What students say

Yuko playing the piano

Yuko playing the piano

As I have liked to play the piano since I was little, it was definitely important for me to find the ideal place where I can continue my piano practice. It was, then, so lucky that I have come across Celine Gaurier-Joubert online through her website.

From the very beginning, my teacher, Celine, has deeply understood my attitude and interest toward music. Every time she gives me clear advices so that I can naturally find out the problems to be improved about my playing, and also can consider how I should brush up on my technique by myself at home too, thinking about my goals.

Our discussion is not only about some practical methods but also goes further about various topics related to the piece I am working on, such as the background of the composer or the stories implied behind each melody, all of which open my eyes and encourage my imagination.

In addition, special master classes are often organised that also help my further understanding of the MUSIC itself. Whilst the once-a-week private lesson is quite effective in that I can simply focus on every single sound I make, in the flow of one-to-one conversation with Celine, the masterclasses provide students with wonderful opportunities to share a lot of information together, as well as chances to know about various pieces that one would have never known/played before.

The masterclasses also enable me to realise the importance of performing in front of other people: An atmosphere with an appropriate feeling of tension helps me to consider how I should sufficiently express and convey my sound to the audience.

I would sincerely recommend whoever loves music come and join us to enjoy amazing lessons with Celine

28 November 2017
Yuko Nagatani



“Imagine walking through the most beautiful garden…your immediate attention is drawn to all the colourful flowers in this garden. You may even recognise some of these flowers by name. You feel content…but not ecstatic.

And that’s because the flowers are just 20% of the true beauty of this garden – without a guidance, you would have missed all the fragrant herbs, the meaning of the old magnificent trees, the symbiotic fauna, the tiny but essential microscopic flora that creates the ecosystem for the garden to thrive.

To me, this garden is a metaphor of music, piano in this context to be precised.

Flowers represent things I knew and appreciated before joining Celine. But becoming aware about all other aspects could not have happened without my lessons with Celine!”




I greatly enjoy my lessons with Celine. She has a strong focus on technique and interpretation and I have really developed as a pianist over the time I have worked with her. Highly to be recommended.


Christian playing the piano

Christian playing the piano

“Celine is a fantastic piano teacher. Her extensive musical knowledge and experience turn any lesson into a private Masterclass.

She has the ability to help you to transform your playing in term of sound and musicality, which can only be achieved through such quality lessons.

She supports you through the entire process of learning a piece until the moment you play it live.

Over the last 2 years, I have learned some big works of the piano repertoire! This is very demanding for the teacher. Well-done Celine!”




I started to learn piano when I was 11 but quickly gave up after a year.

In the past, I always thought playing the piano is all about learning and memorising notes.

The lack of appreciating music significantly reduced my interests in piano.

But everything changes when I met Celine, the best piano teacher I have ever met.

She is such a talented pianist who has given me so much useful tips on practising. The changes were a bit by bit.

After her guidance, the music has become completely different and turned alive!

I would say her lessons are very essential for both new piano learners and advanced players.

I am 24 now. I picked up piano this May and I feel my music understanding is improving a lot during the past 6/7 months.

The lessons are definitely worthwhile.




Taking piano lessons again as an adult with Celine, having stopped for about 25 years, has re-ignited my passion for learning and playing this wonderful instrument with fervour and enjoyment I had never felt before.

Celine is incredibly generous in sharing prized techniques to help facilitate learning pieces, improve techniques and to enhance the musicality of each piece to new levels: All skills that she had herself mastered as a professional pianist and been privy to learning in intensive highly specialised professional courses.

This generosity of spirit is intertwined with incredible patience and the ability to boost her students’ confidence with motivating and inspiring guidance – whilst all the while pushing us to learn, practice and be stretched to our full capacity. I go home after each lesson filled with positive energy after a warm and enjoyable class, and bursting with enthusiasm to overcome the challenges she has presented to me to practice over the course of the coming week in order to perfect my pieces, sight-reading and exercises.

She is truly talented as a teacher.

She has an art of relaying her own passion and enthusiasm in a friendly and approachable way – and as I note the results of my own improvement and speedy progress – I can see she has the skill to help each of us reach our dream goals of becoming wonderful and adept musicians.
Nour Wali



I studied piano for a couple of years as a child, and then again for three years when I was 30, but I had to stop because of work.

I started again fours years ago, at the age of 47, but I was not progressing much, despite the long hours spent studying.

After trying two teachers, I met Celine one and a half years ago when I was about to give up, thinking that maybe piano was not for me.

And I am so happy I met her!

She is the best piano teacher I have ever had.

She has thought me a method to approach a new piece in order to learn it perfectly. She helps me overcome all of the technical difficulties I encounter – every time I go to her with what seems like an insurmountable problem, she has the solution! And so I leave the lesson energised and ready to tackle the challenge.

Celine also focuses on musicality, sound and interpretation, something completely new to me, but so fundamentally necessary!

I can only wholeheartedly recommend Celine to all piano lovers.



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 and were incredibly encouraging to adult beginners like me.

I contacted Celine via email and the process of beginning my pop piano course was so incredibly smooth and easy.

Celine responded immediately in a polite and professional manner.

She answered all of my questions with great clarity and I was very excited to begin.

All I wanted to learn was to play songs I could entertain my friends and family with. Celine assigned me a teacher, which was Saman, and told me where to find the office which is very close and very convenient for where I live.

As soon as I met Saman, I knew I had made the right choice in learning to play with this company.

She is patient, talented and incredibly inspiring.

I have loved every minute of my lessons and find myself practising every day thanks to her support and encouragement.

Saman is a fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable teacher.

I have progressed so much more quickly than I expected to as a complete novice who had never played an instrument before and it’s all thanks to her teaching.

I am already learning to play some of my favourite songs and have truly fallen in love with piano!

I could not recommend Saman enough as a teacher.

I look forward to my lessons every week and the fees are the best money I have spent since moving to Dubai!



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 I have absolutely noticed in a very short time.

From not playing any piano ever in my life to only a few short weeks with her I have made tremendous progress!

Thank you, Saman you are a wonderful instructor whose talent and passion shines through your love for piano, music and life.