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Joynes is an
accomplished musician, music teacher, performer and
She is also a
published composer and presenter of the
video series "Sheila Joynes Teaches Music Theory".
Sheila has been teaching Cello, Double Bass, Piano,
Singing and Theory of Music for around forty years.
Her pupils span the entire skill and age spectrum, her
youngest was just three years old and her eldest
Sheila's Music Theory
Music Theory tuition videos are no longer
available on-line but can be provided as
computer-playable video files on a DVD data disk
for £50 for the complete set covering all five
Grades from 1 to 5.
to see the contents of the
modules and contact Sheila if you are
Sheila has many
and she is also a fully qualified teacher.
Read what Sheila's students say about her.
Qualifications or Fun
Sheila is skilled at bringing her students up to
grade level and many pupils have enjoyed remarkable
success in ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools
of Music) musical grade examinations. Sheila herself
recently attained her 8th ABRSM Grade 8 qualification.
You can read more about that on the
About Sheila page.
During her career, Sheila has entered many hundreds of pupils
for more than 400 ABRSM examinations. She is rightly proud of her
student's pass rate of over 97%. However, this is not to say examinations are a
requirement - far from it. Many of Sheila's pupils have no intention of taking
the route to a musical qualification but play entirely for their own, and
others' enjoyment; a desire Sheila heartily endorses.
A Practising Musician
Sheila was Principal Cellist with the
Chandos Symphony Orchestra
for 25 years and is now Concert Manager for the
has played organ for services and concerts in many
churches across the West Midlands and having been Assistant
Organist at Pershore Abbey for eight years and
subsequently Director of Music there, Sheila is an
experienced Choir Master in both sacred and secular
If you are looking for musical tuition (at any age
and any stage of learning from total beginner to Grade
Eight and beyond) a chat with Sheila costs nothing and
could be the start of something wonderful.
Sheila is well known in the West Midlands and can
pass on information about local musical
groups and orchestras.
She can introduce you to local groups with
whom you can play, share your love of music and enjoy
all the many social aspects of making music together.
Please explore these pages to learn more. If
and when you wish to get in touch, just