Carl Rennoldson was born in Loughborough in 1946. His early training in the craft of woodwork began under the watchful eye of one of the
last craftsmen to work for the old 19
Century firm of George Betjeman & Son. Working at the bench he was shown the art of traditional
Later he attended Shoreditch Teacher Training College at Egham, Surrey, obtaining a Cert.Ed., with distinction, in Craft, Design and
Technology. It was during this period that he made his first harpsichord, a large double manual instrument in the style of Kirkman.
From 1983 he ran his own furniture making and antiques restoration business and for 20 years also taught antique furniture restoration for
the Kent Adult Education Service.
His interest in music comes from an early introduction to the violin, which he still plays. In 1993 he decided to further pursue his interest
in early keyboard instruments and enrolled at London Guildhall University graduating with a B.Sc. (Hons) First Class in Musical Instrument
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