RIKU HEINO (born in 1970) is a talented percussionist, skilled in different genres of music from classical to jazz. Riku studied to be military musician and was engaged by Kainuu Military Band as a percussionist for two years. After that he continued with his studies at the conservatory in Lahti. Today Riku Heino teaches classical and pop/jazz genres at Lahti Music Institute, Lahti Conservatory and Pohjois-Kymi Music Institute. Riku is also well known as accompanist in several choirs and theatrical productions.