Eleanor’s research interests surround the issues of diversity in music education, and specifically the question of gender balance in brass playing.
Eleanor’s Masters dissertation explored representations of gender in brass method books, and her PhD research will extend this to explore questions around role models, gender stereotypes and how music education research can play a part in diversifying instrumental opportunities for children and young people.
Eleanor is a freelance performer and educator based in the North-West. As a horn player she has performed frequently with major orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Manchester Camerata and the Manchester Concert Orchestra. Her education work encompasses one-to-one and small group lessons, ensemble tuition and whole class settings, as well as demonstrations and introductory classes to encourage an interest in brass playing.