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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

Review of Dubai piano lessons by Jim Allen


Throughout the years I always had a dream of learning to play the piano but life, raising a family, and moving all over the world for my career always seemed to keep this dream at bay. Finally, now in my late 50s and living in Dubai, I decided it was time to do something special "for me" and I began the search for the right instructor. I was so happy when I came upon Stefan Joubert's company S & C Music as they specifically catered for adults. I came into this knowing that I wanted to learn to play, but not [...]

Review of Dubai piano lessons by Jim Allen2021-03-01T13:31:10+00:00

S & C Piano lessons in Dubai reviewed by Vienna


I had piano lessons with Stefan for six months and got transferred to Veronica due to a conflict of schedules. Stefan is an extremely talented musician and pianist with very effective teaching methods. Veronica, on the other hand, is equally talented and very patient with me. With no music background, the piano is not very easy for me to learn and it usually takes me a long time to learn my pieces. The thing about Veronica is that she doesn't make you feel bad about your mistakes. She's always there to help and encourage you to do your best and challenge [...]

S & C Piano lessons in Dubai reviewed by Vienna2021-03-01T13:31:37+00:00

Andreina’s testimony of S & C


Andreina Learning how to play the piano has always been a dream of mine. I feel beyond lucky and blessed to have Saman as my instructor. She is truly wonderful, kind and patient. Most importantly for someone who is a perfectionist like myself, she reminds me to let go, have fun and not be so hard on myself. She listens and advises with a smile on her face and a positive disposition even after the 20th time of repeating the same piece. Always encouraging but at the same time challenging one to succeed and make progress. The progress which [...]

Andreina’s testimony of S & C2021-03-01T13:31:46+00:00

Beautiful testimonial From Kate!


We have just received a very beautiful testimonial from Kate! Thank you so much Kate! Here goes: "On the morning of my 26th birthday I decided to write a list of 30 things I would like to do before I turn 30. I’d thought long and hard about what I hope to accomplish over the next four years and learning to play piano was one of the items at the very top of my list. After doing a little bit of research, I found S&C Music Instruction online. I was pleased to see they offered a range of piano courses [...]

Beautiful testimonial From Kate!2021-03-01T13:31:54+00:00

Similarities between music and the arts


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 movement [...]

Similarities between music and the arts2019-12-19T10:22:02+00:00

How to choose a piano


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


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+01:00

Learning to play the piano will develop your culture


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+01:00

Might Not Be Talented?


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+01:00


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