Muhonen has been working at all school grades: at primary grades, upper grades, as well as
at the upper secondary school. She started at her teacher educator career at 1996 at the
University of Jyaskyla. Since 1998, she has had a position at the Viikki Teacher Traning School
of Helsinki University, which involves work as a teacher educator, primary school teacher
and music teacher.
She actively combines research and practice, her main research interests lying in creative
approaches to learning and the building of new practices (especially within music and
utilizing mobile devices in learning processes within the subjects in general education). She
has published several peer-revised articles in Finnish and international journals and
presented her work in several academic conferences in Finland and abroad. She is also
experiences adult educator.
Muhonen has published practical material fort he teaching of primary school music for
students and 1 and 2. Her newest book is on songcrafting with children, and newest
scientific articles concern creative agency within music education.
Muhonen has been actively working with the Finnish curricula renewal fort he year of 2016.
She was one of the eight expert members of writing the national text for Finnish National
Curriculum for Basic Education at the National Board of Education. She has also been
educating principals and teachers in understanding the basic ideas in the new curriculum
and getting hold of the local curriculum work. Furhermore, Muhonen is actively doing
curriculum work at her own school.