Resources for Young Composers

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Looking for resources to help you create your own music? Need some advice on how to support your future in music?

Below are a selection of great resources from our friends and external organisations for young composers and creators aged 11-25. Discover below everything from video masterclasses to resources for kickstarting your composition.

We’ll be updating this list regularly while we work on a more permanent home for our resources.

If you have or know of any other great resources to help young people make their own music, feel free to send them to us at education@soundandmusic.org so we can list them here!


Ear Opener is a series of video masterclasses that demystify the process of writing music, aimed at young people aged 14-20, featuring candid interviews from celebrated musicians and composers from across the genre spectrum.

Resources from Roundhouse to try #RoundYourHouse: a home studio guide, roundtable discussions on scriptwriting, set design and managing your finances, films, podcasts, activism and more.

A collection of useful resources to help you build a sustainable career in music, delivered in partnership with young creators working in the music industries right now.

A selection of composing activities for young people to do easily at home with or without instruments. All the activities are inspired by or linked to existing pieces of music.

Introducing all ages, but especially secondary school students and teachers, to the world of making music with sounds. This exciting genre, known as electroacoustic, electronic or sound art, started in the 20th century and today thrives around the globe.

A helpful list of resources, information and details on where to get support for the SEN/D community.

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