Ilona Vähäsöyrinki from Kontiolahti, North Karelia (os. Kava) started her professional piano studies at the Joensuu Conservatory with a minor in organ, then continued her studies at the University of the Arts Sibelius Academy in Kuopio and Savonia University of Applied Sciences, graduating with a degree in piano pedagogy in 2013 and a Master's degree in church music in 2014, majoring in organ.
Jaakko Untamala was the teacher for the professional piano studies. In addition, Erik T. Tawastjerna and Olli Mustonen, among others, have taught at the master classes. In Lied music Vähäsöyrinki has been taught by Irina Zahharenkova, Heikki Pellinen, Ilmo Ranta, Ilkka Paananen and Marita Viitasalo.
In 2012-2015 Vähäsöyrinki worked as a piano teacher and substitute at the Kuopio Conservatory.
Since moving to Kytäjä in Hyvinkää, she has been working as a music entrepreneur and is mainly involved in Lauluhuone.fi concert activities, piano lessons, the online piano school Ilo and the children's choir Ilo.