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Dr Christoph Knöpfel
Anna Date: July 2015
I reached grade 4 on the piano when I was a teenager and then sadly gave up. Now in my thirties I decided I'd like to take some lessons again to get me back on track. Christoph is incredibly professional and patient whilst being exceptionally encouraging. He has an ability to make you feel confident in what you're doing and I always left every lesson feeling inspired and that I'd achieved something new. I would highly recommend him as a teacher to anyone at any musical level. April 2013
James Date: July 2015
I am currently studying for my undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music. I have had numerous lessons now with Christoph covering a wide variety of aspects in music including aural skills, music harmony, analysis and composition. All lessons were extremely useful and beneficial and I have learnt a great deal from them. Finally, I would highly recommend Christoph as a music tutor for all aspects of music theory. July 2013
Jonathan Date: July 2015
Christoph is a great teacher who has really taken the time to understand what my goals as a musician are and helped me to achieve them. As I had already completed an undergraduate degree in music when I came to Christoph, I needed a piano teacher who would help to refine my playing across a number of pieces which I had already worked on by myself. I really appreciated the effort Christoph put into understanding the pieces I was working on so he could give great advice. Christoph has a great eye, not only for the technical details that will need to be smoothed out, but also for the interpretive details that will enhance the performance of a piece. More than that, Christoph was very perceptive of my playing style and used that to motivate me to leave my natural comfort zone of repertoire and become more well-rounded as a musician. Christoph also has a great collaborative teaching style which makes it a very pleasant experience to work with him; he was very accommodating of my goals and experience. I feel that I have grown as a musician and pianist thanks to Christoph's teaching. February 2014
John Date: July 2015
Christoph has been teaching my daughter piano for just over 6 months and he is a very pleasant, approachable, skilful and communicative teacher. He has a very good way with children and progression is always made in the lessons, without them losing a relaxed and informal atmosphere. He is attentive to my daughter’s wishes on what she would like to learn - so she doesn’t feel she is learning to an agenda - but also manages to include standard pieces, scales and theory in an enjoyable and understandable way. I am very pleased with both how my daughter is progressing and how enjoyable she is finding it. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a piano teacher. August 2014
Tim Date: July 2015
I started piano lessons when I was 7 years old. I loved playing the piano but my lessons, on the whole, always seemed a chore. So when searching for a piano teacher for my son, I wanted someone who would make lessons enjoyable, because then of course not only is learning fun, but also typically you learn so much more, and quicker too. When I came across Christoph’s CV I was excited because it matched the person I was looking for perfectly. And, oh boy! Christoph has more than met our expectations. My son absolutely adores his lessons - he literally can’t wait until the next one, and loves practicing too! Christoph works with him to pursue music that he particularly enjoys, as well as help guide him to music that he feels will help him to progress faster and improve his repertoire & enjoyment. As a result my son loves playing the piano and is making amazing progress. Thank you very much Christoph, I would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone who is looking for piano lessons, at any level. August 2014
Thomas Date: July 2015
I’ve had weekly piano lessons with Christoph for nine months. Over this time Christoph has proved that a New Year resolution whim can come to successful fruition; I have gone from a complete novice to a competent intermediate pianist. Christoph has always delivered a lesson which is well-structured, beneficial and tailored around the type of playing I have wanted to do; Christoph does this whilst still ingraining the core essentials for becoming a good pianist. Christoph is an amicable, erudite and talented man. It is evident he has a lot of experience in both teaching and piano playing. Christoph shows the importance and the application of exercises every student (and professional pianist alike) must practice, replacing the monotonous mind-set many may have had with a more profitable one. Sadly after our nine months of lessons I will be moving away to university, but I will be sure to continue lessons throughout my semester breaks. Highly recommended. September 2014
Jas Date: July 2015
We have been very pleased to have Christoph as our son’s piano teacher. He is encouraging and very accommodating to requests from my son for new music choices. What I particularly like about Christoph’s style is that he creates a fun and open environment for learning. As a parent, I also appreciate how he formally sits down with me on a regular basis to review progress and to have a general conversation of how my son is doing. He has been efficient in organising and preparing for exams without putting undue pressure on my son, which is very helpful indeed! October 2014
Patricia Date: January 2016
As an adult piano student, I was keen to get the right piano teacher to begin my jazz-piano-learning journey. Was so happy to have come across Christoph. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, highly experienced but also very patient. Christoph easily adapted his teaching methods to suit my ways of learning and to keep me interested and enthusiastic. Unfortunately, I have had to move abroad for a while but I would definitely ask Christoph to be my piano teacher again when I return. January 2016

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