Since her childhood, Naomi has grown up with the notion that music and movement are inextricably linked and that the merit of using one to explore the other can be extremely fruitful from babies to professionals. She became a qualified Dalcroze practitioner in 2016 and teaches for the Junior Guildhall and Pro Corda String Training and SEND programmes. In 2010 she explored the ‘Grosse Fuge’ by Beethoven in movement at the Royal Academy of Music gaining a distinction for her endeavours. She will take this research further with David Watkin and his students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020. This is part of her new research programme called ‘LOGAS’, the ‘Laboratory of Gesture and Sound’ which integrates her interest in early music and Dalcroze.
(DVD of the Grosse Fuge Project (with Borromini Quartet) available by emailing Naomi at: email@example.com
Naomi also leads creative workshops for schools and communities which have singing, song-writing, improvising, composition, theatre and/or movement based elements. She gained a deeper insight into the Animateur / workshop leader world through the inspirational training she received at Spitalfields Music or their core training programme 2014-15. This included a huge range of experiences from leading early years to vulnerable adults in a wide variety of settings.
She has worked for the following organisations:
Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Pro Corda International Chamber Music Academy
London Music Masters
Common and Kind
Choir with no name
Royal Opera House
And with orchestral Education/Outreach programmes:
English Touring Opera, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Britten Sinfonia
London Chamber orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Glyndebourne Opera