About Mike Baldwin
1988-1990:  Tutored by Gordon Davey, a painter, graphic artist, and luthier, I made my first harp, aged 14.

1992-1995:  BSc (Hons) Music Technology, City of London Polytechnic (Later London Guildhall University).    Dissertation title:  The Mechanisation of the Harp, 1794-1845.

1995-1996:  Trainee harp maker at Pilgrim Harps, South Godstone Surrey.

1997-2008:  Occasional harp making and restoring.

2000-2001:  Postgraduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) Science specialism, Brunel University.

2001-to date: Early years, primary, behavioural, and secondary special needs teaching.

2008-2010:  MA Musical Instrument Technology, London Metropolitan University.  
Thesis title: The Erat Harp Company: An Analysis of Company Papers, 1821-1824.

2010: Awarded AHRC Studentship - five years of research funding for doctoral study on nineteenth-century London harp makers.

2010-2018:  PhD, Musical Instrument Technology, London Metropolitan University.
Thesis title: The harp in early nineteenth-century Britain: innovation, business, and making in Jacob Erat’s manufactory.

2016: Won 'Let Teachers' Shine' award.  Funded to research the impact of forest learning and outdoor spaces on the communication of autistic students.
Mike Baldwin : Organologist : Historian : Researcher : Writer: Harp maker : Restorer