Sheila Nelson (1936 – 2020)

Sheila Nelson at her 70th birthday party

We were very sad to hear of Sheila’s death in November 2020. She founded Stringwise and taught many of the Stringwise teachers.


There is a page dedicated to her at the European String Teachers (ESTA) website:


In Spring 2021 ESTA published a special edition of their journal, Arco, devoted to Sheila; you can read it online here:


We are so lucky to have all the specially written chamber music that she composed and arranged. Her name will always be announced multiple times at concerts!


We are determined to continue Sheila’s legacy of learning through playing together and incorporating musicianship teaching