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 the Trinity Theory of Music Workbooks Grades 1-8. With Celia Cobb as co-author she has written Take Your Bow (Trinity College London Press), a collection of 20 concert pieces for beginner strings that may be taught individually or in groups. A number of these pieces are set on the Trinity String Syllabus (2020-23). A new series of books for Trinity, also written with Celia, is in the pipeline.
For Bridge Music Publications Naomi and Celia have written the String Note Book series, which introduces young string players to note reading, analysis and composition with reference to their instruments - rather than a keyboard instrument.
Naomi teaches cello and music theory privately and also at St John’s College School and Stringmoves. She has many students who have won scholarships 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.