Eddie Baker

Sistema Norwich Brass Tutor

Eddie was born into a musical family, he was told by his father  that he didn’t have a dummy so he  gave him a trumpet mouthpiece instead, and his first instrument was an upside down saucepan and two wooden spoons! Later his father introduced him to the brass family. Eddie has worked with many brass bands as a soloist and musical director; and is currently the MD of Norfolk Wherry Brass. He has won numerous soloists awards and prizes as a conductor, being taught mainly by his father who was a pupil at Knellar Hall Army Music School. Eddie has played and conducted concerts all over the UK and has toured in Germany as well. His favourite hobby is music (luckily!) alongside recording music with his partner, who is studying composition in London.

Eddie was a peripatetic teacher for Normans music service in Stoke-on-Trent where he worked alongside  the classic trumpet player John Durrant, a former MD and composer-in-residence of the South African Radio Orchestra; and Mark Walters, the flugelhorn player for the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Eddie is very enthusiastic to learn about all genres of music and enjoys passing on his knowledge of brass to all ages. He’s a big Norwich City football club fan too and attends most home matches. His favourite trumpet players are Wynton Marsalis, Alison Balsom and Tine Thing Helseth, he also has great admiration for the legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler. He is looking forward to joining the team of tutors at Sistema where he has in the past helped and played with the orchestra in a concert.