12 year old Hazlegrove pupil Amelia is thrilled to be a Song Academy Finalist
Amelia Warren, age 12, is delighted her song 'Dreams' which she composed and performed has made it to the top 10 in the Song Academy's Young Songwriter 2017 competition.
'Young Songwriter' is a wonderful competition that empowers young songwriters, enabling them to showcase their talent and offering them a ‘one of a kind’ opportunity to gain crucial feedback from some of the very best British songwriters. In the early stages of a career, this kind of help is like gold dust and really enables industry newcomers to build strong, sustainable careers.
Amelia is a pupil at Hazlegrove Prep School where Director of Music, Victoria Sayles, encouraged the pupils to write their own songs for entry to this competition. “I encouraged several children to take part as we have a huge number of young composers bursting with creativity here at Hazlegrove. It is important to point out that none of our applicants, including Amelia, had any help with their compositions from adults. All of the children’s compositions featured their strengths as they not only all sang but played instruments as well – ranging from guitar to piano to violin. I was so impressed with the songs entered and am thrilled that 12 year old Amelia has been selected as a finalist. We wish her luck for the last stage of this very competitive and exciting competition!” says Miss. Sayles.
Amelia has been writing songs for about 5 years. From a very young age she was doing covers of the songs she liked, singing them and playing them on the piano. She then started to think about how she could make them her own by changing the lyrics. This progressed into starting her own compositions, doing her very first song when she was just eight years old. “I think that it is brilliant that Song Academy is giving so many young and talented individuals an opportunity to show off their skills” says Amelia who is thrilled to be one of the finalists in the age 8 – 12 category.
Amelia’s song can be heard online at: https://soundcloud.com/song-academy/dreams?in=song-academy/sets/final-top-ten-8-12
Amelia’s interview with Sound Academy can be read here: http://www.songacademy.co.uk/says17-finalist-amelia-warren-aged-12-yeovil-somerset/Published: April 27 2017