School workshops & clubs

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School Workshops & Clubs

About

Would your school like to nurture the creative & musical talents of your pupils and stand out to new parents/pupils by showcasing current pupils’ original songs?…Then launch a Song Academy songwriting programme at your school!

Song Academy’s fresh new approach is a powerful addition to education, complementing and enriching the National Curriculum in schools and meeting key stage 2, 3 & 4 objectives in the areas of English, Music and Personal/Social education.

We run after school songwriting clubs in schools, workshops for different year groups and GCSE Music pupils.  Plus we run the annual Young Songwriter competition and a song feedback service.

Benefits to Schools

  • Unique programmes for creative & musical pupils

  • Joins the Music & English curriculums, advancing literacy & creative writing

  • Impress new parents/pupils with the creative talents of your pupils

  • Add to your pupils’ emotional well being programme from being part of a vibrant community of young songwriters sharing their thoughts & feelings

  • Give your pupils the opportunity of performing on bigger stages (e.g. in the Song Academy choir at the Voice In A Million event at SSE Wembley Arena)

  • Encourage your pupils to get creative & start writing songs with the goal of entering their original songs into the Young Songwriter 2018 competition (from 1st Feb 2018)

Details

Our school programmes develop pupils’ creative lyric writing, improvisation of melodies, harmonies & rhythms and composition of instrumental parts. Improvisational and compositional techniques are explored at different levels depending on abilities.  In addition, we run workshops on using technology to write songs and performance workshops to maximise the impact of pupils songs both solo and ensemble performances.

Our school programmes are run in many different formats from an after-school club hour a week to one-off or a series of workshops of different lengths. Led by one of Song Academy’s session leaders and an assistant.

We run tailored GCSE Music workshops at schools helping GCSE Music pupils prepare for their exams, enriching the music curriculum and helping them achieve their best results.  There are five key areas we focus on:

    • Deepen knowledge & understanding of popular music & songwriting. In depth discussion with our professional songwriters & musicians on the musical elements, musical contexts and musical language of a selection of popular music.
    • Composition workshops developing free compositions – lyrical ideas, melodies, rhythms & instrumentation.
    • Production workshops for using technology to create compositions.
    • Performance workshops for solo and ensemble performances.
    • Recording workshops to record finished compositions to a high standard so engaging the listener.

Prices on request.

Find out more

For more information about our songwriting programmes for Schools, including after school clubs and tailored workshops, please complete the form below or call/text 07710 023743.

School workshops enquiry form

“It has been such a pleasure to introduce Song Academy at our school; the children absolutely love their sessions, and some of our most shy children have surpassed themselves by gaining the confidence to get up on stage and sing their songs. Tali and Josie are inspirational leaders and I can’t wait until next term’s gig! Song Academy is a wonderful organisation that really champions and develops the artistic and creative abilities in young people – it is reassuring that such organisations exist at this time when the Arts are so undervalued and in danger of being marginalised in education.”

Mrs SilvesterDirector of Music, St Swithun’s Junior School