Weekends and Mid-week Minicourses


Ms Turner holds intensive study weekends and mini-courses at her home in Stamford, England. Ideally, fly into London Stansted Airport from where you can get a direct train (1 hour and 40 minutes) from Stansted Airport to Eleanor's home town, Stamford.

Stamford is a quaint and beautiful English stone town and you will stay at Eleanor's home, just on the edge of the town, a ten minute walk into the town centre and a two minute walk to the nearest supermarket! Eleanor shares her home with her two children (currently aged 12 and 3). The town swimming pool is only 100 metres from Eleanor's house and the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside is just a short walk away.

A one, two or three day course is ideal, for example, during the lengthy preparations for an international competition, fine-tuning of repertoire for recording, learning R.M. Schafer's 'The Crown of Ariadne', preparing Deborah Henson-Conant's music for performance, or even developing a new show or musical theatre concept. Regular visits can be arranged if you feel this would be beneficial in terms of target setting, accountability or if you would like regular help and impetus with technical work.

Eleanor has available for use two full-size Salvi pedal harps; a Diana and an Echo electro-acoustic; also a Camac 30 electro-harp (wooden) and a Camac 34 string clarsach. (Plus amps, a sound system, loop and effects pedals and drum machine!) A metronome, tuning key, electronic tuning machine and spare strings are provided, as is computer access and wifi.

Eleanor's tuition costs £50 per hour for 1-4 hours (usually this is a one day study), or £45 per hour if you are booking a two or three day study. You are not expected to make any payment towards food or accommodation, which is very humble and provided happily in Eleanor's home. For all enquiries, including availability, simply email Eleanor at info@eleanorturner.com

When you have agreed dates with Ms Turner, you can pay online before or immediately after the course. 

Testimonials from Eleanor's International Students

"Ms Turner's love of the music makes her an amazing artist with high ambitions for herself and her students."                                                                                                                                                                        Sylvana Labeyrie, France.

"I rediscovered my love for harp after the study weekend. Ms Turner helped me grow my technique to a level that I felt control over the sound and tone I could produce. The most inspiring aspect was Ms Turner's passion and musicality. I learnt not only about the harp but also about music as a whole. My inner fire for music was fuelled by Ms Turner's presence and passion."                                                                                                            Vivienne Janse van Rensburg, South Africa.

"She's not just a harpist. She's such an amazing musician... She has so much to share, in such a high level. Passion and professionalism live in a unique person."                                                                                                Vanja Contu, Italy.