Sheida began learning the cello at the age of four and her teachers have included Wendy Max, Joan Dickson, Florence Hooton, David Strange and Stefan Popov. She graduated with first-class honours from the Guildhall School of Music, then completed a year of study at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Maria Kliegel and a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music, USA (Steven Doane). As a chamber musician Sheida has performed abroad and in the BBC Martinu and Spitalfields Festivals in London as well as in the Purcell Room, St. John’s Smith Square, St. James’s Piccadilly, the National Portrait Gallery and on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune”.
Sheida currently teaches for the charity Music Masters and at the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Inspired by her love of chamber music, the children she teaches and with the encouragement of her own teachers and fellow musicians, Sheida set up Cellos/Strings Rock! holiday courses in 2008.