. Sacred music opens the door to peace, while playing for children gives opportunities for playfulness and joy!

Music creates a space where you can express emotion and meet others in the moment.

I perform solo and with different ensembles as well as co-operate with different projects in fields like choral music, theatre or multidisciplinary art. Arranging and composing music is a natural part of my music making. I give lectures, presentations, courses and workshops about folk music and work with music care and mental training.

Feel free to contact me about concerts, performances, courses, workshops and lectures, or about music in care environments!


Care music

I provide music for individuals and groups in hospital and care environments. My instrument are violin and vocals, but I can also use smaller instruments like kalimba, five string kantele and rhythm instruments. My repertoire includes songs and instrumental pieces for all ages, I mostly sing in Swedish and Finnish but my repertoire is always increasing. All musical activities are adjusted to the target group and wishes are taken into consideration.


Ensembles och co-operation

Désirée Saarela-Portin/Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej, FoLKRÖRELSEN, Juulia Salonen, Maria Kalaniemi/Glittrande toner och svallande känslor, Marianne Maans – Lauri Antila Duo, Marjaana Puurtinen/Spel i stuga och salong, Paula Blåfield/Scen Pegasos, Pirnales, Ramunder, Sofia Lindroos/Toner i ljus och gestalt, Vocal ensemble Nonette etc.

Mental training

Everything starts with a thought.
Your thoughts command your actions and emotions.
Your actions create your life!

Explore and develop your resources, make use of your potential.

Life is an on-going development process where we regularly need to update ourselves and be conscious about where we are now and what we want. Mental training works via coaching and finding solutions and is tailor-made for each individual. Mental training is a systematic method which makes use of knowledge from among others brain research, neuroscience, sports psychology, mindfulness and NLP, striving towards health in daily life as well as peak performances. Often occurring themes are stress, stage fright, motivation, attitude, creativity, flow, self-esteem, teamwork, goals, even handling fears and phobias. 

In my work I see the importance of self-esteem and self-confidence in order to succeed. Flow, creativity and working well under pressure is something you need in all professions and all ways of life. Mental training offers tools to function and communicate in a better way, both with yourself and with others. My own life experience has taught me about the incredible resources of the body and mind to adjust and function also in demanding situations.

Individual and group/company consultation.

Presentations, lectures and training sessions for groups/companies. Music during breaks.

CDs & sheet music

Orders: marianne.maans (a)
Mailing costs will be added to the order.

-sheet music (download pdf free)

Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej
12.50 €
Under bar himmel, Marianne Maans – Maria Kalaniemi – Ape Anttila
15 €
I himmelen folkliga koraler, Katarina Kvarnström & Gnistra
15 €
Corpus, Marianne Maans
7 €
Duets, Marianne Maans & Lauri Antila Duo
15 €
Marianne Maans
15 €
Finlandssvensk folkmusik i arrangemang av Marianne Maans -nothäfte
15 €


Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej, 2017.
Katarina Kvarnström & Gnistra: I himmelen – Folkliga koraler, 2014.
Marianne Maans, Maria Kalaniemi & Ape Anttila: Under bar himmel – Taivasalla, 2014.
FoLKRÖRELSEN: Släpp in publiken, 2013.
Lirarna -promoCD 2012.
Corpus, 2011.
Marianne Maans & Lauri Antila Duo: Duets, 2010.
Jouhiorkesteri: Nikodemus, 2008.
Marianne Maans, 2004.
I Ramunders fotspår, 2000.
Pirnales: Parasta ennen, 1994.
Pirnales: Aquas, 1992.
Katrilli, 1991.
Pirnales, 1989.
Esselåtar, 1987.

Also featuring on these records:
Stormskärs Maja, 2016.
Sounds from Solitude, 2015.
Petra Sundvik: Det jag ville, 2014.
Leve psalmen!, 2003.
Chorus Sanctae Ceciliae: Liv och längtan, 2001.
Folk Voices, 1999.
Agromania, 1993.
Det kom ett folk från skären – Visor från Kökar, 1995.
Kullervo Kuoro: Likainen enkeli, 1992.

Books and sheet music

I have edited several guide books providing tools and repertoire for using folk music in different education stages, from daycare to secondary school, as well as books with folk music scores and a book about folk music in the Kristinestad region in Ostrobothnia. All books are in Swedish.

Folkmusik i skolan åk 7-9 – metodhandbok (red. Désirée Saarela-Portin & Marianne Maans), Stiftelsen för Martin Wegelius institutet och Österbottens förbund, 2017.
Finlandssvensk folkmusik-nothäfte, Marianne Maans, 2015.
Folkmusik på dagis-metodhandbok, Stiftelsen för Martin Wegelius institutet och Österbottens förbund, 2014.
Folkmusik i skolan åk 1-6-metodhandbok, Stiftelsen för Martin Wegelius institutet och Österbottens förbund, 2014.
Musik och människor – Folkmusik från Kristinestadsnejden, Finlands svenska folkmusikinstitut, 2006.

Marianne Maans

marianne.maans (a)
+358 40 5258819

Community musician/Hospital- and care musician (Turku University of Applied Sciences 2018)
Mental trainer (Folkhälsan Utbildning Ab 2016)
Master of Music (Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department 1998)
Youth secretary (SÖFF 1985).