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About Stefan Joubert

Stefan Joubert is the co-owner of S & C. He is passionate about helping adults learn how to play the guitar in Dubai. He truly believes that no one is too old or not talented enough. He also manages The London Guitar Institute located in the City of London in the United Kingdom. You can contact Stefan at enrol@londonguitarinstitute.co.uk or enrol@sandc.ae

How to Hold Your Plectrum

2022-11-09T17:35:48+04:00

A small but important detail that is often overlooked in guitar playing is how to hold your plectrum. Now although there are many different approaches and techniques to this, some are more correct than others, and will depend on what you are playing! Find The Right Pick For You Before you even worry about how to hold the thing, the first thing you should consider is what pick is the right one for you. Depending on what style of music you play, different thicknesses, sizes, and materials will have a big affect on how comfortable the pick will feel to use. [...]

How to Hold Your Plectrum2022-11-09T17:35:48+04:00

Why Learning Guitar Is Good For Your Mental Health

2022-11-09T17:34:22+04:00

Improves Your Mental Wellbeing! Many studies have been conducted in various universities around the world on the effects that music can have on the human brain. Music has been proven to stimulate different parts of both sides of the brain, and how these effects can help to reduce stress, lower chances of depression and reduce seizures, as well as improving cognitive and motor skills. Listening to music even stimulates the brain for patients of severe Alzheimer’s who are otherwise unresponsive in the later stages, causing their eyes to light up and for them to make physical movements. Even if you aren’t [...]

Why Learning Guitar Is Good For Your Mental Health2022-11-09T17:34:22+04:00

Learning to Read Music On The Guitar

2022-09-07T00:09:50+04:00

One weakness that many guitar players have in common is reading music, most often in contemporary styled players who never see the need to learn how this works. But what if you have reached the point in your playing where you think this may help take you to the next level, or you want to learn the basics to improve your overall musicality? These tips will help you get started. Learn Some Basic Classical Guitar One of the many things that I appreciated later on in my guitar journey from starting out on classical guitar, was the fact that I had [...]

Learning to Read Music On The Guitar2022-09-07T00:09:50+04:00

How To Teach Yourself Guitar

2022-08-18T15:25:09+04:00

Start With The Basics I have seen many new students of mine who have been learning guitar for some time independently skipping many fundamentals, which ultimately holds them back as they try to progress further in their guitar journey. Many people skip the basics such as the body parts, open string names, basic fretting technique and picking/strumming/plucking techniques. Once these fundamental techniques have been practised it will make learning new songs a million times easier since you won’t be held up thinking about which string is the B string or why the note sounds weird since you aren’t fretting it correctly. [...]

How To Teach Yourself Guitar2022-08-18T15:25:09+04:00

5 Creative Culture Things To Do In Dubai

2022-08-18T15:23:15+04:00

With so many destinations to explore whilst visiting Dubai, picking just a few can be a hard task. But if you’re a musician or someone who enjoys creative culture, here are 5 must-see attractions in the city of Dubai. Dubai Opera / Coca-Cola Arena Dubai is filled with creative culture with all things to do with music and the arts. Downtown Dubai hosts the Dubai Opera, an architectural masterpiece of a venue that holds performances in a variety of performing arts such as musical theatre shows, popular music tribute acts, big band performances, as well as screenings of recently released films. [...]

5 Creative Culture Things To Do In Dubai2022-08-18T15:23:15+04:00

How Many Hours Should You Practice Guitar A Day?

2022-08-12T14:37:41+04:00

How Long Is a Piece of String? The blessing and curse of this question is that there is no straight forward answer to how many hours a day you should be practising the guitar. This will depend from person to person, and will also depend on other factors such as how much spare time a person realistically has per day to dedicate to their practice. This will also vary depending on the age of the student. If a child student realistically has 15-30 minutes free after school before they eat dinner to then start winding up for the day, they may [...]

How Many Hours Should You Practice Guitar A Day?2022-08-12T14:37:41+04:00

Should I Take Guitar Lessons in a 1 – 1 or Group Setting?

2022-05-06T01:06:20+04:00

Many students that are new to studying their instrument with a tutor often ask themselves the question of if they should learn in a small group or 1-1 environment. This can be a challenging decision for those who have never had music lessons before, but there are many important things to consider before deciding on what the more suitable option is. Advantages of 1-1 1-1 lessons are probably the most popular way to learn an instrument and for good reason. In this environment your tutor can focus all of their attention on you and your playing, meaning there won’t be any [...]

Should I Take Guitar Lessons in a 1 – 1 or Group Setting?2022-05-06T01:06:20+04:00

Why guitar lessons with a tutor will improve your playing faster than free online tutorials!

2022-03-18T14:15:46+04:00

Learning guitar online via YouTube or other sources is an incredibly popular way to start your guitar journey these days, some YouTube channels clocking in millions of views on each of their videos. Although this method of learning can be a great way to get started on the guitar, many players will hit a roadblock with this method for a few reasons, which may steer them into partaking in lessons with a personal guitar tutor. Real Time Feedback! The major drawback to learning the guitar online is that due to the video being pre-recorded, the teacher on the screen won’t be [...]

Why guitar lessons with a tutor will improve your playing faster than free online tutorials!2022-03-18T14:15:46+04:00

The Basics of Rock Guitar: Where to Start Your Journey!

2022-02-01T23:43:06+04:00

Who Are Your Guitar Heroes? Now there must be a reason why you want to start learning rock guitar, and it’s probably because you’ve been listening to a particular guitarist or rock band, and you want to be just like them! Or at least, sound something like them. Identifying who your influences are in this genre will be helpful in establishing your goals on the guitar and give you a sound in your head to work towards. For example, if you love Slash from Guns ’N’ Roses, working towards playing the intro to “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” or the strummy intro [...]

The Basics of Rock Guitar: Where to Start Your Journey!2022-02-01T23:43:06+04:00

6 Steps To Learning To Play The Guitar As A Beginner

2022-01-01T21:19:57+04:00

Think About What Has Drawn You to The Guitar Now there must be a reason you’ve decided to pick up a guitar in the first place, especially if it’s as an adult so you can’t blame your parents for forcing you into lessons! Perhaps there’s a famous guitarist that you have always admired or a band that you love the sound of? Maybe you saw a concert and were drawn to the guitarist and decided you wanted to give it a go? Whatever it was, the reason why you first decided to pick up this instrument is something that you shouldn’t [...]

6 Steps To Learning To Play The Guitar As A Beginner2022-01-01T21:19:57+04:00

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