Celine Gaurier-Joubert

The British Music Academy’s founder Celine Gaurier-Joubert

“When I first visited the UAE in 2013, I immediately realised that a world-class music academy for children was missing in Dubai. Despite the various music schools available, I did not find a serious music school which offers true excellent musical instruction to the youngest.

There are, indeed, a few institutions but none of them seems to offer the same level of education as found in the rest of the world. I have such a passion for music education that it immediately came to my mind that a proper music school for children should open its doors in this fantastic part of the Middle East.

Children who reside in Dubai should benefit from the same privilege as those who live in London, Paris, New-York or Moscow and I, therefore, felt the urge of opening an excellent music academy where children could develop both their technical and musical skills with highly qualified and experienced music instructors.

Learning the correct techniques from a young age is essential for children to able to decide at a later stage whether they wish to remain proficient amateur musicians or embrace a musical career. Until the opening of The British Music Academy in Dubai, children were sadly exposed to an education that would not allow them to make any of these choices in their adulthood.”