CMS new hire impacts PV arts program

Community Music School in Trappe PA, an integral part of the Perkiomen Valley arts community since 1991, welcomes to their ensemble vocal instructor Sara Rabatin. Rabatin, a Rowan graduate with a Bachelor of the Arts in Theater, offers personalized lessons and directs their Musical Theater program. 

“CMS is a truly wonderful place to work,” said Rabatin, who hopes to continue the tradition of Perkiomen Valley students refining their art at CMS. “The faculty and staff are so passionate and talented, and very much care about the families and employees alike.” 

The importance of an instructor like Rabatin really comes into play this time of year as Perkiomen Valley students are contemplating their career path by applying for colleges, universities, trade schools, and other continued education that will help propel the trajectory of their future careers.  

“Growing up, my voice, music, theater, and visual arts teachers were always the ones who made me feel free, creative, empowered, and like I had the power to create change in the world,” Rabatin said. “My students inspire me to continue teaching every day!”

As Viking seniors conclude the final chapter of their high school story, inspiration and motivation may come from various sources. It’s finding that mental sanctuary where one can explain “yes this is me,” that teachers like Rabatin help students find. 

It has been said often “if you truly love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”. A love and a passion for your craft can push you to great achievements. 

“I have helped create a new musical theater program, and we had our first showcase in December 2021,” Rabatin said. “My voice students have performed in recitals and have been cast in area theatrical productions.” 

As the high school musical season approaches, it would not be a surprise to see some of Rabatin’s students cast in the upcoming PVHS spring musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

“Music is a universal language,” Rabatin said. “I truly believe has, and will continue, to be an important tool in education, communication, and revolution.”