October 2017

Hi Chris
Just to say how thrilled the boys are with their lessons! They come home every time full of beans and enthusiasm which is wonderful to see!

Donna 

 

Hi Chris, just want to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were superb and created a great Ambience in the room. Hope you enjoyed it also, David

 

September 2017

Chris has been my teacher for six months now. He is very funny and very patient. I love my lessons with him and can't wait to learn some Christmas music soon.

Charlotte

 

August 2017

Good afternoon Chris, 

Thank you for all your amazing work yesterday. You played a great mixture of music. We both appreciated it, I particularly found it to be very calming!

Many thanks, Jim and Kim

 

July 2016

 

Hi Chris,

Hope you had a lovely weekend.
I just wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for everything for our wedding on Saturday on behalf of myself and Homayon.
I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to come and say hello on Saturday as we were rushing around doing photos straight after the ceremony.
Thank you so much for adding that special touch to our wedding, our guests keep talking about how great you were and how your playing added such a special touch to our day.
Thank you so much, you really made our day.
Many thanks,
Nathalie and Homayon
Nathalie Desmier


May 2016

 

We had the pleasure of Chris playing at our wedding at Horsley Towers and could not recommend him enough. He was super responsive on email and extremely helpful with specific songs we wanted played. Could not have asked for a more talented and professional pianist.

  

November 2015

 

Chris has been our family piano teacher now for over 2 years & we have loved having him come into our home every week. He brings an easy, no-stress approach to his teaching which puts everyone at ease even when we make masses of mistakes. He never fails to stop smiling & give encouragement. He can push the pace when he knows we are capable and is very flexible in responding to our energies on the day. He sets us just the right amount of homework practice every week and because we like him so much, we always want to do well. He prepares us well for our grades & when we've taken exams, he has been at the exam centre to help us prepare & dispel any last minute nerves. A great teacher to whom we are very grateful for the skills he has taught us with such care.

Sam

 

August 2015


I really enjoy the lessons they are really fun!

Chris explains everything really well. When you are stuck he would happily answer your questions. He can also teach you how to play your favourite songs. Chris is very kind and he is very funny. He makes learning the piano very enjoyable.

Joel


I enjoy the lessons and really enjoy doing pop music of my choice, as I prefer that than doing grades.

Abbie


I have learnt all the notes and what staccato means. I also learnt how to play a lot of songs.

Ella


Mr Hill is very patient. He always helps you practice so you can go and learn a new song.

Robert


I feel at ease in the lessons and you are supportive and helpful to go over the bits I am not sure of.

Edward


I think the piano lessons are really good. I have learnt a lot and the lessons are always fun.

Madhuri


I really enjoy my lessons and since I have been learning with Chris, I can really see how I have developed certain skills. I also like playing more pop songs and editing them so they adapt well on the piano.

Sophie


We are pleased with Jennifers progress in playing the piano. Especially the work you have put in to help her obtain good marks in her Grade 1 exam. This has given her a good grounding in the piano and she is keen to progress.

Eric


We are pleased with Holly's progress. She is really enjoying the lessons.

Emma


I am really enjoying my lessons with Chris. I feel I have progressed massively since starting the piano and I am looking forward to my future lessons.

Chris 

 

July 2015

'Hi, everyone said you guys were awesome and we all had 

so much fun. You are superb and the band amazing. It was 

perfect! Nutfield Priory is expensive! Look I have not seen 

the final bill yet, though it was my pleasure re the refreshments, 

nothing for you to worry about!! It is what it is. I don't think any 

amount of money can match the high I am on or the many 

messages I have received saying you guys were brilliant. I 

would though if possible like a couple more CDs which I can 

pass to my friends! Thanks again xx'

Bina


June 2015


Hi Chris. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you 

and the band for Saturday night. Apologies for the delay in 

sending this, i was whisked away to the New Forest for my 

actual birthday on Monday, so am only just starting to get back

into the real world!


The band really helped make the evening very special, and i have 

never seen so much dancing from all of my friends - there were a 

lot of sore feet the next day! Please could you pass on my thanks 

to the whole of the band, and it was lovely to have the percussion 

there as well. 

I must apologise as we did mean to tip the band on Saturday 

night, but were totally caught up in the party and completely forgot. 

Please could you let me know the best way of doing this as this 

is something we would very much still like to do. 

Thanks again

Emma


June 2015


Lesson's with Chris are well balanced. I often sit in and watch 

Annabel have her lesson which I am always welcome to do.

There is always a plan, some theory, some scales and also and I 

think very importantly, some fun. Looking forward to hearing

some Ed Sheeran soon.

Natalie


June 2015


I really enjoy my lesson with Chris. I am really looking forward to

playing my Christmas carols book this December to my family.

