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.
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.