Dee Elliott - Head of CYM's Saturday Centre

Dee Elliott started learning the cello at secondary school. Having made good progress she soon was given a place at the Nottinghamshire School of Music, where she spent her Saturday mornings having cello and piano lessons, as well as singing in a choir, playing in orchestras and leaning music theory.

After school she went to Royal Holloway College to study English Literature but continued to learn the cello with Christopher Bunting and Lilly Phillips. Dee then went to the National Centre for Orchestral Studies where she was privileged to work under several fantastic conductors – Sir Simon Rattle, Vernon Handley, George Hurst, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivan Fischer and Gennady Rozdestvensky.

After graduating she started teaching for the ILEA and then later for the London Borough of Croydon. Dee has enjoyed a variety of freelancing work and was a founder member of the Greenwich Chamber Ensemble.