• PLATFORM FOR YOUNG SONGWRITERS

    CONNECT TO YOUR PEERS & GET YOUR SONGS HEARD!

    We provide facilities and knowledge to help young songwriters develop their craft

    GET EXPERT FEEDBACK ON YOUR SONGSTHE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2019 COMPETITION NEWS
  • 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 SONGSTHE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2019 COMPETITION NEWS
  • 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

PLATFORM FOR YOUNG SONGWRITERS

Welcome to Song Academy, the leading platform 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 being judged!  SAYS19 Judges include, Tom Odell, Imelda May, Jin Jin, Chris Difford, Eg White, Emily Phillips, Dan Gillespie Sells, Miranda Cooper & Nigel Elderton.  Find out when will the finalists/winners will be announced.

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

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Tailored for musical & creative young people aged 8-11, 12-13 & 14-16  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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Special feature on Top 30 songwriter Aurelia Hanford

Aurelia is 17 years old, from Wandsworth, London.  Her song 'Stupid Squirrel' made the Top 30 in The Young Songwriter 2019 competition 13-18 years UK & Ireland Category.  Congratulations!  Here's a bit about Aurelia and her songwriting. What…
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Special feature on Top 30 songwriter Clara Freeman-Taylor

Clara is 15 years old, from London.  Her song 'Sanity' made the Top 30 in The Young Songwriter 2019 competition 13-18 years UK & Ireland Category.  Congratulations!  Here's a bit about Clara and her songwriting. What inspired you to…
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Special feature on Top 30 songwriter Zoe Tredgett

Zoe is 12 years old, from Fulham, London.  Her song 'Coffee Shop' made the Top 30 in The Young Songwriter 2019 competition 8-12 years UK & Ireland Category.  Congratulations!  Here's a bit about Zoe and her songwriting. What inspired…
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