About Celine Gaurier-Joubert

Founder of The London Piano Institute, Celine Gaurier-Joubert is a concert pianist and one of the world’s leading experts on piano education for adults.

Dont’ follow the crowd – Succeed at piano playing

2021-09-16T13:12:38+01:00

I'm always perplexed by most adults' attitudes toward piano playing. Most adults begin and then stop after a few weeks. I don't understand why they embark on such a wonderful journey and then abandon ship at the first hurdle. I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and I've noticed a consistent pattern: 9 out of 10 adults stop taking piano lessons after 6 months. Some of them stop even earlier. It happens not only with my students, but also with people who take classes with my colleagues. Adults appear to have a misunderstanding about piano playing. When they begin their [...]

Dont’ follow the crowd – Succeed at piano playing2021-09-16T13:12:38+01:00

The importance of discipline and consistency in piano playing

2021-09-07T14:03:05+01:00

Consistency is key. You might have heard or read this sentence several times. You surely understand its meaning and you surely agree with it. You might or might not apply it in your daily life but did you know that these essential principles which are discipline and consistency apply to piano playing too? Throughout my career as a piano teacher, I have met several men and women who were extremely disciplined in some aspects of their life. I did not specifically discuss the subject with them but I could see that they were successful and that a good amount of effort [...]

The importance of discipline and consistency in piano playing2021-09-07T14:03:05+01:00

How can I learn piano while having a demanding job?

2021-09-06T18:48:12+01:00

Many adults sadly do not get into piano playing, despite their burning desire to learn how to play their favourite instrument, or never get back to it after a long break. Others give up after a few months because they think that they are too busy at work to justify their piano lessons. Throughout my career I have met a large number of adults who never made their dream come true due to some wrong beliefs. As others succeeded greatly and manage to run both a successful career as TV producer, banker or lawyer and brilliant piano studies, I wanted to [...]

How can I learn piano while having a demanding job?2021-09-06T18:48:12+01:00

Should you or should you not learn how to play the piano as an adult?

2021-04-28T15:12:28+01:00

It is a well-known question that many adults have in mind: “Should I or shouldn’t I learn how to play the piano?” You are 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years old and you wonder if it makes any sense to start learning how to play or get back to it after stopping your education in your early 20s. Many adults contemplate the idea of returning to piano playing or embarking on a piano journey but only a few take the plunge. It is a shame, especially as it is based on unfounded beliefs, doubts and uncertainties. Some have played in [...]

Should you or should you not learn how to play the piano as an adult?2021-04-28T15:12:28+01:00

How long does it take to learn piano?

2021-03-01T11:08:07+00:00

Well... It is probably the most challenging question that I have ever had to answer. Most adults who contemplate learning how to play the piano, or who have already decided to start, have the same question in mind: “How long does it take to learn piano?” It depends Every time an adult asks me this question, I give the same reply: “It depends”. It depends as it depends on various factors: your exact goal, your natural ability, the amount of time you dedicate to personal practice and the instructor you are studying with. As you may have probably understood, it is [...]

How long does it take to learn piano?2021-03-01T11:08:07+00:00

How to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control

2021-03-01T10:43:18+00:00

Discover how to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control A revolutionary method In this article, I am going to reveal one of my best-kept secret regarding the learning and practice of a new piano piece. I have always taught this method to my students, but it is the first time I am sharing it publicly. What you are about to read is revolutionary. I can promise you that if you follow all the steps diligently, your experience of learning of a new piano piece will be changed forever! It is rather unusual, but [...]

How to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control2021-03-01T10:43:18+00:00

Improving your skills as a serious amateur pianist in London

2021-03-01T10:41:07+00:00

Celine Gaurier-Joubert shares her wisdom and expertise to help you improve your piano playing as a serious amateur pianist in London! Improving your skills #1 – What to do when you feel that you are unable to improve further after reaching a certain level of musicality At The London Piano Institute, we have met hundreds of amateur pianists who felt in need of benefiting from the expert advice of a professional pianist as they could not find the way to improve on their own anymore. They felt as they were facing a wall. Many adult amateur pianists are in this situation, [...]

Improving your skills as a serious amateur pianist in London2021-03-01T10:41:07+00:00

How to seriously improve your sight-reading

2021-03-01T10:40:13+00:00

Learn how to improve your sight-reading and why it is absolutely essential for you to develop this all-important piano skill! Why is sight-reading so important? Sight-reading is an essential skill that all pianists should possess and excel at it. If you are not familiar with this term, sight-reading is the art of being able to play a piano piece at first sight without any prior (or little) preparation. It is an important skill to develop for the following reasons: 1. Reading a score easily, at first sight, will definitely help you learn a new piece of the repertoire much quicker and [...]

How to seriously improve your sight-reading2021-03-01T10:40:13+00:00

How to practise the piano as a beginner

2021-03-01T10:39:48+00:00

Daily practice is essential Practising is essential if you wish to become a proficient pianist. Attending piano lessons plays certainly a large role in your piano education but it is not enough for you to make good progress. Lessons are offered for you to benefit from a wonderful guidance and structure, but your progress will principally take place during your personal practice sessions. If you wish to make your dream of becoming a proficient pianist become true, you must discipline yourself and dedicate at least 20 minutes a day to your piano playing, to start with. The amount of time spent [...]

How to practise the piano as a beginner2021-03-01T10:39:48+00:00

My love for the piano

2021-03-01T10:08:39+00:00

I love the piano so much, since I was a very young child. I literally begged my parents at 4 years old to start piano lessons, and during my childhood, I could not fall asleep without listening to Chopin's 1st concerto, on a tape, played by Martha Argerich. I truly enjoy teaching and helping all of you develop your piano skills, but I think that what I enjoy the most, is to share my deep passion and love for this wonderful instrument with you. I would not be able to tell you exactly why. I suppose that you cannot give any [...]

My love for the piano2021-03-01T10:08:39+00:00
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