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Published 1 year ago 16th July 2021 by Jamie O’Flaherty

Rockwell Music Academy, based in Cahir, has been awarded an All-Star Munster Music Academy accreditation. Making music since 2017 the academy provides expert music education to their community and beyond. Rockwell Academy believe that there are huge benefits to music education and through their new, modern facilities and highly accoladed tutors, they endeavour to share their combined passion for music, nurturing the talent of each of their students.
Suzanne Buttimer, Director and Jayne McConnon, Business Manager with their All-Star Munster Music Academy 2021 accreditation certificate

The new premises features seven rooms and a beautiful recital space equipped with a huge range of musical instruments and technical resources to facilitate virtual lessons when necessary. RMA offers private, one-to-one tuition and a multitude of group music lessons for all ages and abilities. The academy’s one-to- one tuition option offers personal tuition in instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, flute, drums, music theory, drama, and much more.

In addition to their popular instrumental group classes, Rockwell Music Academy also delivers group lessons for all ages including their Cara Pre-Instrumental Programme, Musical Theatre, Traditional Music, Music Theory, Guitar, Keyboard, Violin, and Choirs.

RMA’s new facility provides an exciting opportunity for new adult group classes including a Parent Music Education Support Class, Retirement Singing Circle, Mother and Baby Music Group and BYO Adult String Ensemble. They are proudly affiliated with Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Irish Board of Speech and Drama, The Leinster School of Music and Drama, the Registry of Guitar Tutors, Music Literacy Ireland and the British Dyslexia Association among others. Director of Rockwell Music Academy, Suzanne Buttimer said she was delighted to achieve the accreditation. “It all comes down to the hard work of the team that has brought us to where we are today. We look forward to celebrating this accreditation that has been achieved as a group. The accreditation process provided valuable constructive feedback that we can use as a guide to improve our business operations. It gave us a chance to look at the business from the outside and inside.”

The accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Dr Hynes said the accreditation, which is now held by over 350 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

Responding to the announcement she said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors.

We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business.

Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at

Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer centricity. This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.

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