Tips and links for all harp students


Welcome, harpists! Eleanor is Principal Harp Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire alongside Catrin Finch (International Chair, visiting prof for workshops and inspiring classes twice per term)

We are looking forward to the new year starting in September 2017 at our brand new building! Click here to find out about applying to join Birmingham Conservatoire (auditions in November) for September 2018.

Eleanor enjoys sharing her skills and philosophies, using extensively garnered knowledge of the harp and music throughout history to infuse the next generation with passion and confidence. Eleanor encourages students to engage in extensive research, invest in intelligent practice and to learn from other instrumentalists, composers and conductors. Discipline is a path to artistic freedom and Eleanor believes there is room for everyone in this wonderful, musical life.

You can only view the sub-page 'Eleanor Turner Students' if you are a student of Eleanor's and have the password (available from Eleanor only). However, here on this page is some vital info and useful links for all harpists and harp students, that Eleanor loves to share.

Intensive Study Sessions - Eleanor has been teaching for over ten years and Eleanor welcomes harpists from many different countries, and British harpists too of course, to study with her intensively at her home in Stamford. To find out more about these study experiences, please visit the Intensive Harp Study page.

United Kingdom Harp Association Every harp enthusiast in the country should be a member of this wonderful, inclusive organisation.

Harp Courses

Eleanor teaches on Ruth Faber's SENIOR course only, which is for 14-18 year olds. The Junior course is also excellent and Ruth mostly uses group and ensemble teaching to boost the young (9-13 year old) students' confidence. The courses are both held at Millfield School, Street, Somerset. This year, 2017,Eleanor's course recital is on 10 August at 7.30pm. All welcome!