The World Heart Beat Music Academy envisions a world where music, as a universal form of communication, bridges cultural, political, economic and linguistic barriers.
The Academy aims to bring the myriad of the world’s cultures together through music, providing an environment where all people can experience harmony with their fellow citizens and be empowered to create a feeling of identity and oneness with humanity at large.
Believing in the power of music to transform lives, the World Heart Beat Academy creates educational experiences where young people are inspired to achieve excellence in a vast array of musical forms.
The World Heart Beat Music Academy is a specialist world music academy for young people in London, which not only brings and teaches music from all over the world but also provides disadvantaged youth with instruments and tuition.
“Learning a musical instrument gives a child an immense sense of achievement. The emotion, discipline and structure involved, takes them on a journey far beyond their initial expectations, and they soon recognise that there are no limits.” – Sahana Gero, Musical Director
Expanding the Art of Possibility
Every child is born with an inalienable connection to music which begins with that most essential rhythm of life – the heart beat. This connection is a potential source of joy, vitality, purpose and relationship through the childhood years and into adulthood. It can develop into a language which expresses the value of each individual and bridges cultural and social divides. Learning and playing music with others enables young people to feel that they are a part of something, something that nobody can take away from them. This confidence translates to other areas of their life, giving them the freedom to make choices and to be happy and successful adults.
These life skills have never been more important than in the current global economic situation. We hear speak of a ‘lost generation’ of young people. Commentators point to the widening socioeconomic gap and the seemingly intractable problem of marginalised young people who can see no way out of their disadvantage and isolation. In the face of this overwhelming sense of powerlessness, we believe in the art of the possible, in the power of music to transform lives. In fact we don’t just believe it, we have seen it happen.