July 8, 2012

About the Author: Stefan Joubert

Stefan Joubert
Master guitar teacher and player Stefan Joubert is the founder of The London Guitar Institute. He cordially invites all guitar lovers from absolute beginner to advanced to come and learn how to play the guitar with his excellent teachers! He also offers lessons online via Zoom and Skype as he is based in the UAE in Dubai.

1. Could you introduce yourself and tell us why you have decided to take guitar lessons with The London Guitar Institute?

I’m a foreign student, currently doing a degree in London. I’ve always had a strong interest in music and just passed ABRSM theory exams, so that I thought I should study an instrument in order to apply the knowledge in practice.

Guitar is definitely my first choice. I did ample of research on the internet. London Guitar Institute is located in a perfect place and the website is designed very attractive.

So I sent an email to the office, got responded very quickly.

2. Why would you recommend learning the guitar with Stefan Joubert?

I tried to have classes with some teachers before. I would definitely recommend Stefan Joubert.

Firstly, he is the one of the most organised teachers I’ve experienced. Secondly, He explains everything into details when I have questions. In addition, the course material he designed is very structured. I feel that it is always easier to learn when there’s a pattern to follow.

3. What would you say to absolute beginners who would like to learn how to play, but feel uncomfortable due to the fact that they’ve never played before?

I’m an absolute beginner myself. It is part of human nature that people are uncomfortable of doing something they are unfamiliar with. As long as you try to stretch your comfort zone and take action, a door will open for you. You will experience a completely different world and meet more interesting people.

4. What is your favourite aspect of learning the guitar with Stefan Joubert?

My favourite aspect of learning with Stefan is that he is very patient and very organised.

He is a very experienced musician. Some experienced musicians can play their instrument perfectly, but are unable to explain it to beginners. But Stefan is different, he not only can master his instrument, but also can teach in a very understandable way.

5. Do you enjoy the periodic social events and student concerts at the London Guitar Institute?

I haven’t been to any of the social events yet, but I will definitely attend the next available
one. (Editoral note: Leona joined our guitar course 2 weeks after our March 2012 social event.
We provide a social event/ student concert each quarter)

6. Would you recommend learning an instrument for other professionals in the City and around London and does it reduce work-related stress?

Yes, I would highly recommend learning an instrument for others.

It indeed helps me to boost up energy level when I’m back to study and reduces stress.

London Guitar Institute Review with Leona Pei (In Chinese)

1. 你能介绍⼀下你自己,告诉我们为什么你决定选择伦敦吉他学院学习吉他?

我 是 ⼀ 个 外 国 学 生 , 目 前 在 伦 敦 上 学 。 我 ⼀ 直 对 音 乐 有 很 强 烈 的 兴 趣 , 而 且 刚 刚 考 过
ABRSM的乐理考试。所以,我想我应该学习⼀个乐器来运用这些乐理知识。吉他对我来说
绝对是第⼀选择。我在网上做了很多的调查,伦敦吉他学院的地理位置非常优越,交通便
利,而且网站设计很专业而且有吸引力。最重要的是,我发的电子邮件很快得到了回复。

2. 为什么你会推荐和Stefan Joubert学习吉他?

我以前也试着和其他的老师上过课。我肯定会推荐Stefan Joubert。首先, 他是我遇到的这些
老师里,教课最有条理的。其次,我有问题的时候,他能解释的非常的详细。此外,这个课
程的教材设计得非常有结构。我觉得⼀个结构清晰,难度循序渐进的教材对于学习是非常重
要的。

3. 你会对⼀些因为不好意思而从来没有弹过吉他的人说写什么呢?

我是⼀个绝对的初学者。我觉得很自然每个人都会对自己不熟悉,不擅长的事情退缩。但只
要你努力离开自己的“舒适区”,尝试⼀些从没尝试的新事物,就会发现,⼀扇门就此打开,
带你到⼀个新的世界,认识很多有趣的人以及体验⼀种完全不同的世界。

4. 你和Stefan Joubert学习吉他的时候,最喜欢的是那些方面?

Stefan非常有耐心。他是⼀个非常有经验的音乐人。⼀些有经验的音乐人只是非常擅长演
奏,但无法向初学者解释清楚。但Stefan不同,他不仅能够掌握自己的乐器,还能以⼀个非
常好理解的方式来教学。

5. 你喜欢参加伦敦吉他学院的活动和学生的音乐会吗?

我还没有参加过因为刚刚加入不久,我希望我会参加下⼀次的活动。

6. 你会对在节奏紧张的伦敦工作的人们推荐学习乐器来减压吗?

是的,我强烈建议学习⼀种乐器。它的确帮助我舒缓了学习工作带来的压力,而且让我的精
神状态更佳的好。

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