My time during the second course this summer was transformational. I learned to listen to others with more sensitivity to and appreciation for the art of communicating something human. I got a huge amount of joy from working with and socializing with the other participants.
Mirella Gruesser-Smith, piano student, UK 2023

Thank you so much for a terrific week. I have enjoyed every one I have attended, but this time it seemed to be even more fun and inspiring. You look after us so brilliantly, I always return home slightly high on the experience.
Robin Archer, retired theatre designer and mural painter, UK 2023

When my friends from Sydney see me at Château d'Aix, they comment that I "look very happy", in a way they've not seen before. It's always a highlight of the year, and I absolutely love having lessons with you. You have a knack for transforming my playing instantly, in a way that really brings it to life and lasts.
Katrina Choi, pianist, Australia 2023

“I was not surprised that the movement classes were so valuable to me as a pianist, but I could never have imagined that observing the mask workshop would be so relevant! Totally inspiring!”
James Woodhouse, pianist, Canada 2023

In America I heard Paul Roberts play and I took some lessons with him. Then I found out about his great summer courses in France. This is my third time attending and it’s an extraordinary experience. This is the time in the whole year when I can put my whole energy and focus into my piano journey in life. I’m really happy to be here, meeting new people from all over the world and old friends sharing this wonderful experience together, every single day beautiful music and beautiful food, and the rosé wine! I cannot thank you enough!
Kazue Suzuki, pianist and teacher, Portland, Oregon 2019

I am constantly re-living the course by recounting my experience to friends. It has given my playing a tremendous boost and me the urge to practice more, and more effectively
Helen Gottschalk, retired medical science manager, Germany 2018

What an extraordinary week we spent with you! It wasn't just the music. It was such a beautiful place, the food was perfect, and we met so many interesting people. But it was even more than that: there was such a wonderful atmosphere of warmth and friendship. It was a truly unique experience. Well actually I hope it doesn't turn out to have been a unique experience as both I and Andrew would love to come back next summer. 
Annette Andrews, retired pianist, Dublin, 2022

Deep thanks for a truly wonderful course at Chateau d’Aix. I felt so privileged to have the inspiring and confidence-giving tuition from Paul and Maria and Diane. I loved everything about the course, the Maison du parc, the swimming, the food. What an undertaking to create heaven for us all!
Suzanne Alston, retired solicitor, UK 2023

I feel grateful for the chance to experience such high-level tuition from different teachers. Totally inspiring
Carline Kunst, teacher, Netherlands 2018

It’s been so focussed, with all these pianists in one isolated place. Often you go to courses and it’s very competitive and you only meet the same people going to the same schools and going for the same scholarships and the same competitions. Whereas you come here and everyone just loves to play the piano and you focus on the music
Joakim Martinsen, post-graduate student, Stockholm Conservatory of Music, 2017