Five-octave Hammered Dulcimer SHARON LEBELL performs and composes on a one-of-a-kind 5-octave hammered dulcimer whose ethereal sound stirs deep emotions in her listeners. She is widely known as a philosophical author and speaker who cofounded The Walled Garden, an online and in person international philosophical society. For over 25 years Sharon Lebell’s worldwide bestseller, The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, has inspired philosophy lovers and the 21st century Stoicism movement. This book, a contemporary interpretation of the Stoic sage Epictetus’ teachings, is a perennial classic, cherished as a spiritual guide for readers from all walks of life. She also co-authored with Brother David Steindl-Rast The Music of Silence.