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 full.  Register your interest in our expanding Spring Term 2021 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.


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!


Song Academy Blog

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What songs do well in Young Songwriter competitions?

Every year we get asked the questions "what type of song should I enter into The Young Songwriter competition?" and "do you have any songwriting tips?" so we thought we would put together some ideas and guidelines to help you write a winning…
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Songs To Inspire You!

We've created a playlist full of inspiring songs across different genres for broadening young people's knowledge of popular music.  Have a listen and more information on each song is shown below. Click here for the Spotify playlist Click…

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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