Sarah Anne Bush is a musician who is inspiring the next generation through creative teaching and sharing magical moments with the community at weddings, special events, corporate events, in care homes and hospitals. 

Tell us about your company?

Sarah Anne Bush – Music was created to bring music to life, through teaching and inspiring the next generation of musicians. As a violinist, pianist, singer and music teacher I have music for all occasions and all my services tailor to all ages, abilities and needs. I offer three main music services; music tuition, weddings/events performer and music in the community. My creative tailored approach to music teaching creates fun times learning music whilst my live music performances create memorable experiences.

When did you first decide to start up on your own and what inspired you?

I’ve always loved music and helping people and after graduating I wanted to do something I love and do something that would make a difference to people’s lives. My business would allow me to not only continue performing and create special music memories for people but also help those who would like to learn about music for educational purposes.

How has Launchpad helped you?

Thanks to The Prince’s Trust and the Launchpad programme, I’ve been able to receive valuable support and funding I needed to start my own business. From developing my business knowledge in the workshops I was invited to attend to the 1:1 mentoring, I’ve been able to learn more about marketing, budgeting, business planning and much more. Through access to grant funding, I was also able to visit a recording studio and work with a talented videographer to create four music videos to promote my music performance to potential clients.

What are your hopes and aims for the business?

I hope to continue helping as many people with music, keeping the music alive through my three main services. I’d like to grow my audience so I can help more people. I’m looking forward to be working with businesses across Yorkshire to bring memorable corporate events for staff and visitors as well as being part of many special occasions. My aim is to make music more accessible and give as many people access to enjoy and share the power of music.

Launchpad advisor Helen Strange said:

‘It has been an absolute pleasure working with Sarah for the past six months – I have always looked forward to catching up with what she’s been getting up to since our last meeting – there are always so many amazing things in the pipeline, and I’ve loved to see her business grow! She is a superstar and I can’t wait to see how far she goes!’

“Starting and growing a business is not easy and that’s why the Launchpad programme was created. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and our partners means there is no cost to the entrepreneur, so we can get straight to work on turning those dreams into reality. Stop dreaming and do it. Contact us for information now on 03330 00 00 39 or email growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk.”