• 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 perfect their craft

    GET EXPERT FEEDBACK ON YOUR SONGSWHO ARE THE SAYS18 COMPETITION WINNERS?
  • 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 SONGSWHO ARE THE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2018 COMPETITION WINNERS?
  • 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

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ADVANCE MUSICALITY
PERFORM POWERFULLY
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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, song feedback 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.

The Young Songwriter 2019 competition is open for entries from 1st February to 31st March.   SAYS19 Judges include, Tom Odell, Imelda May, Chris Difford, Eg White, Emily Phillips, Dan Gillespie Sells, Miranda Cooper & Nigel Elderton.  Are you ready?

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

Spring 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 Xmas Workshops

Tailored for musical & creative young people aged 8-11 and 12-16  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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The Young Songwriter 2019 Competition - get ready!

Inspiring young people to express themselves & get their songs heard Star Judges include Tom Odell, Imelda May, Chris Difford, Rumer, Eg White, Emily Phillips, Dan Gillespie Sells, Miranda Cooper & Nigel Elderton   Now in…
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The Young Songwriter 2018 Album released today

* Album release showcasing the top young songwriters around the world * Judges included Tom Odell, Guy Chambers, Eg White, Imelda May & Lucie Silvas #SAYS18 #ExpressYourself   #BeHeard #Community #Songwriting Song Academy is delighted…
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The Young Songwriter 2018 Live Showcase, 10th June

Don't miss out on seeing some of the top young songwriters across the UK perform their award winning songs at our Young Songwriter 2018 Live Showcase at Westfield, Shepherd's Bush, Westfield Square on Sunday 10th June, 2-5pm.  The 36 young…