Ellie's Six Week

Practice Challenge

2nd edition!

Transform your practice in 6 weeks by goal setting and a positive mindset

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, advanced and even a pro musician, join Ellie in her six week challenge to change your practice habits and see what can be achieved by clear goal setting, a positive mindset and a little extra encouragement! If you're new to Ellie's music making and teaching, please feel free to watch a performance by her (click on the button below) or read about her 'classical credentials' below. Skim to the bottom of the page for the practice challenge info, invitation, overview to fill in and a selection of the videos that Ellie will be emailing out to those who have signed up by emailing her at info@eleanorturner.com Entry to the challenge is totally free.

Eleanor's classical training

Eleanor has performed internationally since winning the Cardiff European Harp Competition in 2007. 

A student of Daphne Boden for 8 years and subsequently Alison Nicholls for 7 years, Eleanor's technique is steeped in the French tradition through Henriette Renie and incorporating the American style through Salzedo, via Nancy Allen. Her technique also encompasses world music styles, jazz, different ideas from tutors in France (Catherine Michel), the Netherlands (Erika Waardenburg and Ernestine Stoop) and in the UK she has also had lessons with Hugh Webb, Douglas Hollick (19th century rep) and Trevor Pinnock (Spanish baroque rep). 

Eleanor has won numerous accolades over the years, including the Maisie Lewis Award from Making Music, the Philip and Dorothy Green Award which led to her Wigmore Hall debut, and the Royal Overseas League Strings Award in 2002. In 1997, she made her concerto debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's Southbank, live on Classic Fm. Eleanor was just fifteen years old and that moment cemented the idea of becoming a professional musician for the young artist. She went on to win numerous national and international awards, including the prestigious Wingate Scholarship (for her studies in the Netherlands) and awards and commissions from the PRS Foundation for New Music and the Arts Council of England.

Some memorable classical performances over the years include concertos with the English Baroque Ensemble at St. George's Bristol and St. John's Smith Square in London, and with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. Chamber music highlights have been at Cadogan Hall in London, Berlin's Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonic and performing with ensembles in Sydney and Hong Kong. Eleanor has adjudicated international competitions in Turkey, performed electronic music in Shanghai and performed solo in one of the finest acoustics of the world in Amsterdam, at the Muziekgebouw aan't IJ.  

Ellie's Six Week Practice Challenge

PDFs about the 2nd practice challenge (each opens a 1 page PDF in a separate window, that you can download, print or screenshot as you wish)

EPC2 How To Take Part

EPC2 Challenge Overview (to fill in)

EPC2 'Before you start' Further detail about the challenge

EPC2 4 Week Review

EPC 2 Practice Bingo 1

EPC2 Practice Bingo 2

EPC2 6 Week Review

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