THE POWER OF SONGWRITING TO EXPRESS YOURSELF POWERFULLY, CONNECT & BE HEARD

HELPING EVERY CHILD FIND THEIR VOICE

Welcome to Song Academy, the leading platform for young people to express themselves powerfully & communicate how they’re feeling, by writing their own original songs. We believe that songwriting is hugely beneficial to young people, especially in their increasingly demanding, fast-paced, isolated & technological lives, with little time to reflect and create for fun.  Benefits include strengthening mental health, developing creativity & crucial life skills.

Whether you’re writing your first song or an album we are passionate about empowering you to develop your songwriting skills & get your songs heard.

Founded 11 years ago, we run songwriting clubs, holiday workshops, school workshops, birthday parties, a song feedback service and the annual Young Songwriter competition.

We wrote a song to remind the world that everyone has a right to be loved, has a right to belong and a right to a brighter future.

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…I just really enjoyed the music, and could actually feel the people behind the songs, which has to be pretty close to the whole point of writing!

Eg WhiteAward-winning songwriter/producer

…It’s a fantastic opportunity for aspiring tunesmiths up and down the country to showcase their songs to music industry insiders.

Boris JohnsonMayor of London

I found the quality of songwriting to be surprisingly creative and quite advanced, yet refreshingly young and vibrant. What a wonderful outlet for communication.

Denzyl FeigelsonFounder of AWAL, and advisor to Apple

It was most impressive to hear young writers singing or rapping about their own lives without any outside input or help from adults.

Tom RobinsonBBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music

I was so impressed by the standard of the entries and know that Britain’s musical future is in safe hands.

Nicky CoxEditor of First News

I am impressed and delighted by the outstanding young talent which Song Academy has discovered across the UK. Song Academy’s fresh approach is set to enrich music education in the UK.

Ed VaizeyGovernment Minister for Creative Industries

I support anything that encourages children to find their way into the world of music, especially something like Song Academy which requires no formal training and their emphasis is on fun and self-expression.

Jamie TheakstonHeart FM

The Song Academy Young Songwriter competition offers young songwriters a golden opportunity to showcase their music and get invaluable feedback at a really formative time in their development.

Myles Keller Director of PRS for Music

We’ve been really proud to be part of such a creative and inspiring song writing competition and have been moved by some of the entries we’ve heard along the way.

Adrian LarkinAudioBoom

After-School Clubs

Autumn  Term 2020 places available in our exciting new online songwriting clubs

Membership of our songwriting clubs advances your songwriting skills of lyric writing & composition, gives you confidence and gives you a competitive edge to stand out from the crowd.

#1 CLUB FOR MUSICAL & CREATIVE YOUNG PEOPLE 

Song Feedback Reports

Develop your songwriting talents

We provide insightful written song feedback on lyrics, melody and production/structure.  Make sure your songs are the best they can be!

#1 RESOURCE FOR ASPIRING YOUNG SONGWRITERS

Song Academy Blog

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Summer collaboration competition

Song Academy Summer Collaboration Competition Open for submissions - entry deadline is 24th August We’ve had the tagline ‘Express Yourself’ since we founded Song Academy 11 years ago and we want to write a song to celebrate it! We’d…
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The Young Songwriter 2020 competition highlights

It’s only July and 2020 has already been a rollercoaster year for many of us, with all sorts of ups, downs, twists and turns. We thought it would be good to look back on the incredible past few months we’ve had at Song Academy, and all the…
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August online songwriting workshops

We're calling creative & musical young people to join our online songwriting workshops this August! With 11 years experience developing songwriting programmes, these workshops are perfect for those wanting to write their first song or those…
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