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Kids Count Awards 2017 Winner of the Member’s of Parliament ‘Inspire the house’ best community group award at the Kids Count Awards. Kids Count are a fantastic national charity who aim to give young people a voice and a brighter future to help young people overcome disadvantages by listening, encouraging and promoting self-help. Each year […]
“The National Portfolio is a fresh, ambitious and wide-ranging group of organisations that we believe will bring new energy to the arts and cultural sector.” Arts Council England has just announced that World Heart Beat has been included as one of its National Portfolio Organisations for 2018 – 2022.
We have been shotlisted for the highly prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Learning and Participation’ award, the Oscars of the classical music world!
On Monday the 26th of June, at 7pm, Trevor Watkis, Tony Kofi, and Byron Wallen, hosted an evening celebrating World Heart Beat’s passion for Jazz. Our fantastic Jazz students showcased their talents across a varied programme.
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 […]
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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.
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 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!
World Heart Beat Music Hour is hosted by The World Heart Beat Music Academy and their young musicians. Presented by Julia Back, 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 […]
We are proud to be offering 2 concerts in this most prestigious festival
We were invited to play in the Bank of America for their ‘charity Christmas calls day’. Flute students from the WHB academy of over grade 6 standard provided the music for the day.
Sunday 11th November 2012, 10am-5pm. Experienced musicians, aged 12-18, had the rare chance to work with Julian Joseph and top Jazz musicians.
We are proud to announce that one of our clarinettists Ranjeev Singh Grewall is among the 11 finalists for the Wandsworth Young Performer competition.
Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov, world reknowned musician, composer of over 500 recorded singles is working with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, alongside musicians Sheema Mukherjee, Alok Verma, Daisy Chute and students of Southfields Community College.
97.5% achieving merit or distinction and 61.5% achieving grade 5 or above between the ages of 10-14, a grade 5 is considered the equivilent of a GCSE.