Kurki-Suonio teaches in the folk music division in the Sibelius Academy in Finland and is most beneficial known abroad on her behalf use Swedish-Finnish group Hedningarna (the Heathens). She’s caused many choirs, like the Finnish Octopus Choir. Her music spans the folk-rooted function of Hedningarna to jazz, children’s music, tango and artwork rock. She required a rest from Hedningarna through the period where they documented Hippjokk to be able to focus on her research and spend additional time with her kids and family. Nevertheless, she came back for the documenting of Karelia Visa.