Celine Gaurier-Joubert

About Celine Gaurier-Joubert

Celine Gaurier-Joubert is the founder and director of The Children's Music Academy, The London Piano Institute and The London Piano Institute. Thanks to her outstanding knowledge and experience, she is a reference in terms of music education for both adults and children.

Creating the perfect kid’s music playlist: a guide for parents


Creating the perfect kid's music playlist for your children can be a delightful and rewarding task, allowing you to bond with them while introducing them to the wonderful world of music. Here are some tips to help you curate a playlist that is not only fun but also enriching and appropriate for your child. Tip #1: Consider age-appropriateness One essential tip when selecting songs for children is to keep their age and developmental stage in mind. For toddlers, songs with straightforward melodies and rhythms are ideal as they are easier to follow and engage with. As children grow older, they may [...]

Creating the perfect kid’s music playlist: a guide for parents2024-05-15T07:52:06+00:00

Musical talent: nature or nurture?


The question of whether musical talent is a result of nature (genetic inheritance) or nurture (environmental influences) has intrigued psychologists, educators, and musicians for decades. Both elements play significant roles, and understanding their interaction can help in developing musical abilities, whether a child shows natural aptitude or not. So, the big question remains: is musical talent nature or nurture? The role of genetics in musical talent Research suggests that genetics can predispose individuals to certain traits advantageous for music. For example, one's genetic makeup could influence one's ability to hear pitch well, perceive rhythms accurately, or even the manual dexterity needed [...]

Musical talent: nature or nurture?2024-04-22T19:44:15+00:00

Fun music games for kids


Introducing music games into children's playtime not only sparks joy but also nurtures important skills such as listening, creativity, and teamwork.Here are some educational and fun music games for kids!Musical chairsGet ready for an exhilarating round of Musical Chairs! This classic game is not just about finding a seat when the music stops—it's a fantastic way to blend music and movement for endless fun.As the tunes play, children eagerly dance around the chairs, grooving to the rhythm while honing their listening skills and boosting their ability to think fast on their feet.With every beat, they're not just having a blast but [...]

Fun music games for kids2024-04-08T19:27:21+00:00

Parents’ role: inspire your child’s music talent


Like many parents, you likely aspire for your child to exhibit talent and passion, yet motivating them to practise their instrument can often be met with reluctance. In a world inundated with screens and distractions, instilling a love for music in your child can prove to be a fulfilling and invaluable pursuit. Music possesses the unique ability to spark creativity, bolster cognitive development, and serve as a medium for self-expression. Recognising your fundamental role as a parent in nurturing and fostering your child's musical abilities, we'll delve into practical strategies to ignite their passion for music and cultivate their growth as [...]

Parents’ role: inspire your child’s music talent2024-03-27T12:11:41+00:00

How to choose a piano or music teacher for your toddler


How to choose a piano or music teacher for your toddler For any parent the choosing of a tutor for their children is rather serious and important for the development of the child and the love of what they are being taught. Here we are talking about music, and specifically the piano. The child needs to be happy and the parent as well. Here are some aspects to take into consideration in your choice as a parent in considering piano tuition (or music tuition) for a toddler: Natural love and ability with little children The first important thing in selecting a [...]

How to choose a piano or music teacher for your toddler2020-04-07T12:42:53+00:00

Should my child study classical guitar before moving into electric guitar?


Should my child study classical guitar before moving into electrical guitar? This is one of those multi-faceted questions which doesn’t necessarily have a right and a wrong approach.There is also the theoretical approach which might or might not keep track of realities of life. The first line of inquiry would, in my opinion, be to ask the question of why is he interested in guitar. In other words, what is he aiming for with guitar involvement? If he, for instance, wants to be involved with a band that does worship songs for church or cover songs at clubs, he needs to [...]

Should my child study classical guitar before moving into electric guitar?2020-04-07T12:45:26+00:00

My child is suffering from depression. Can music heal him?


My child is suffering from depression. Can music heal him? One immediately thinks of the story of Saul and David and how Saul was relieved of bouts of depression by David playing a harp. But then when you do a bit of scientific research, you are overwhelmed by the amount of documented research that had been done on this subject, on what I would call the listening patient model: A person suffering from depression is treated by a consultant who plays specific music for him or her on an appointed time. The results of improvement of the patient are amazing, and [...]

My child is suffering from depression. Can music heal him?2020-04-01T17:54:43+00:00

10 Reasons why your child needs piano lessons


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5115" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] For centuries, it has been a sign of high education Since the invention of the piano, all parents who wanted their children to benefit from a high education have offered them the privilege to learn how to play this beautiful instrument. When talking to grown-ups in the upper-middle class or upper-class circles, it is usual to hear people saying that they took piano lessons in their youth. If you intend to educate your children well, you should definitely offer them this incredible opportunity as they will be extremely thankful at a later stage in their life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5122" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [...]

10 Reasons why your child needs piano lessons2019-08-07T23:06:23+00:00

Encouraging your children to develop a love for the piano


I would greatly encourage all parents who are thinking of getting their children to start playing the piano to follow up on their idea and enrol their children into a music academy. Knowing how to play the piano is a fantastic skill to possess and growing up surrounding by music is wonderful gift that you should surely offer your children. In parallel to attending piano lessons, playing classical music on the radio at home would also inspire your children by showing them that this music style is extraordinarily beautiful and worth being understood. Getting your children to love the piano and [...]

Encouraging your children to develop a love for the piano2019-08-07T22:41:46+00:00
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