VIOLIN, VIOLA & Theory teaching for West and Central London.

Tutoring Experience

Elliot guides a first time Violin player through the basics during a Yamaha Music 'Learn to Play Day' in 2015.

 

Elliot has taught full time for nearly seven years, and has consistently excellent feedback from all his full time and part time pupils, both young learners and adults. He teaches 20-25 students weekly regularly in areas such as Richmond, Barnes, Sheen, Mortlake, Putney, Acton, Ealing, Twickenham, Kensington, Hillingdon, and Isleworth. Alongside his thriving private teaching practice, he has worked for the Richmond Music Trust since January 2018 as an associate teacher, working with over fifty students in four different schools each week. Before this, Elliot spent two years working as an Upper Strings Teacher at Westminster City School, London. 

Whilst studying, Elliot also ran the "RCM Underground" Performance Platform and peer learning program at the Royal College of Music acting as a class co-ordinator and working alongside many Conservatoire Students in a supportive and pastoral manner. He has also taught on a number of Instrumental Teaching Courses in the south of England. He is a Member of the European String Teachers Association.

 

Tutoring Approach:

Elliot believes in tutoring through a relaxed, supportive and adaptive manner, taking the individual needs of each student into account. Elliot believes that encouragement inspires confidence, and works hard to build genuine rapport with his pupils. If a student needs the time, he will always endeavour to go above and beyond what is required of him to give them the support they need - especially in terms of low-income students with genuine talent, where Elliot is always happy to negotiate affordable and constructive lesson plans.

Elliot has a highly technical approach to working out issues with playing and is keen to work on many aspects of a students technique alongside their musical development. He works with students on all ABRSM exams from Grades I-VIII and is always seeking to encourage students to reach the limits of their potential.

References can be made available from current pupils on request. 

Testimonials and Feedback

I can not recommend Elliot enough as a teacher, he is incredibly passionate about music and it shines through in his teaching. I never learnt how to play a instrument as a child but found as an adult that I would like to play the violin. I was quite nervous at the thought of being taught as an adult, but Elliot has helped me greatly. I personally didn’t want to play classical music or songs that I didn’t know, but Elliot was very understanding and allowed me to choose what music I wanted to learn. He additionally gives great advice about what things I needed to buy and the music books that would work for me.

Elliot is very patient and never has a bad thing to say, but instead helps you with any problems. Which was exactly what I needed as I don’t do very well when criticized; (I can imagine this also being held when he teaches children). One of the greatest thing that I’ve found about Elliot is that he quickly understood how I best learn and then edited the lessons so that I could get the best out of them. My progress has been rapid and I’m very grateful for Elliot’s help & I hope it continues in his lessons.
— Alison, Violin (adult learner)
Elliot is a wonderful violin tutor. He is patient, cheerful and extremely capable. He is good with children and young people, and has a genuine passion for music. He is busy and popular and our only problem was booking him at mutually convenient times, as he is pretty choc-a-bloc! A great teacher though.
— Mrs K Aldridge, Parent
Very patient and encouraging. An ideal tutor.
— Richard, Viola (adult learner)