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Life in  Sound

Classically trained, holistically minded

Meet Sheila


Sheila’s professional working history : she was originally a classically trained professional violinist and musician from a musical lineage, having studied at the Royal College of Music and graduating with a GRSM degree and ARCM diploma. For nearly twenty years she had a thriving career in the mainstream classical music world, freelancing with many orchestras and chamber groups including the Royal Ballet and the Castalian Duo, and running a teaching practice alongside her performing work. Some years ago she felt drawn to use her musical abilities in a more holistic way; she trained as a Sound Healer with Simon Heather, principal of the College of Sound Healing, and studied Gong with Don Conreaux. 


Teaching & Performance

Sheila is the senior course tutor for the UK College of Sound Healing, running one of the main training courses for the College – the Gong Practitioner Course. She has also over many years taught other Sound Healing, Gong, Chant/Mantra and Harmonium workshops under the College umbrella. She is an experienced Holistic therapist, musician and teacher, having taught and performed music in one form or another for over forty years. She is a member of the UK Sound Healers Association, and a member of the Complimentary Medical Association. She is also a traditionally trained Reiki Master. Over the last nearly twenty years Sheila has specialised in the use of the Gong and other related instruments for her Sound Healing work. She does still play the violin with musical friends and colleagues when time permits - these days her repertoire is less formal/classical, and more usually comprises traditional folk songs and original compositions.

Published Author

In 2010 Sheila published her first book : Sound Healing with Gongs, which was the first book of its kind on this specialist subject, and has become a classic reference book for those wishing to begin their journey with the gongs. Her second book on the gong – In the Heart of the Gong Space – was published in October 2012. This is a more extensive book on the gong and its effects for healing on all levels.

Sheila has also recorded three Gong CD's - "Transcendence", "Quantum Transformations" and "Sounds of Stillness". All books and CD's are available to buy from the Shop on this website.  

Private Practice & 1:1 Offerings 

Sheila occasionally sees clients on an individual basis, and has a private therapy practice in south Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor.  For a full listing of her available services, please explore via the panel below.  You can contact Sheila directly to discuss your needs. 

N.B. Sheila is not taking any new clients at present.

Sheila's charges for all one-to-one treatment sessions and private lessons are £80 from January 2022.

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More to discover

Book a 1:1 session with Sheila directly, or visit the Shop to explore the books, CDs and other products on offer.
N.B Sheila is not taking any new private students at present

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