Sheila Nelson

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Sheila Nelson
Sheila Nelson in London 5 March 2006.jpg
Sheila Nelson in London in 2006
Born
Sheila Mary Nelson

(1936-03-05)5 March 1936
Died16 November 2020(2020-11-16) (aged 84)
Education
Occupation
  • Violinist
  • Violist
  • Academic teacher
  • Writer
  • Composer
  • Violin and viola teacher

Sheila Mary Nelson (5 March 1936 – 16 November 2020)[1] was an English musician, music educator, writer and composer. She had played with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Menuhin Festival Orchestra.

She was best known as a violin and viola teacher.

Nelson was co-author of the Essential String Method series and author/composer of many other music instruction books, published by Boosey & Hawkes.[2]

She was an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM).[3]

Nelson died on 16 November 2020 from Alzheimer's disease.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sheila Nelson: Biography". Boosey & Hawkes. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  2. "Sheila Nelson: Featured Composer at Boosey.com Music Shop". Boosey & Hawkes. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  3. "Honorary Members of the Royal Academy of Music". RAM. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  4. "Sheila M Nelson (1936 – 2020)". European String Teachers Association. Retrieved 27 November 2020.