Making a world of difference…

Making a world of difference…

Each child that walks through our door has their own strengths, weaknesses, talents and fears. Whilst some bound in as though they’ve known us all for years and need little encouragement to get involved, some need a little more support and encouragement to find their inner sass. That’s what we are here for! We know the importance of singing in developing confidence, social skills, well-being and we feel that it is our mission to create an environment in which every child is able to be given the confidence to be whoever they want to be!

As a Sound Pop Academy leader, I have seen my members grow not only as performers but as young people. They start their journey with us a little unsure. Unsure of who to talk to, unsure of which harmony group to sing with, unsure of the vocal arrangements, unsure of choreography etc. After a few weeks, all of these questions are answered and then their journey really begins! After the realisation that they are surrounded by young people who are as passionate about singing as they are, they begin to release their inhibitions and start to focus on how to shape and improve their performance skills. This is the start of their confidence transformation! Sound Pop Academy is a safe space. We sing, we talk and we express ourselves with passion and when young people start their journey with us, their newly found confidence begins in our sessions and bursts out into different areas of their lives. We have had many parents tell us about how their child was able to try something that was ordinarily out of their comfort zone after joining us. We have also had members who have been too nervous to perform in public yet find themselves in the front row of a theatre performance, beneath the glare of the spotlight, performing like a pro!

We are incredibly proud of all of our members. They challenge their own boundaries and after shattering those to pieces, they support other members to do the same. During sessions, our mantra is fierce, confident and strong. Regardless of the length of the journey, we will get them there!

Jayne Glynn – Southampton Leader

To sign your child up to a free taster session at one of our academies, click here.

Public Workshops

We run incredible public workshops throughout the year for young people aged 5-17! Tickets for our public workshops tend to go quickly, so be sure to keep checking back for new events if we’re sold out.