Sheila has been a freelance viola player since 1990 and has enjoyed a varied career including opera, ballet, session work, pop and many weddings! Playing for Covent Garden, BBC SO, LPO, English National Ballet, BBC Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Welsh National Opera, RPO, West End shows and her favourite gig, the Bootleg Beatles amongst others.

Sheila has always had fingers in other pies including running her own bra business called Know Knockers winning Take a Break’s competition Tycoon Idol in 2004. She is now also running a small felt making business called Felty Towers and has dabbled in stand up comedy. Sheila has been a member of ESTA’s team since 2013.