SONGWRITING RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE FOR TEACHERS
Our songwriting resources for Teachers (both Music and English) are aimed at providing some fun ways to inspire young people to write their first song and give guidance for those already writing their own songs.
We’ve created a fun short video course for beginner songwriters which provides an easy way for you to help your classes write their first group song. We’ve created some guides, from how to turn a poem into a song, spark ideas for song concepts, record your songs at home, to exploring rhyme schemes. Plus, we’ve shone a spotlight on different genres of music and created original instrumental tracks in each genre of music so pupils can try improvising their lyrics & melodies in a style that resonates with them.
Inspire your pupils to get ready to enter their original songs into The Young Songwriter 2024 competition (entry period 1st February to 31st March)!
For pupils who are gifted and talented and already writing their own songs, please encourage them to apply for membership to our new mentoring programme, Ad Lib. Details are shown below.
NEW SONGWRITING VIDEO COURSE FOR BEGINNERS
Our fun and easy to follow songwriting video course for beginners is a perfect resource for teachers (Music and English) to help pupils write their first song. You can write a song as a whole class or pupils can write their own individual songs.
Scarlet and Brendan from Song Academy will talk you through each stage of the songwriting process to write your own song – from start to finish – deciding on a concept for your song, writing lyrics, improvising melodies, creating chord progressions and recording their song.
You don’t need to be able to play an instrument to write your first song with our new video course as we’ve created backing tracks for each part of your song. If you do play an instrument we’ve shown you how to play the chords (on piano and guitar).
There are useful worksheets for each stage of the process to make it really easy to write your song.
THE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2024 COMPETITION
In its 14th year The Young Songwriter 2024 (SAYS24) competition is the world’s leading songwriting competition for young aspiring songwriters, aged 8-22, to get their songs heard by leaders in the industry & connect to a talented community of young songwriters across the world – both aspiring young songwriters who already have some experience, and those writing their first song!
“With so much going on in the world, it’s never been more vital for young people to be able to channel their energy and emotions into something positive, which is what The Young Songwriter competition encourages and facilitates through songwriting. Every young person has something to say, a story to tell, or a message to share – that’s why Song Academy is so important to our community.”
“Song Academy is a dynamic, supportive and excellent nurturing ground for young talent. The songs that come through the Academy are far ranging and above all, show that the Academy give young creators the confidence to realise their own natural inspiration.”
AD LIB. THE NEW MONTHLY MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR YOUR GIFTED & TALENTED PUPILS
This private community of talented young songwriters is a supportive and motivational environment, providing knowledge and opportunities. The ‘Ad Lib.’ club demystifies how the music industry works, looks at latest trends and provides a much needed springboard to get the best start.
Members learn from industry experts, attend masterclasses, receive mentorship, collaborate together with co-writing and band development opportunities, receive feedback, share their songs with each other and gain exposure to a wider audience.
RESIDENTIAL SONGWRITING SUMMER CAMP 2024
Our residential songwriting camp is designed for aspiring young songwriters to develop their songwriting skills, connect & collaborate on exciting songwriting briefs over 4 days & immerse themselves in all parts of the songwriting process, from finding inspiration, lyric writing, melody improvisation and composition to producing and performing. Our expert team of top songwriters and producers all share a passion for inspiring the next generation.