Sheila Maguire

Sheila M.

Scottsdale, AZ

About Sheila M.

Sheila teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1994
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I love teaching music!
I have been teaching violin and fiddle for 20years now. I have been a professional violinist for 40years and love to share my experiences and knowledge of music with others.

I teach beginners/intermediate and advanced students with a complete focus on getting students to play as soon as possible. I teach both by ear and with sheet music. I am extremely patient and my students always have a great time learning.

I have won over 65 National Violin Championships and 13 World Violin Championships, andI have managed 3 violin shops across the US.

If you don't wish to take lessons with me, I still plead with you that you take any lessons from anyone and PLAY MUSIC! :) :)

You can see more about me at and read some testimonies from my students.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

Photos and Videos

This photo was taken for Bay Ridge newspaper in NYC


Violin Competitor

Jan 1977 - Jun 1989
Sheila M

I was trained in Irish Traditional music for 13years and competed. I earned 65 National Championships (US) and 15 World Championships.


All Ireland Champion

Aug 1981
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
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3 Reviews on Sheila M.

john Apr 29, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sheila has a great personality, very patient with beginners, and creates a friendly learning environment. She has great world wide violin experience and has won many violin contests.

In just a few lessons my skill and understanding has greatly improved.
Andy Mar 9, 2016
Fiddle · In home
Verified Student
Sheila was exceptionally supportive and patient with my beginner's efforts . . . looking forward to steady improvement with my fiddle-
Erin D. Aug 11, 2015
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Sheila was so friendly, and did a great job pushing me to work hard, but in a gentle, friendly way. I had a lot of fun in the lessons! I went in with no real knowledge of the fiddle, and came out with a great experience. I definitely recommend her!
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