Sheila Joynes teaches Cello, Double
Bass, Piano and Theory of Music. Not only does she
hold qualifications in each of these (and many other
instruments - see the
page) but she is also a fully qualified teacher.
Being a multi-talented musician, Sheila
brings interest and variety to her lessons as she will
play the piano to accompany students playing
instruments such as Cello and Double Bass. Piano
and cello duets are an enjoyable addition to a piano pupil's
learning experience as well.
Playing with an accomplished musician
lifts the occasion, makes lessons far more enjoyable and stimulates
enthusiasm to learn and progress.
Sheila's teaching style relies on
encouragement and praise. One of Sheila's adult pupils said "my music teacher used to rap me across
the knuckles"; you can be assured similar methods of
'encouragement' have never been in Sheila's repertoire!
The Things people have said about Sheila
and her teaching
"...you cared. It has been a
long road you and Sarah have travelled since she had a
half-size cello. You have helped her out a great
deal, suggesting the cello and not the flute would open
more doors and finding out about the Benslow
Trust. You will always be a special part of her
Debbie - Mother of Sarah, a
post-Grade 8 Student, Sheila's pupil for 10 years.
"It's fun learning the piano!"
David - aged 8
"Cello lessons with Sheila are always a pleasure:
instructive and never a dull moment. I really do
enjoy my lessons with you - you never put me down,
always something encouraging."
Tricia - one of Sheila's adult pupils
"Sheila has been teaching me to play the cello now
for two years and with her excellent teaching ability
and a determination to drive pupils forward, I am know
working to take my grade 5 exam!"
Steve - one of Sheila's adult pupils
(and he passed the exam).
"Batty, but beautiful!"
Alan - father of two of Sheila's