Top banana book

Cambridge-based Music Consultant,

Teacher, Author, Editor

Naomi Yandell studied cello with Michael Evans and Ioan Davies. Since reading Music at York University she has pursued a varied career in music publishing (contemporary and educational), consultancy and teaching (cello and music theory).


Naomi is the author of Introducing Theory of Music and the Trinity Theory of Music Workbooks Grades 1-8. With Celia Cobb as co-author she has written a new series of twelve string sight reading books for Trinity College London Press (November 2020).  Prior to that Naomi and Celia wrote Take Your Bow (also published by Trinity College London Press), a collection of 20 concert pieces for beginner strings that may be taught individually or in groups.  Many of these are set on Trinity’s String Syllabus (2020-2023). Their latest project is Top Banana (for violin, viola and cello + piano) published by Stainer & Bell (October 2021) - 20 performance pieces with attitude for young string players. 


Naomi teaches cello and music theory privately and at Stringmoves. She has many students who have won scholarships and places at UK conservatoires and specialist music schools. She was the ESTA Regional Officer for Cambridgeshire for many years and often writes Opinion Pieces on aspects of string teaching for The Strad.

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