Young Pop Academy

Are you between 12 and 18 years old, do you play pop music, do you write your own songs and do you want to develop your creativity? Then the Young Pop Academy (YPA) is the place for you! At the YPA, you will learn to master your instrument at high level and you will develop as a performer and songwriter with your own style, sound and vision. There is also a challenging curriculum for producers. 

At the YPA, I meet a lot of people who have the same passion for music as I do. I really enjoy working on new songs together. I feel free to experiment; we learn a lot from each other and help each other in the process.
Alex Verspaandonk, drums

Who is it for?
The Young Pop Academy is open to vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboardists and producers. What do we expect from you?

  • curiosity
  • the drive to learn to play one or more instruments at a high level
  • that you write songs or want to learn how to write songs
  • that you like playing in a band
  • that you would like to develop your creativity

You will be taught in the main building of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with all the facilities you need for the lessons and performances. The lessons take place on Saturdays, so you can follow YPA alongside your secondary school.

The Young Pop Academy is the ideal place to meet peers who, like you, love nothing more than making music, and it is also an excellent preparation for the bachelor's programme in Pop Music at the CvA.

Head of Young Pop Academy: Jack Pisters
Programme coordinator: Tessa Raadman

For more information please contact Tessa Raadman: