THE LEADING SONGWRITING PLATFORM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

FIND YOUR VOICE. FIND YOUR TRIBE.

Founded 15 years ago, Song Academy is the leading songwriting platform for young people aged 8-22.
We help beginner, intermediate & advanced young songwriters to develop their songwriting skills and get their songs heard.   Programmes include weekly songwriting clubs, holiday workshops, school workshops, song feedback reports & the annual international Young Songwriter competition.
We also have a ground-breaking mentoring programme (Ad Lib.) aimed at talented young songwriters passionate about a career in the music industry.
Our vision is for every young person to have faith in themselves through finding their voice and their tribe.

SONGWRITING PROGRAMMES

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The Young Songwriter 2024 is being judged! Check out all latest news.

In its 14th year The Young Songwriter 2024 (SAYS24) competition is the world’s leading songwriting competition for young aspiring songwriters, aged 8-22, to get their songs heard by leaders in the industry (including Eg White, Cathy Dennis, Miranda Cooper, MNEK, Naughty Boy, Plested, Jimmy Napes, Lost Boy, Emily Phillips, Hannah V, Jon Maguire, Dan Gillespie Sells, Connie Talbot & Nina Nesbitt!) & connect to a talented community of young songwriters across the world – both aspiring young songwriters who already have some experience, and those writing their first song!

SAYS24 has a new category of 19-22 year olds! as well as the 8-12, 13-15 and 16-18 year old categories

The Young Songwriter 2024 competition is being judged.  Top 5 finalists in each category will be announced on the 11th July at 16:00 BST.  The Young Songwriter 2024 UK/Ireland showcase is on Saturday 21st September at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London.

Want your songs to be the best they can?  Our professional songwriters can provide insightful written song feedback. We look at your lyrics, melody and production/structure, giving our thoughts and ideas on how you could develop your songs.  Just send an mp3 of your song and the lyrics to us and we’ll give you insightful feedback.

We also offer 121 song clinics where we talk through our thoughts on how to develop your songs and you have the opportunity to ask questions.

GET INVOLVED!

Send us your songs and we’ll help you make them the best they can be! Our insightful feedback including ideas on lyrics, melodies, composition/production and examples of songs to listen to.

GET INVOLVED!

More songwriting clubs are starting in the Autumn Term 2024. Small groups of the same age and songwriting/musical ability. Sign up today!

A unique creative outlet for young people to express themselves, writing their own original songs with inspiring professional songwriters.  As well as accelerating their songwriting progress, members build confidence & self-esteem which impacts on all areas of their school and home life.

We have exciting songwriting groups for beginners, intermediates & advanced young songwriters, within different age groups.

During the holidays our songwriting workshops provide an opportunity over a condensed time frame to develop your songwriting talents and write some amazing songs, as well as make friends and meet future collaborators.

We have workshops for those new to songwriting, and encourage all young singers, guitarists & pianists to extend their talents and start writing songs.  We also have groups for intermediate and advanced young songwriters.

Next workshops are in the Autumn half term, online & in London!

GET INVOLVED!

Next holiday songwriting workshops in the Autumn Half-Term! Small groups of the same age and songwriting/musical ability. Our residential songwriting summer camps have a few places currently available.

CALLING YOUNG SONGWRITERS & MUSICIANS!

Join our residential songwriting summer camps in 2024!

The ultimate 4 day residential songwriting camps!

A MUST for aspiring young songwriters to develop their songwriting talents, connect & collaborate on exciting songwriting briefs over 4 days & immerse themselves in all parts of the songwriting process.

Our new monthly mentoring programme ‘Ad Lib.’ is a private community of talented young songwriters passionate about having a career in the music industry. Every month Ad Lib. members learn from leading music industry experts & have a tailored mentoring session.

Our 121 songwriting sessions are designed for aspiring young songwriters to advance their songwriting skills and develop their songs. You can talk through and brainstorm ideas – from lyrics and melodies to recording and production at times that fit your schedule.

CALLING ASPIRING YOUNG SONGWRITERS

Apply to join our monthly mentoring programme, Ad Lib and get a head start in the music industry.

GET INVOLVED!

Learn how to produce your own songs & develop your production skills so you can realise the full potential of your songs.

For young songwriters new to production and more advanced young songwriters/producers who are using a DAW but would like some help getting their songs to sound great.

Our songwriting programmes run in schools are a unique creative opportunity for your pupils to learn from inspiring professional songwriters.  There are many roles to play in the songwriting process – lyricists, musicians, producers, idea generators and organisers, so all pupils can be engaged and contribute.

We’ve run 5 successful songwriting programmes in a wide range of schools – leavers’ songs, school anthem songs, tailored songwriting workshops for different year groups and songwriting clubs in schools’ after school programmes.

Our songwriting resources for teachers (Music and English) are aimed at providing some fun ways to inspire young people to write their first song and give guidance for those already writing their own songs.

GET INVOLVED!

We can run songwriting programmes within your curriculum or as after-school clubs.

GET INVOLVED!

