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Tales of a Traveling Composer

Cambridge, England

Cambridge, England

“Aretta and I spent the morning wandering the magnificent and awe-inspiring streets of Cambridge. The college campuses and cathedrals are absolutely stunning. We also walked by the ADC Theatre, home of the famous Footlights Revue where some of my favorite English comedians first developed their craft.

The workshop at Miller’s Music Centre was a delight. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the teachers and was very impressed by the wonderful staff. After saying our farewells we hopped on a train south to Brighton. Tomorrow will be quite busy with sessions in both Brighton and London followed by a reunion with my old Berklee roommate. It’s been an incredible week.”

eric baumgartner miller's music centre

written by Eric Baumgartner, Willis Music Composer

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Tales of a Traveling Composer

Manchester, England

“This morning our host from Music Sales, the delightful Jonny Brading, drove us from Newcastle to Manchester. We had been very lucky weather-wise as this was our first rainy, grey day.

eric baumgartner and jonny brading from music sales in england

In Manchester we had a fun, interactive session at Forsyth’s Music. After sharing some tea and biscuits with the wonderful staff and teachers we continued our travels with Jonny down to Cambridge. Tomorrow we’ll have plenty of time to see the sights of this historic town before the workshop. We are simply having a marvelous time!”

forsyth music in manchester

written by Eric Baumgartner, Willis Music Composer

Click HERE to see Compositions and Arrangements by Eric Baumgartner

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Tales of a Traveling Composer

Newcastle (upon Tyne), England

newcastle upon tyne

“On Monday morning we traveled by train from London to Newcastle. We were happy to have a few hours to explore the city prior to the workshop. Newcastle is a fascinating blend of the old and the new. I wish we would have had more time to explore. It’s worth a return trip.

Our fabulous hosts at J. G. Windows set up a terrific workshop Monday evening and I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with the local teachers. Afterward it was off to dinner with our hosts. The locals emerging from the pubs after their St. Patrick’s celebrations made for an endlessly entertaining walk home.

Off to Manchester…”

 

j.g. windows eric baumgartner workshop in newcastle

written by Eric Baumgartner, Willis Music Composer

Click HERE to see Compositions and Arrangements by Eric Baumgartner

Click HERE to see all of Eric’s Travels

Tales of a Traveling Composer

London, England

aretta baumgartner in london

“This morning, after 4 wonderful days in Frankfurt for Musikmesse, we flew to London in preparation for next week’s workshops. After checking in to the hotel we went to a puppet show (!) and met up with a good friend at a Bayswater pub (where my wife met the little gal in the photo). We’re looking forward to another day here before heading north for the first of the UK workshops in Newcastle. Cheers!”

written by Eric Baumgartner, Willis Music Composer

Click HERE to see Compositions and Arrangements by Eric Baumgartner

Click HERE to see all of Eric’s Travels