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 while working on my one-year study in London. It was, then, so lucky that I have come across the London Piano Institute through their 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 during the lesson 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 master classes 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 master classes also enable me to realise the importance of performing in front of other people: An atmosphere with appropriate feeling of tension helps me to consider how I should sufficiently express and convey my sound to the audience.
Lessons are taught at the cozy and sophisticated studio in Mayfair. For me, having a lesson
once a week here is, so to speak, a precious time to refresh my mind and to get some positive
I would sincerely recommend whoever loves music come and join us to enjoy amazing
lessons at the London Piano Institute.
28 November 2017
Learning with Celine at the LPI has been a stimulating & eye-opening experience. Music has many dimensions – not only the obvious ones, such as mastering the technical skills & ‘craftsmanship’ of rhythm & tempo, understanding the notes, chords & scales, but also the deeper, intricate ones like the meaning of sound, the labyrinth of messages sent to us by the composers.
Communicated through their pieces, are composers’ personality traits, their good & bad days, the ‘love & hate’ for the reality they lived & created in.
LPI has helped me learn the phenomenon of being able to absorb music with all my senses. I understand now that a single piano note has not only a sound – but could also possess a colour, smell, feel, time & space, even a reference to other objects or events. LPI took this fascinating world of piano music to a whole new level of perception.
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.
Celia – Senior Lawyer City of London
“Celine is a fantastic piano teacher. Her extensive musical knowledge and experience turns 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 long masterpieces. (Ravel and Liszt Concertos, Rhapsody in blue) 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 piano is all about learning and memorising notes.
The lack of appreciating music significantly reduced my interests on piano.
But everything changes when I met Celine, the best piano teacher I have ever met.
She is such a talent pianist who has given me so much useful tips on practicing.
The changes were 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.
Yifei – Accountant Mayfair London