Project Description

Intermediate cello courses

As an intermediate cellist, you are already familiar with the basics of cello playing that include the knowledge of each string, the various positions, the correct use of the bow and the reading of the bass clef. You are already playing some lovely melodies, but you feel the need for improving your technique, sound production and interpretation.

At The London Cello Institute, our lovely instructors will be delighted to help you enhance your abilities in a non-judgmental atmosphere, created explicitly for adult amateur cellists.

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Guiding you and supporting you on the road of beginning a proficient cellist is both our pleasure and specialisation. Whatever your musical background, we will be pleased to help you improve your skills by working on the areas that require our focus. Whether you need our support to shape your technique, structure your game or enhance your tone, you can expect to be taken care of and expect remarkable results.

As an intermediate cello student at The London Cello Institute, you will:

  • Learn the different positions, harmonic sounds, extensions
  • Play scales, chords and arpeggios
  • Study the possibilities of using the bow (attacks, spiccato, jumping and so on)
  • Learn how to choose the most suitable fingerings and bow strokes

The intermediate cello courses offered at The London Cello Institute are without a doubt the most remarkable cello courses that any cellist could attend in London. We are certain that the excellent skills of our cello instructors as well as their dedication to your cello education is the perfect recipe to ensure your success!

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Course details

The London Cello Institute invites adults from all walks of life to study the piano and improve their skills in a wonderful environment that has been specially created for them. Whether you are an absolute beginner without any prior musical knowledge, an intermediate player or an advanced amateur pianist, you are welcome to join and improve your skills with highly qualified and experienced instructors.

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Our piano lessons for adults takes place weekly on a set day and time in our gorgeous premises in Park Lane Tower, Business Bay.

The lessons are 45-minutes in duration and can be joined at any time during the year. (Longer lessons can be arranged on request)

As various slots are available during workdays up to 21:00 as well as on Saturdays, please contact our manager Celine at celine@dubaipianoinstitute.ae to choose the most convenient time for you to attend.

As all our piano lessons for adults are highly personalised and tailored to the needs and wishes of each, you are welcome to decide whether you would like to sit the ABRSM grade examinations.

We totally understand that you play the piano for your pleasure and enjoyment so this decision is totally optional.

We do not follow a set syllabus but rather adapt to each of our students as everyone is different and requires special attention.

We require an initial four-month attendance as we believe that it is the minimum amount of time an adult should study at The London Cello Institute to benefit fully from our excellent piano instruction. After this initial period, you are welcome to continue your piano education on an on-going basis, but lessons are still booked per four months in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

You are most welcome to join The London Cello Institute even if you are an absolute beginner without any prior musical experience. Our piano courses are designed for adults who are brand new to music so no previous knowledge is necessary to join. Learning how to read music notation and theory will be part of your piano course so there is nothing to worry about.

Definitely not. We believe that there is no age limit to learn and enjoy playing the piano for your own pleasure.

Of course! You are most welcome to give it a try and book an introductory lesson to find out if playing the piano is really what you want to do. Be reassured that there is no need to possess any talent to join The London Cello Institute. We believe that all adults are able to play the piano thanks to the expert guidance of our excellent piano instructors.

You do not need to own a piano to start your piano course as the purchase of the most suitable instrument for you to begin your education can be discussed with your instructor during your first piano lesson. He or she will be able to make a recommendation and advise on the best piano store to visit.

Absolutely! The London Cello Institute is entirely dedicated to adults who wish to play for their pleasure and enjoyment so you are more than welcome to join.

You definitely need to practice if you intend to make any progress. Attending your piano lessons will offer you the guidance and feedback needed to improve in the right direction but a personal daily practice is necessary to enhance your piano skills.

It all depends on your current pianistic level. As a complete beginner, you can start with 15 minutes each day to get into the habit of practising on a daily basis. It should then increase to 30 minutes quite rapidly as you will need enough time to review and improve the material that has been studied during your piano lessons.

Not at all. All our piano instructors have been selected for their remarkable understanding of adults who play the piano for their own pleasure. They are, therefore, extremely patient, kind and supportive. We can assure you that your instructor will never judge, patronise or criticise you negatively.

Yes, we do offer preparation to the ABRSM grade examinations from grade 1 to grade 8, but sitting the exams is not compulsory.

It is an extremely difficult question to answer as it all depends on your abilities and the exact goal that you have in mind. As per our experience, we can, however, say that you should be able to play some exquisite simple piano pieces after a few lessons only.

The duration of your piano course depends on your personal goal after attending for a minimum of 4 months. Your lessons will then take place on an ongoing basis until you are satisfied with your piano playing or unable to pursue your education.

Of course. If you are a proficient pianist, we would certainly recommend that you inform us prior to the beginning of your course. It should, therefore, be booked with one of our senior piano instructors, who definitely possess the right set of skills and experience to help you improve further.

Absolutely. We know how daunting it can be for a classically trained pianist to step into jazz piano playing and we would be delighted to support you in your endeavour.

We are currently working with four piano instructors who have all been carefully selected by our founder Celine Gaurier-Joubert. They are all exceptional pianists and instructors who have a broad experience in adult piano education and a genuine passion for teaching adult amateur pianists.

As we do not follow a set syllabus but prefer adapting to each in order to provide you with the most suitable piano education possible, the content of our piano lessons depends on your current abilities, wishes and style studied.

At The London Cello Institute, we understand that it can be difficult for some busy professionals to attend their piano lessons on a set day and time each week. We will be happy to accommodate you but please inform us before signing up as any special request is subject to an extra fee and availability.

How to enrol

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It is very straight forward to enrol at The London Cello Institute by either contacting our manager Celine Gaurier-Joubert directly at celine@dubaipianoinstitute.ae, or via our contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within one or two working days.

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