With door prizes and exclusive discounts on teaching materials!
Eric Baumgartner grew up with a musical family in Solo, Ohio (near Cleveland). His mother is a piano teacher and his father a guitarist and vocalist. He began piano lessons at age seven and was intrigued by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Stravinsky as he was with the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Thelonious Monk. Eric studied classical piano with Maxine Cummins and Nancy Bachus and jazz piano with Pat Pace.
Mr. Baumgartner holds a bachelor of music degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree in jazz studies from Chicago’s DePaul University. While in Chicago, he studied jazz with Larry Novak and Alan Swain and taught at the prestigious Swain Studios. His many published piano works include the jazz exercise series Jazzabilities. He also creates MIDI/CD orchestrations for many popular Willis publications including the Teaching Little Fingers to Play supplementary series and the John Thompson Popular Piano Series. He has conducted clinics throughout the United States and Australia, sharing with teachers his effective jazz pedagogy techniques.
Mr. Baumgartner’s weekends are often spent playing keyboard and guitar with various jazz, rock, and theatre groups including two celebrated tribute bands, Aja (Steely Dan) and Savoy Truffle (The Beatles). He has written two musical melodramas and has composed jingles for radio and TV commercials. He lives happily in Cincinnati with his wife, Aretta, and several furry creatures.
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Since 1960, Kennelly Keys Music has been providing Northwest Communities with the highest quality musical instruments, accessories and services available anywhere. We continue to set the standard with innovative ideas and services that provide our customers with what we consider to be a better and more complete retail music experience. Kennelly Keys Music associates provide personal, expert, one-on-one advice and guidance to each customer. The depth of experience and knowledge of musical instruments and accessories available to our staff is second to none. We maintain this level of service while keeping our prices extremely competitive.
We feel a fully stocked and expertly staffed repair facility that can handle any musical instrument repair need adds great value to any purchase. Musical instruments of all types can be quite sensitive and generally require at least a yearly adjustment for optimal performance. Everything from a quick adjustment to a complete overhaul is done locally, professionally, economically, and in a timely manner.
Kennelly Keys Music's dedication to music education is unequaled in the Northwest:
- Kennelly Keys Music has assembled a staff of over a hundred talented music educators who teach the techniques and skills required for a vast assortment of musical instruments.
- Our teaching facilities include over 40 private lesson rooms, several group lesson rooms, several group rehearsal rooms and a 150-seat recital hall. No other music retailer in the Northwest can come close to this level of accommodation and commitment to education
- Our "Educational Services Department" is staffed with full-time, dedicated, service professionals. You will not find better, more complete or faster service anywhere. Everything from sponsorships, private clinics and delivery services are available to the busy music educators of our Northwest communities.
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