Roy


May 2015


Thanks for my piano lesson so far Chris. They are brilliant. 

Jamie


May 2015


Thank you so much for helping me get a distinction in my piano

exam. I am so happy with it. Can't wait to learn Frozen now!!!

You promised!!!

Lucy


May 2015


Thanks for your wonderful performance. The Bach piece in

particular was very moving. Beautifully played. I am sure we

will see you again some day.

Janet


May 2015


Hi Chris,


Thanks for the note. 

We were very happy with your piano playing we only regret that 

we did not get a chance to Thank you in person.

Kind regards,

Mumtaz


April 2015


Hi Chris,

Thought I would leave some feedback about the band.

They were absolutely fantastic. We had a great time. Say thanks 

to the guys and girls please.

Jason


March 2015


Dear Chris,

Just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful piano music last 

weekend. I can still hear Canon in my head from the walk down the 

aisle. 

Cocktail hour was nice and jolly too.

Take care and good luck with your second child.

Jane


February 2015

 


Hi Chris.....


The band and all the band members were 1st class, very 

courteous, set up with no fuss and seemed to enjoy playing....

having spoken and received messages from family & friends who 

say the band really did make the evening......we will be booking 

them for sure again.

Many thanks again.

Jason


January 2015


Thanks to Chris and his disco band for a great New Years Eve. 

Kept the party going into the early hours and filled the dance floor. 

Hope you will be available for us again for the next one!

Many thanks,

Kevin


December 2014


David and I would like to say a massive thank you for the music 

you played for his birthday. 

We really enjoyed it and thank you so much for being flexible with 

the timings on the day.

Have a great Christmas.

Natalie and David


November 2014


Hi Chris, 

Thank you so much for playing at our anniversary last weekend. 

Thanks for putting the list together as we requested. 

We will happily recommend you to our friends.

Sally


October 2014


Hi Chris


Andrew and I would like to thank you for the incredible piano 

music you played for our wedding.

Without it the ceremony wouldn't have been as magical as it was.

Thank you so much for everything.

Best Wishes

Carly and Andy


September 2014


Chris contacted me ahead in order that we could map out the nature of the session; he was calm and flexible in enabling us to manage the presentation session.

We identified a specific song that he prepared ahead and when I mentioned another on the day he was able to find and sight-read with ease and competence. He was really easy to work with and the quality of the music throughout the session was excellent and his choices to reflect the mood, spot-on. It provided just perfect backdrop for an event that was reflective of someone who could just sit down at a piano and make magic - thank you SO much, Chris.

An excellent day, which was easily arranged and a pleasure to participate in - thank you!

Kind regards

Vicki


August 2014

 

Chris has been my teacher for a couple of years now and I have recently passed my Grade 1 ABRSM exam with a merit. Thanks so much to Chris for all his help. Lessons are so much fun. Amelia

Chris has been teaching me the piano for six months. My aim is to play some Christmas songs for my family. Lessons are brilliant, friendly and very informative. Rex

 

August 2014

 

"We chose Chris to play during the ceremony and drinks reception at our wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased with our decision. Not only was Chris's playing and singing excellent throughout but he was very easy to deal with beforehand and on the day. Chris was very accommodating with our requests for the music during the ceremony (even learning a piece just for us) and his choice of music during the reception was excellent"

 

August 2014

 

New review for my Disco Band, Beyond the Groove

AWESOME !!!!

So many of the guests were simply dumbstruck, with open jaws and eyes wide. "It feels like being at a concert!" so many said.

Many many thanks to you and the crew for a great nights music.

Thank all the gang and Thank you ever so much!!!

Best wishes

SAM

 

May 2014

 

We booked 'Beyond the Groove' for our party at Lingfield. They filled the dance floor from the very first song and kept it going all night. They even played extra for us as we were all still in the party mood after midnight. A great night and I am hoping to book them again next year.

Diane

 

February 2014

 

Chris came to our farmhouse and did a fantastic job playing at my Mothers 70th birthday party. He even bought a mini grand piano look a like along which was brilliant. Thanks so much.

Julia

 

January 2014

 

We booked Chris to play through dinner at our belated Christmas party. His music was a nice mixture of classical, jazz and a few modern pieces. We really liked his request sheet that was passed from table to table. This helped make the evening nice and interactive. A very good pianist and a nice chap. He even gave me a CD as a present.

Debbie

 

December 2013

 

Wow! What a band. We all had a great night and loved your music, really kept the party going. Wow!

Elaine

 

November 2013

 

Just wanted to say thanks for helping to make my wedding the perfect day. Your playing throughout the ceremony was beautiful and your playing after the ceremony was nice and jolly whilst everyone had their canapes.

