Founder of Balbriggan's Cadence Music Academy, Sarah May Rogers, is one of those people that every community would be lucky to have. Indeed, she's been recognised as such at the recent Balbriggan Town Awards.
Sarah was announced as the Winner in the Music Category for the contribution to arts and culture in Balbriggan made by Cadence. As well as individual music tuition, Cadence hosts concerts and event, runs camps and performs at weddings and parties across the country.
Earlier this year, parents wrote to the council explaining how much work was being done by Sarah and her team for the students of Cadence and how much this type of work is needed in the Balbriggan area. The Mayor of Fingal and CEO of Fingal County Council were present at the Awards ceremony to add to the prestige.
In 2017, Cadence Music Academy took home the Award for Best Presented New Business at the Balbriggan Town Awards. It has been a busy couple of years for Sarah May Rogers!
The concerts that Cadence put on in the summertime and in winter were really great days out for local families. - Local parent
And the year isn't over yet. The Cadence Music Academy Winter Concert takes place this Friday 20th December at 5pm in Balrothery Heritage Centre, Sarah's "favourite local venue". All students, parents and friends are welcome to come along and join the fun. In Sarah's words:
"We are really grateful to have a great team of tutors and parents to help out on the day, making sure everything runs smoothly and to help make the young performers feel at ease. It's not too late to pitch in ahead of Friday's concert! We have already had offers from parents to donate some baked goods."
A music school thrives when parents are involved, and it has been an incredible journey so far, building a musical community; the start of a lifelong journey for these young students. - Founder of Cadence Music, Sarah May Rogers
Fingal Academy of Music is delighted to partner with Cadence Music Academy in January 2020. No doubt it will another amazing year of music-making to Balbriggan. The inagural Fingal International Festival of Voices will no doubt be a feature of this year, so don't miss it from 12-15 March 2020!