Make your next birthday party a big hit by writing a new original song with your friends! Or buy a unique birthday gift!

Over 2 hours you’ll write your own original song from scratch! You’ll have fun writing the lyrics, improvising melodies, harmonies & rhythms. Add any instrumental parts and solos. Jam with professional songwriters and musicians.

A big hit with friends!

Presents that make a difference.  Our gift vouchers give the unique & long-lasting gift of songwriting to musical young people. Choose from 6 gifts from song feedback reports to membership of our songwriting clubs.  Check out our new merchandise (hoodies, T-shirts, notebooks…).

THE PERFECT PRESENT!

Perfect presents from Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles & Godparents

THE LEADING SONGWRITING PLATFORM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Find your voice.  Find your tribe.

WELCOME TO SONG ACADEMY

Founded 15 years ago, Song Academy is the leading songwriting platform for young people aged 8-22.
We help beginner, intermediate & advanced young songwriters to develop their songwriting skills and get their songs heard.   Programmes include weekly songwriting clubs, holiday workshops, school workshops, song feedback reports & the annual international Young Songwriter competition.
We also have a ground-breaking mentoring programme (Ad Lib.) aimed at talented young songwriters passionate about a career in the music industry.
Our vision is for every young person to have faith in themselves through finding their voice and their tribe.

SONGWRITING PROGRAMMES

In its 14th year The Young Songwriter 2024 (SAYS24) competition is the world’s leading songwriting competition for young aspiring songwriters, aged 8-22, to get their songs heard by leaders in the industry (including Eg White, Cathy Dennis, Miranda Cooper, MNEK, Naughty Boy, Plested, Jimmy Napes, Lost Boy, Emily Phillips, Hannah V, Jon Maguire, Dan Gillespie Sells, Connie Talbot & Nina Nesbitt!) & connect to a talented community of young songwriters across the world – both aspiring young songwriters who already have some experience, and those writing their first song!

SAYS24 has a new category of 19-22 year olds! as well as the 8-12, 13-15 and 16-18 year old categories.

The Young Songwriter 2024 competition is being judged.  Top 5 finalists in each category will be announced on the 11th July at 16:00 BST.  The Young Songwriter 2024 UK/Ireland showcase is on Saturday 21st September at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London.

Want your songs to be the best they can?  Our professional songwriters can provide insightful written song feedback. We look at your lyrics, melody and production/structure, giving our thoughts and ideas on how you could develop your songs.  Just send an mp3 of your song and the lyrics to us and we’ll give you insightful feedback.

We also offer 121 song clinics where we talk through our thoughts on how to develop your songs and you have the opportunity to ask questions.

A unique creative outlet for young people to express themselves, writing their own original songs with inspiring professional songwriters.  As well as accelerating their songwriting progress, members build confidence & self-esteem which impacts on all areas of their school and home life.

We have exciting songwriting groups for beginners, intermediates & advanced young songwriters, within different age groups.

During the holidays our songwriting workshops provide an opportunity over a condensed time frame to develop your songwriting talents and write some amazing songs, as well as make friends and meet future collaborators.

We have workshops for those new to songwriting, and encourage all young singers, guitarists & pianists to extend their talents and start writing songs.  We also have groups for intermediate and advanced young songwriters.

Next workshops are in Autumn half term, online and in London!

The ultimate 4 day residential songwriting camps!

A MUST for aspiring young songwriters to develop their songwriting talents, connect & collaborate on exciting songwriting briefs over 4 days & immerse themselves in all parts of the songwriting process.

Our new monthly mentoring programme ‘Ad Lib.’ is a private community of talented young songwriters passionate about having a career in the music industry. Every month Ad Lib. members learn from leading music industry experts & have a tailored mentoring session.

Our 121 songwriting sessions are designed for aspiring young songwriters to advance their songwriting skills and develop their songs. You can talk through and brainstorm ideas – from lyrics and melodies to recording and production at times that fit your schedule.

For young songwriters new to production and more advanced young songwriters/producers who are using a DAW but would like some help getting their songs to sound great.

Our songwriting programmes run in schools are a unique creative opportunity for your pupils to learn from inspiring professional songwriters.  There are many roles to play in the songwriting process – lyricists, musicians, producers, idea generators and organisers, so all pupils can be engaged and contribute.

We’ve run 5 successful songwriting programmes in a wide range of schools – leavers’ songs, school anthem songs, tailored songwriting workshops for different year groups and songwriting clubs in schools’ after school programmes.

Our songwriting resources for teachers (Music and English) are aimed at providing some fun ways to inspire young people to write their first song and give guidance for those already writing their own songs.

Over 2 hours you’ll write your own original song from scratch! You’ll have fun writing the lyrics, improvising melodies, harmonies & rhythms. Add any instrumental parts and solos. Jam with professional songwriters and musicians.

A big hit with friends!

Presents that make a difference.  Our gift vouchers give the unique & long-lasting gift of songwriting to musical young people. Choose from 6 gifts from song feedback reports to membership of our songwriting clubs.  Check out our new merchandise (hoodies, T-shirts, notebooks…).

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