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 EP we are passionate about empowering you to develop your songwriting talents & get your songs heard.
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?
…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!
…It’s a fantastic opportunity for aspiring tunesmiths up and down the country to showcase their songs to music industry insiders.
I found the quality of songwriting to be surprisingly creative and quite advanced, yet refreshingly young and vibrant. What a wonderful outlet for communication.
It was most impressive to hear young writers singing or rapping about their own lives without any outside input or help from adults.
I was so impressed by the standard of the entries and know that Britain’s musical future is in safe hands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.