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 Theory of Music Workbooks Grades 1-8 (Trinity Examinations) and Cello All Sorts, and the co-author with Celia Cobb of four First String Note Books for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, and three Further String Note Books for Violin, Viola and Cello, published by Bridge Music Publications. Most recently she and Celia have published a series for beginner string players called Take Your Bow (Trinity College London Press).
Naomi was the educational consultant for ScaleBox App, nominated as a finalist in the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2014 (Best Digital/Technological Resource).
Naomi has organised a number of string teaching events and charity events in Cambridge - she was most recently on the committee for the 2017 Grade1athon - The Oxford and Cambridge Note Race, supported by Trinity College London, which raised in excess of £100k for children’s charities across the two cities.
Naomi teaches cello and music theory privately and also at King’s College School, St John’s College School and Stringmoves. A number of current students are in The National Children’s Orchestra, and many previous students have won scholarships to major public schools, and places at UK conservatoires and specialist music schools. She is the ESTA Regional Officer for Cambridgeshire and often writes Opinion Pieces on aspects of string teaching for The Strad.