The World Heart Beat Music Academy

We envision a world where music, as a universal form of communication, bridges cultural, political, economic and linguistic barriers.

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Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms

A new location for World Heart Beat…

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At our academy in Wandsworth, we teach a wide range of instruments and cater for a variety of musical styles and abilities. The majority of our classes are for children and young people aged 5-19 years, however we do have special courses for adults and babies too.

What instrument will you learn?

Checkout the list of classes and timetable via the button below…

Classes & Timetable



Coronavirus update – World Heart Beat Music Academy closure

Following government advice regarding school closures nationwide, with a heavy heart we will be closing World Heart Beat Music Academy following completion of lessons on Friday 20th March, until further notice.  We will continue to follow government advice and will keep you updated as to when we will resume following the Easter holidays. We will […]

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World Heart Beat’s new WIDENING HORIZONS programme

Are you age 15 – 25 years and want to learn new skills, commit to empowering and improving your community and LOVE music? Do you want to develop your skills in event management, communications, production and more? Then we want to hear from you! Come and take part in World Heart Beat’s new WIDENING HORIZONS programme.  […]

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World Heart Beat Music Academy announced as ZEDRA’s first international charity partner

  World Heart Beat Music Academy and ZEDRA, the global active wealth, corporate and fund solutions specialist, have announced a new partnership, which celebrates the mutual values of the two organisations. ZEDRA’s sponsorship will allow the charity to create a new jazz talent development programme for young musicians aged 14 – 25 years, many of whom live in challenging circumstances.  […]

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Try an instrument at our next Open Day – Saturday 28th March

World Heart Beat Music Academy’s next Open Day will take place on Saturday 28th March as part of the free national event Learn to Play Day, which encourages everyone in the UK to start making music. Find out more  The Open Day provides an informal opportunity for your child to trial an instrument of their choice and to also […]

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Education Officer – vacancy

Vacancy – Education Officer role 9th December  Job Description:  Education Officer About the Academy We believe music is a universal form of communication that bridges cultural, political, social, economic and linguistic barriers. Our aim is to realise every young person’s potential in the field of music and beyond and we also take young students who […]

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Try an instrument at our Open Day on Saturday 30th November

Join us at our Open Day on Saturday 30th November to find out more about your child learning a musical instrument and the opportunity to take part in the academy’s American style 51st State concert band, Symphony orchestra, contemporary gig bands, folk bands or ensembles.    The Open Day provides an informal setting to not only trial […]

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World Heart Beat Music Academy & Nick Thomlinson WIN the national 2019 Achates Individual Philanthropy Award

We are delighted to announce that World Heart Beat Music Academy and Nick Thomlinson have won the national 2019 Achates Individual Philanthropy Award, sponsored by Spektrix. The award acknowledged the charity’s excellence in fundraising and celebrated the generosity of one of their immensely valued supporters.  World Heart Beat was introduced to Nick Thomlinson by a trustee who thought Nick’s considerable experience in property would make him […]

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51st State Band Live in Concert at Putney Arts Theatre

On Friday 15th November two packed houses at Putney Arts Theatre were swept off their feet when 70+ gifted young musicians from World Heart Beat’s 51st State Band wowed them with a vibrant programme of jazz, rock, soul and musical theatre.   Houselights went down and spotlights went up on to an audience that was promptly immersed in a wave of Re-Birth Brass Band’s ‘Keep that […]

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NEW Bambino and Toddler Music Class

Join us for our new Bambino and Toddler music class run by musician and vocalist Sian Kelly!  This is a mixed age class (0 – 4 years) and helps build confidence, listening skills and an appreciation for different types of music. Little ones can experiment with sound through discovering new instruments, listening to different beats and rhythms to really help unleash the musical senses. […]

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African music workshop and concert with South African band Otto & the Mutapa Calling

On Wednesday 30th October, World Heart Beat hosted a very special African music workshop and concert with South African band Otto & the Mutapa Calling and some of our very talented young musicians.  Kamilla Arku, who teaches piano with us and who is also Artistic Director and Founder of Music for Liberia organised for the band to visit. This was followed by the opportunity to […]

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‘Come and try an instrument!’ Gazebo – Coronation Gardens

On the Saturday 6th of July, World Heart Beat engaged with the local community, offering musical discovery in the ‘Come and try an instrument!’ gazebo during the LoveParks Picnic, organised by the Friends of Coronation Gardens organisation.  Underneath the gazebo, local children who attended the picnic could try out new instruments, guided by some of […]

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Happy Streets – Nine Elms

World Heart Beat Music Academy was proud to be part of the Happy Streets festival in Nine Elms on 13 July 2019. It was a multi-artform festival day which included live performances and workshop activities, themed around happiness and aimed at families living locally. This was a day to celebrate the bright new ‘Happy Street’ […]

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Gig Band at Get Active Wandsworth Festiival

Get Active Wandsworth Festival

On 13 July 2019, World Heart Beat Music Academy supported the Get Active Wandsworth Festival supporting the York Road and Winstanley redevelopment programme. It was a fantastic day of free activities from dance to football and music to petting farm animals!   Some of our young vocalists and musicians from World Heart Beat created performances […]

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