Welcome to Song Academy, the leading platform for young songwriters aged 8-18. We enable young people to express themselves and be heard.  We believe that songwriting is a powerful way for young people to accelerate social change and create their future.

Founded 11 years ago, we run songwriting clubs, holiday workshops, school workshops, birthday parties, a song feedback service and the annual Young Songwriter competition.  Following the Coronavirus pandemic we’re running online songwriting clubs and online songwriting workshops in August.

Our uniqueness is that we focus on the creative process of songwriting – writing powerful lyrics and composing interesting melodies & instrumental parts.  We believe that songwriting is hugely beneficial to young people, especially in their increasingly demanding, fast-paced & technological lives, with little time to reflect and create for fun.

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

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

Summer 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.


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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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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The Young Songwriter 2020 top 3 songs, International category, announcement

We're delighted to announce the top 3 songs in The Young Songwriter 2020 competition, International category! Drum roll........the top 3 songs in alphabetical order are: Cloud 9 by Nadia Ahadi Suicide Season by Jo MacKenzie Ten by Jordyn The…
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The Young Songwriter 2020 top 3 songs, 13-18 year old UK & Ireland category announcement

We're delighted to announce the top 3 songs in The Young Songwriter 2020 competition, 13-18 year old, UK & Ireland category! Drum roll........the top 3 songs in alphabetical order are: Black Heart by Kitty Dodd-Noble Lights of the Sky…
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