Sahana Gero MBE — founder & artistic director of World Heart Beat Music Academy.
A highly accomplished musician and music teacher, Sahana has performed in over 70 countries. Passionate about music’s capacity to transform lives, she has dedicated her own to creating World Heart Beat Music Academy in SW London. Trained in clarinet, flute and saxophone, over 25 years Sahana has taught more than 1,500 children to play an instrument.
She has been an examiner for Trinity College London for many years and was Head of Woodwind for Wandsworth Music Services prior to devoting her time to World Heart Beat.
In December 2011 Sahana received the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative Award, given to only five community leaders, of whom are significantly helping to improve their local communities.
“Our Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative recognises individuals and organisations that make a positive impact in their local communities.”Jonathan Moulds, president, Europe at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
With this award and a group of supporters, Sahana turned an abandoned building in Wandsworth into a boldly coloured, sound-proofed music school, complete with performance space and lesson rooms, and opened the doors to the World Heart Beat Music Academy in May 2012.
Awarded an MBE
In 2017, her dedication and success were rewarded with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Success & happiness
Sahana’s ambition is for all of her students to experience the freedom and belief that it is possible for them to achieve anything, and that every individual has the capacity to succeed and be happy.
Visions, values & goals
For a more in-depth look at what we are doing, please have a look at our charter…