Ms Amelia Young - CV and Professional Summary


Children's and Adult's Music Teacher, piano, cello. Individual and group instrumental tuition in Hertfordshire


Address   Hertford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Telephone     01920 830057





I am a professional piano and cello teacher and performer, with degrees in Music from Oxford University and The Royal College of music. I trained as a cellist with Jacqueline du Pré.


For 15 years, I  was also the CEO of a London-based Events Company, Entertaining London, organising and promoting arts, entertainment, sports and social events for professionals in London and around the UK.


As a classical musician, I have performed as cello soloist in concert halls including The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square as well as in shows at theatres such as The Old Vic, London Palladium, Brighton Dome, on television and live Broadcasts for Classic FM.


As a Music teacher, I have extensive experience in teaching the cello, piano, musical interpretation and music theory to adults and children of all musical abilities in schools and privately  in London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, New York, USA, and Normandy, France.  I teach both individual cello and piano lessons and group  instrumental music workshops for all ages from 3 upwards.


My Professional Skills include


Leader of Music workshops at Community Centres, schools, concert halls, theatres and on television


Cello performing.


Cello, piano and English teaching for all levels


Engaging musical entertainer and motivating teacher


Lively, energetic personality.


Easy to work with and skilled at self-motivating and leading projects by example.


Employment History


Role                      Piano and cello teacher in and around Hertford, Stevenage, Hitchin. Ware, Herts.

Company               Private cello and piano lessons and Primary school music teacher.

Dates                    September 2012 - present

Location               Hertfordshire


Since my return from living and working in France for five years, I have my own private music teaching practice in Hertfordshire and teach the cello and piano for all ages and levels of musical ability. I teach a wide variety of classical, jazz and pop music styles and welcome adults learners as well as children from the age of 3. I lead children's piano and cello workshops where children learn to read music and play the piano or cello in groups.



Role                    Cello, piano and English teacher whilst living in France

Company            Self employed in France

Dates                  March 2008 – August 2012

Location              Normandy, France


I spent 5 years living in Lower Normandy, France, bringing up my English/French bilingual son. In France, I worked as a music and English teacher giving:


Cello and piano lessons, music theory and musical interpretation for all levels and ages from young children to retired people.


English lessons for foreign students from beginners to advanced.


Music workshops, seminars and residential training weekends for all musical instruments, held in Normandy, France.


Intensive, residential English immersion weeks and weekends for French students. Conversation, grammar and written English.


Role              Director and CEO of an Events Management Company

Company       Entertaining London Ltd

Dates            August 1997 – December 2010

Location        London, United Kingdom


Entertaining London was a social events management Company founded and directed by myself. Pre-internet, from 1997, Entertaining London was London's most successful social events club for young London professionals, organising arts, entertainment, sports and social events every day of the week, often with up to five events on the same day. Regular weekday parties were attended by one hundred plus people and the weekend parties had attendances of two hundred and fifty plus people, similar to the popular speed-dating events of today.



Role                Concert Cellist, cello and piano teacher in London

Company         Self employed in the UK

Dates              September 1990 – December 2007

Location           London, United Kingdom


I am an experienced cello and piano teacher having taught both instruments privately and in schools since I was a teenager. From 1990 to 2007, I had my own private music teaching practice in London and also performed extensively as cello recitalist, giving concerts all over the UK, Europe and America.  In addition, I devised, presented and performed my own "Cello 'n' Chat Show' for children and their parents which I toured around the UK and America as well as presenting my own children's music shows on ITV.



Education History

Qualification Level  Honours degree in Music

Institution              Oxford University

Dates                   September 1987 – June 1990

From 1987 - 1990, I was a Music scholar at Oxford University, reading for a degree in Music. The Oxford Music Scholarship enabled me to study con-currently during the summer holidays at the Eastman School of Music in New York.


Institution              Royal College of Music

Dates                   December 1983

Qualification          ARCM Music Diploma, Hons


Languages          French           Fluent

                           German          Conversational

                           Spanish          Basic


Personal Interests

Music, Social/Business Networking, Event Management, Cello, Piano, Music teaching, Theatre, Concerts, Writing and Journalism, Culture, Adventure Sports, Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Skiing, Skating, Unicycling, Dance, Travelling, Languages, France and French culture, Nature and the countryside, Socialising, Dinner Parties, Nightclubs in London and New York.