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