• WE DEVELOP & PROMOTE YOUNG SONGWRITERS’ TALENTS

    EXPRESS YOURSELF & GET HEARD!
    THE POWER OF SONGWRITING

    Welcome to Song Academy. Here we provide the facilities and knowledge that will help young songwriters develop their craft

    GET EXPERT FEEDBACK ON YOUR SONGSENTER THE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2019 COMPETITION
  • ARE YOU A YOUNG SONGWRITER AGED 8-18?

    DEVELOP YOUR SONGWRITING SKILLS & GET NOTICED!

    Join one of our clubs, holiday workshops or get expert feedback on your songs.

    GET FEEDBACK ON YOUR SONGSENTER THE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2019 COMPETITION
  • ARE YOU A MUSIC TEACHER?

    Enrich your music curriculum programme with songwriting workshops from professional songwriters. Workshops 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.

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songwriting skills – increase confidence and ability to express yourself powerfully

EXPRESS YOURSELF & GET YOUR SONGS HEARD

Welcome to Song Academy, the leading creative outlet for young songwriters aged 8-18. Founded 10 years ago, we run songwriting clubs, holiday workshops, school workshops, birthday parties, a song feedback service and the annual Young Songwriter competition.

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 talents & get your songs heard.

The Young Songwriter 2019 competition is now open for entries until 31st March.   SAYS19 Judges include, Tom Odell, Imelda May, Chris Difford, Eg White, Emily Phillips, Dan Gillespie Sells, Miranda Cooper & Nigel Elderton.

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 2019 places available

Increase your child’s confidence and ability to express themselves powerfully – skills for life. Develop creative lyric writing & composition skills, advance musicality, perform powerfully and learn from inspiring professionals. A unique platform to stand out and be heard.

Workshops

Book onto our next Workshops in Half-Term

Tailored for musical & creative young people aged 8-11, 12-14 & 15-18  It’s aimed at both those new to songwriting and those who’ve been writing their own songs for several years.

Song Academy Blog

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Learn from SAYS19 judge, Sophie Daniels

From childhood to university, Sophie studied classical music, literature, and musical theatre. Her adult career in music began with songwriting and performing in band projects and musicals. She pursued a dual profession from the start of…
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Special feature on songwriter Megan O'Neil

Chart-topping and multi-award winning Irish singer songwriter Megan O’Neill is one of the most exciting Alt-Country/Americana artists on the current scene.  Megan has led Song Academy songwriting clubs and workshops. We asked Megan some…
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Special feature on songwriter Robbie Boyd

Robbie is part of the Song Academy team running songwriting clubs and workshops.  Robbie has performed live on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, been regularly aired on BBC Radio 2 (by the likes of Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady and Jeremy Vine),…
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