Sharing music around the city

Roisin Meleady takes a workshop
Roisin Meleady takes a workshop
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Teenager Roisin Meleady is living up to her role as a Sheffield Music Hub Young Ambassador of Music.

The talented 15-year old who attends Sheffield High School, spent her summer passing on her love of music through performance and in workshops with youngsters at a variety of events across the city.

Primarily a violinist and pianist, Roisin performed publicly for the first time at the Tramlines festival, then at events including the Sheffield Fayre and Art in the Gardens, with her mentor Jack Chapman.

She has a number of further dates lined up, including the Senior Schools Orchestra - Classical Sheffield Festival playing violin, and at the city’s Steelworks Studios where she is a regular attendee.

The young musician, singer and songwriter of Skye Edge Road, Norfolk Park, has gained experience in a whole range of musical genres including classical, jazz, popular, soul, traditional, musical theatre and dance.

She said: “I am very lucky to be given so many musical opportunities by multiple professionals and musical genres. I feel it is really important that I don’t waste them and work hard to develop and improve.

“I feel I must share the opportunities with others who may not ordinarily get access to them, so that is why I have been doing workshops. I have been trying to encourage young people and their families to develop an interest in a wide range of musical experiences.”

Roisin’s main aim as a Sheffield Music Hub Young Ambassador of Music (YAM) is to try to extend equal opportunities across different genres in music education and experience, for everybody.

Anyone who would like further information regarding the music services that are available can access the Sheffield Music Hub’s website or alternatively call 0114 2506860.

Roisin has her own website at www.roisinmeleady.co.uk