Youngest Ever Franchisee Joins Musical Bumps!


Feb 10, 2017

Musical Bumps, provider of outstanding music classes for babies and pre-school children, is thrilled to be launching classes in County Down, Northern Ireland.  Classes will be run by Martina Cunningham who, at just 23 years old, is the youngest ever franchisee for the company.  Music graduate, Martina, says “I’ve just finished my training, I’m brimming with enthusiasm and I can’t wait to get started!”

According to What Franchise Magazine, the average age of a new franchisee is 47 more than twice Martina’s age!  Martina joins a growing trend of young graduates choosing to set up their own business rather than struggling to find employment - being part of a franchise is by far the safest way to do this with an established business model and full initial and on-going training in running a business.

Martina is a Music Graduate from the University of Ulster Magee with a passion for singing and all types of music.  Her family owns a farm in County Down and is very musical - she experienced first-hand the importance of singing and being introduced to music from a young age.
During the final stages of her degree she knew that she wanted to share her musical talents with young children - choosing to be part of Musical Bumps has enabled her to do this within a supportive framework.  Martina says ‘I can’t imagine myself in any other career.  Waking up to have fun and sing and play every day is the only thing that feels right.  I firmly believe that music education is vital for all children and the earlier a child is exposed to music, the more they benefit!”

Founder and Director of Musical Bumps, Sarah Marsh Carling says “Our teachers all come from a musical background and have a real passion for sharing their love of music with young children and their families.  We are so pleased to have Martina as part of an excellent team who all work extremely hard to ensure that they deliver outstanding music classes.”  
Musical Bumps classes give babies, toddlers and pre-school children an early start in music in a relaxed and friendly environment.  Musical Bumps follows the Early Years Foundation Stage principle of holistic learning through play and this fun and exciting approach to learning is key to its success.