Elliot gained a BMus (Hons) in Classical Music from Leeds College of Music, and an MA in composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He has studied with the virtuosic pianist / composer Lubomyr Melnyk. He composes for a wide range of media and styles, including film, dance, and concert space works. His work has been performed around the UK and in Australia. He is also a performing pianist, leading his own ensemble of musicians. At the DaCapo Saturday Centre, Elliot teaches one-to-one lessons and ensembles.