Celine Gaurier-Joubert

Celine Gaurier-Joubert

About Celine Gaurier-Joubert

Celine Gaurier-Joubert is the founder and director of S & C, The British Music Academy and The London Piano Institute. Thanks to her outstanding knowledge and experience, she is a reference in terms of music education for adults. If you are interested in enrolling at S & C, please contact her directly at enrol@sandc.ae

Similarities between music and the arts

2019-12-03T09:25:47+00:00

Celine Gaurier-Joubert: Some composers write music to describe an idea; others express an emotion or tell a story. What are your reasons for painting? Why and how do you start a new work? Lisa Fabian: I'm not entirely sure that I have a reason for painting. I just want to do it. My work is always abstract or contemporary, or what is more commonly referred to as abstract expressionism. There is no real structure but more of a flow which is undefined. Most of the time my work has a very fluid feel. If I am doing a painting with [...]

Similarities between music and the arts2019-12-03T09:25:47+00:00

How to choose a piano

2019-11-05T19:59:48+00:00

Interview with Alfred Fuentes from House of Pianos on how to choose a suitable piano Adults who are new to the piano often ask me which instrument is best for them to purchase. I always recommend them to contact Alfred from House of Pianos, who is undoubtedly the most expert piano adviser in the Middle East. He has kindly accepted to give an interview to help you choose the most suitable instrument. Celine Gaurier-Joubert: Alfred, you are undoubtedly the most trusted piano adviser in the Middle East. What is your background? How have you achieved such phenomenal success? Alfred [...]

How to choose a piano2019-11-05T19:59:48+00:00

Interview with Gerard Bekerman, President of International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs

2019-09-03T17:11:50+00:00

Interview with Gerard Bekerman, President of International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs Celine Gaurier-Joubert: Gerard Bekerman, you are the founder and director of the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs which takes place annually in Paris. As per what I can read on your website, you clearly understand adults who play for their own pleasure and enjoyment extremely well. Are you an amateur pianist yourself? Gerard Bekerman: Yes I got my degree at the Ecole Normale which was launched by Alfred Cortot in Paris. Celine Gaurier-Joubert: You have created this extraordinary piano competition in 1989. Where did [...]

Interview with Gerard Bekerman, President of International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs2019-09-03T17:11:50+00:00

Learning to play the piano will develop your culture

2019-09-09T22:44:46+00:00

Learning how to play the piano is a wonderful way to improve your cultural knowledge as it will assuredly lead you to learn more about the different music styles throughout history, understand each composer and explore pieces of the repertoire written for other instruments. It will open your mind immensely, and surely make you discover pieces of music that could change your life for ever! Bach Mozart Chopin 1. To become a complete and proficient pianist, you should know the world that you [...]

Learning to play the piano will develop your culture2019-09-09T22:44:46+00:00

Why Should I Learn Anything?

2019-08-26T22:15:48+00:00

I will imagine that you are at a stage in your life when you are quite content: you know your job role and you know if you want to progress there will be extra training provided and promotions to aim for. You have a wonderful home and a lifestyle you are happy with. Your friends and family keep you busy. You think you are fulfilled. You learnt how to walk, how to drive, how to cook a while ago. You know how to ride a bike, build a wall or may even be a contender for Mastermind with your knowledge of [...]

Why Should I Learn Anything?2019-08-26T22:15:48+00:00

I don’t have a piano at home

2019-08-26T22:18:45+00:00

One of the imperative things about learning to play the piano is being able to practice 15 minutes daily. Or at least 30 mins every other day anyway. On your own away from a tutor going over the things that were last learned so to get it right. This means having a piano to play when you choose. Not only can you choose what time of day you want to play you can stay on it all day if you like. You can eat a meal and then if you feel like having a go, it’s there. Waiting for you. It [...]

I don’t have a piano at home2019-08-26T22:18:45+00:00

Might Not Be Talented?

2019-08-26T22:13:56+00:00

In our preliminary conversations with potential students we hear this a lot. How does one know if one is talented? I’ve always said I’d be awful at surfing. I’m not that flexible or really that boyishly brave in water so I have shied away from learning even though I’ve had opportunities. Maybe had someone forced me too then who knows I may be living in a surf town somewhere exotic by now. I once had an interest in photography. I’m now a part-time wedding photographer amongst other things because I gave it a go and found out. With regards to playing [...]

Might Not Be Talented?2019-08-26T22:13:56+00:00

Playing the piano will increase your listening skills

2019-08-12T21:18:24+00:00

Playing the piano is surely a fantastic way to develop your listening skills, as listening to the sound you produce when striking a key, and making sure that each note is played in the right manner within the musical context, is as important as playing. Listening is key to all effective communication, and it is an essential skill to develop in order to become truly successful in your professional and personal life. It is so important that many employers provide listening skills training for their employees! Don’t you think that it would be more enjoyable to develop this ability while learning [...]

Playing the piano will increase your listening skills2019-08-12T21:18:24+00:00

Playing the piano will help you improve your memory

2019-08-16T18:00:07+00:00

Playing the piano will surely help you improve your memory immensely as this part of your brain will be activated as often as you play. You will be developing four sorts of memory at the same time: visual memory, digital memory, aural memory and mental memory. I do not believe that many activities offer such an opportunity! I have always given great importance to this part of piano playing as I have constantly been worried about forgetting the notes when being on stage. I think that there is nothing more embarrassing! Playing a technical passage not accurately is terrible, not putting [...]

Playing the piano will help you improve your memory2019-08-16T18:00:07+00:00

Playing the piano is a wonderful way to express your hidden feelings and emotions

2019-08-16T18:05:57+00:00

Playing the piano is an exceptional channel for you to express feelings and emotions that could be embarrassing or difficult to express in the ‘real-life’. I will not teach you anything new by saying that, as an adult, you must behave in a certain way, depending on the circumstances, even if your feelings or thoughts are totally different from the mask you are required to put on. If you take time to think about this concept, I am sure that you will find several situations when you would like to do or say something, but you are unable to express yourself [...]

Playing the piano is a wonderful way to express your hidden feelings and emotions2019-08-16T18:05:57+00:00