Yuko at the piano
As I have loved playing the piano since I was a little girl, it was really important for me to find the ideal place where I could continue my piano practice. So I had the chance to meet Céline Gaurier-Joubert online on her website.
From the beginning, my teacher, Celine, understood my attitude and interest in music. Each time, she gives me clear advice so that I can naturally discover the problems I need to improve in my playing, and also so that I can think about how I should work on my technique, at home too, with my goals in mind.
Our discussions are not only about some practical methods, but go further into various topics related to the piece I am working on, such as the background of the composer or the stories involved behind each melody, which open my eyes and encourage my imagination.
In addition, special master classes are often organised. They also help me to better understand the MUSIC itself. While the weekly private lesson is very effective in that I can simply concentrate on each sound I make, in the flow of the one-on-one conversation with Celine, the masterclasses offer students wonderful opportunities to share a lot of information together, as well as the chance to discover various pieces that one would never have known/played before.
The masterclasses also make me realise the importance of playing in front of other people: An atmosphere with the right sense of tension helps me to think about how I should express and convey my sound to the audience.
I sincerely recommend anyone who loves music to sign up and join for some amazing lessons with Celine.
28 November 2017