Articles, interviews and testimonials about Eliot Baron and his work

Jo Hodgett, Music Coordinator at Newington Primary School, Ramsgate, has written an article in Primary Music Today (summer 2005) about how their musical playground has been integrated into Early Years education. To read the article click here.

Mary Arthur, Music Co-ordinator, Burlington Infant and Nursery School, has written an article in Primary Music Today (June 2009) about her work with Eliot Baron and how very pleased she was with the results. To read the article click here.

To read a fully illustrated profile of Eliot Baron and his Musical Playground work published in Pembrokeshire Life Magazine (March 2009) click here.

To view video footage of Greenacre Nursery's Sound Garden (installed in Bootle, Liverpool, June 2008) click here. See and hear the instruments!

To listen to an interview of Eliot Baron and Steve Garrett of BBC Radio Wales click here.

Here are some sample testimonials Eliot has received:

The Governors have asked me to thank you for the excellent work on the Pergola. The school feels very privileged to have such a beautiful structure on the site.
I was impressed with the consideration you gave to the safety of the children while you were working and the way you fitted around the running of the school.
The children enjoyed watching you at work and the group who worked with you learned some important skills.

Head teacher, Great Milton Primary School, Oxford

Our music teacher booked the services of Eliot Baron to do Gong Workshops as part of a variety of creative activities taking place during the week. I have to admit that I was personally rather sceptical about the value and interest that this would provide for our students – all of whom have a variety of special educational needs.
I am delighted to say that I was completely wrong and the Gong Workshops were truly magical and totally exceeded my expectations. Students showed their obvious pleasure and they participated and listened with absolute awe and wonder to the haunting resonance of the gongs. I would highly recommend this workshop as a most worthwhile activity for any other special school as a not to miss magical, musical opportunity.

Head teacher, Greenfields School, Northampton

Thank you for installing the musical garden at Fairfields School last week. The musical garden will not only enhance the schools facilities but provide a high quality multi-sensory environment for all the children. Please pass on our thanks to the team who came to fit the equipment.
Head teacher, Fairfields School, Northampton

Eliot Baron was employed by Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons restaurant to build a 25 foot curved Japanese footbridge and a 3 platform Yatsuhashi, oak staggered bridge in the large garden.
Eliot is a brilliant craftsman who is very enthusiastic about his work. He is very conscientious and we have found his work to be of the highest standard.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Eliot or using his services again.
Raymond Blanc

Please click here to see a picture of the Raymond Blanc Bridge.