Will happily recommend you to my friends.

Have a great Christmas.

Jenny

 

September 2013

 

As my teaching academy expands ever more, here are some reviews from some of my current students.

I'm really enjoying my lessons. Chris is a great teacher. Anna

I have found Chris to be very knowledgeable and informative. He has helped me no end in developing my playing skills and theory. Caroline

Chris is an excellent teacher who explains things very clearly. As an adult I find this very helpful. Paul

Lessons are fun. I have improved a lot over the last six months and I am looking forward to learning more and more. Helen

Chris teaches me and my two children. Chris has been teaching us for over one year and is very reliable and professional. Lessons are structured and we are looking to continuing to work towards our piano grades. Jill

 

July 2013

 

Dear Rebecca,

Just wanted to provide feedback for Chris Hill, whom we booked through Alive Network for our wedding on June 15th.

We were very impressed with Chris. We had our own selection of songs, for during the ceremony which he played beautifully. On top of this we asked him to play before and after the ceremony, and his choice of music for this was great, and really made the day.

He even moved between two pianos at the venue as people moved about!

We would definitely highly recommend Chris, and will defiantly use him again for any big events we have.

Kind regards,

Patrick

 

July 2013

 

As Director of Music for Last Minute Musicians.com I use Chris on a regular basis and always get lovely thank you's from any clients he plays for. He is a very personable musician who will go the extra mile to make the performance special. He always answers enquiries promptly and as an agent that is very important to me getting back to clients.

lastminutemusicians.com

 

July 2013

 

I have been working with Chris both in a Jazz trio and as solo singer and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a jazz pianist. He loves what he does and this makes it easy to work with him. He is very approachable and willing to learn new songs, adding his own touch to each one. I love working with Chris.

Melismamusic

 

July 2013

 

Chris has been teaching my son and he has come on immensely since starting with Chris as a beginner. He is a caring and considerate teacher whose encouragement has given my son confidence in his playing. I would recommend him to anyone (and have done already).

Thanks Chris.

Sarah Jane

 

June 2013

 

We had a fantastic wedding day, and your playing definitely added to that. It was fantastic that you were so flexible and played a really fantastic selection of tunes. We particularly appreciated the fact that you learnt some new songs for us, and then played them brilliantly!

All the best,

Andrea.

 

June 2013

 

Hi Chris,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you & the band for Saturday night.

Every one loved the music . I know it can be difficult to get everyone up & dancing and your lady singers did a fantastic job of spurring everyone on.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards

Janet

 

June 2013

 

Chris teaches piano and keyboard regularly at Reigate Academy of Music and has done so for over two years. During this time he has developed a number of students who come for lessons weekly and has shown that he is reliable and professional. He is able to teach all ages and abilities from his vast knowledge and experience as well as his friendly and approachable attitude.

Aaron Murray

Principal Teacher/Manager

Reigate Academy of Music

 

March 2013

 

Chris is an excellent pianist and brought the fairy dust to our afternoon reception. His repertoire was ideal, everyone thought he was marvellous.

Many many thanks Chris.

We are Mr and Mrs Mieczkowski for the record.

 

January 2013

 

Chris has been fantastic at getting me started on the piano and understanding the theory as well as the practical side. He encourages you to be the best you can whilst enabling you to have fun. I would definitely recommend Chris for teaching adults and children alike.

Jane Parsons

 

December 2012

 

Chris

Thank you so much for your wonderful music last Saturday, many of our guests remarked how lovely you play and the choice of music was very appropriate, I appreciate it was a bit lonely once we all left the lounge after the ceremony but once people realised you were in there playing many came to enjoy listening to you whilst drinking their champagne.

Thanks again and we will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family.

Kind Regards

Paul.

 

November 2012

 

Chris,

You were great and really set the atmosphere perfectly. I am sorry not to have been able to spend more time with you.

All best,

Kate Harding

 

October 2012

 

Dear Sarah-Jane

I would just like to say a massive thank you for organising Chris to play at our party last Saturday evening - he was wonderful!

I have never heard a pianist play such beautiful music, he really was fantastic. A lot of our guests also commented on how good Chris was always a good sign! The music he played for us was just perfect and he was extremely charming and mannerly. At the end of the evening, he presented me with a CD of his music from the night, so now we have a wonderful memory of all the songs that were played at my parent's special evening - my father even wants a copy!

So thanks again for organising everything Sarah-Jane, everything went swimmingly. I would not hesitate to recommend both you and Chris to anyone wanting to hire a very talented pianist and a very efficient event organiser.

Many thanks and kind regards

Fionnuala Keane