Nathan Dawkins, 13yrs old, has studied at World Heart Beat for five years. He plays the clarinet (Grade 6), saxophone (Grade 4), and the bass guitar. Nathan has been honoured with Student of the Month due to his determination to achieve, community spirit, and his support and mentorship of his fellow students.
On Monday the 26th of June, at 7pm, Trevor Atkis, Tony Kofi, and Byron Wallen, will be hosting an evening celebrating World Heart Beat’s passion for Jazz. A band of talented student musicians will perform a variety of pieces. Join us at the academy!
Step into Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance’s Inclusive company, has commissioned Julian Joseph, our lead patron and top Jazz pianist, to create an original piece for Step Live! – a new dance piece. This will be premiered at the company’s ten-year anniversary celebrations at The Royal Festival Hall on Monday the 17th of July.
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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Students supporting and mentoring each other is part of the parcel of World Heart Beat culture. Come along to our upcoming 2017 party on the 30th of June! Our Guitar Party events were originally started by one of our students, Milda, in 2016, and the tradition has been passed on.
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 […]