We are very excited to announce that on March 5th the World Heart Beat Show on Wandsworth Radio is hosting Mr Joseph Richard Abdulai aka ‘Soundboy Richie’, Africa’s Best Music Producer. Soundboy Richie has been blind since shortly after birth. He is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist; and has produced hits songs for […]
World Heart Beat Music Hour is hosted by The World Heart Beat Music Academy and their young musicians. The program explores music across the genres and from all music cultures, focusing both on established, mainstream players and on the new generation of younger artists. It also features the various projects and concerts at World Heart […]
Thanks to the Jack Petchey Organisation, we were able to take advantage of the Vlogstar Challenge workshop in which 10 of our students were invited to spend a day at YouTube and now 2 of our students are in the finals at BAFTA.
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We have been enjoying the Brazilian vibe here at World Heart Beat Music Academy as we were delighted to welcome back Almir Pessoa and Pepe Barcellos, two of the Brazilian musicians we formed a strong bond with through the Brazilian Music and Culture programme we were involved in last year.
Thanks to the generosity of the 606 Club and Julian Joseph Trio, we were able to hold a fantastic fundraising Jazz concert on 4th July.
The fantastic charity Guitar Giving recently donated us two beautiful acoustic guitars for our young guitar players to use. We are immensely grateful for this donation – the new guitars have already proven popular with our young guitarists on Friday evenings!
[Show picture list] In January World Heart Beat Music Academy student, Nathan Dawkins, was invited to a photoshoot at the Jimi Hendrix museum with Alesha Dixon to celebrate an £179 million investment into the arts by National Lottery. It’s very important to make sure in poor communities all around the country there are places that […]
Erased Tapes records hosted a beautiful piano concert in celebration of Piano Day 2016. Proceeds from the concert went towards the purchase of a brand new piano for our Early Years project on Patmore Estate.
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Our very first Guitar Party was planned and organised by a World Heart Beat student who has been completing a Gold Arts Award.
We are delighted to have been featured as Business of the Month in the Earlsfield Business Network newsletter this month. Read the full Newsletter here >>
Action for Children’s Arts (ACA) Members’ Awards are a way of recognising the work of individuals and organisations who are making outstanding contributions in the Arts for children. Recipients are very much the heroes and heroines of children’s arts.
Sounds of Intent in the Early Years (SoI-EY) is an exciting initiative for those working with young children in developing musical skills or using music to support wider learning and development. SoI-EY is being used by the World Heart Beat Music Academy in a project entitled Sound Beginnings. This project uses oral traditions such as […]
We are deeply grateful for these incredible guitars from Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery. What a fantastic surprise and beautiful addition to the Academy.
Read the full newsletter >> Since 2008, Music for Liberia has raised money for education in Liberia through a series of concerts and events featuring world renowned classical, African and jazz musicians. World Heart Beat students performed with performance poet Usifu Jalloh at a charity concert for Music For Liberia in November 2015.
We had been considering the possibility of inviting members of the Academy to perform for the Society. This article by Society member Tony Martin encourages us to do so – and to attend their annual youth big-band concert – 51st State Band – at Putney Arts Theatre in November. Steve Rubie is the owner of […]
Yannis Hannachi and Karen Shiraishi were the two exceptional students chosen by the Grammy panel to attend Grammy Camp LA this year through our partnership with Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery. “Grammy Camp was such an inspirational, amazing and fun experience. I got the chance to collaborate with 4 other people to produce a song in […]
Argentinian band Patera take a break from their European tour to teach some workshops in Wandsworth and join us in the studio for World Heart Beat Hour.
On Friday 11th September 2015, World Heart Beat Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery Scholars performed a private concert for the Gucci sponsors. Set List: Life Is Beautiful Toxic Facing West Billie’s Bounce Manhattan Higher (Your Love Keeps Liftin’ Me) A House is Not A Home Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing It was wonderful to see […]