Meet The Team

Camp Leaders

Our team of music educators are professional, qualified, and experienced tutors. They are passionate about providing children with fun-filled musical education.

Each camp will be staffed by three teachers, all of whom are specialists in various aspects of music. Our teachers are carefully selected to facilitate the widest range of musical experiences, from multi-instrumentalists to conductors, rock musicians to composers, choral singers to operatic soloists.

 

The Sounds Good! Music Camp enriches children of all ages with the love of music.

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Sarah May Rogers

Camp Leader

Sarah is founder of Cadence Music, Dublin and has been teaching music to groups for many years. She teaches violin, piano, tin whistle and traditional fiddle in Balbriggan and also performs regularly at events and shows across Ireland and abroad. She loves teaching groups using her amazing violin skills, and also teaches guitar, ukulele, percussion and singing amongst other things. She is also known to call a céilí for the kids!

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Daniel O'Driscoll

Camp Leader

Daniel is a multi-instrumentalist, currently teaching guitar, bass, drums and banjo. He recently completed a BA in Applied Music from DkIT, and has amassed a wealth of experience performing in traditional, jazz and contemporary styles of music. Along with session work, Daniel also plays in several bands, and has played shows extensively across the country. 

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Michael T. Dawson

 Co-Director

Michael is founder of Sounds Good! Music Camps, setting up the first ever course in 2009 and is Director of Fingal International Festival of Voices, Fingal Academy of Music and the Irish Institute of Music and Song (IIMS). He is a highly sought-after educator and prize-winning conductor who has toured the world. He studied music education for 3 years in Los Angeles and will soon be a Doctor of Music! There is literally nothing Michael loves more in this world than helping others to sing. For a full biography, visit www.michaeltdawson.com

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Lea Försterling

Administration Manager

Lea makes sure everyone knows where to go and when! She's your point of contact and will make sure everyone's happy. During the camp, she cannot help herself from taking part! Lea is an award-winning choral singer, an inspiring teacher of piano and voice, who also manages Fingal Children's Choir, Fingal Youth Choir and Fingal Academy of Music (FAM). She also curates the brilliant Academy Recital series, where FAM students perform in front of a support audience - and receive a performance certificate! 

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Donal Kearney

Co-Director

Dónal has worked as a singing coach with National Youth Choirs of Northern Ireland, the National Youth Boys Choir of Great Britain, he is Director of Fingal Academy of Music and the IIMS. In 2020, he delivers workshops to 350+ children in schools all over Fingal on a weekly basis. He loves helping kids enjoy the music-making process, whatever their level and teaches guitar, ukulele, piano, percussion and sings to his heart's content! He has run the Sounds Good! camps since 2016 and still can't believe how much fun these camps are for the students and for the team!  

This is a selection of some of our experienced, talented and enthusiastic instructors.

If you are interested in joining our Team, we would love to hear from you.

Please fill out the online form, or alternatively, submit a detailed education CV along with cover letter to info@iims.ie

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