Representing the spirit of World Heart Beat, our showcase concert is a thrilling and uplifting experience, expressing the variety, energy and dedication of our students. Young musicians of all ages, backgrounds and abilities learn together and play in a band where every member is a vital part of a complete whole. With a vibrant programme ranging from […]
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On Thursday 28th June WHB students had the fantastic opportunity of performing at the exclusive US Ambassador’s party, where there were 2,500 guests celebrating the 4th of July! This was a very welcoming event, because the US Embassy are our new neighbours at our upcoming venue in Nine Elms. Woody Johnson, the ambassador, introduced our […]
Wandsworth academy working hard to highlight the importance of music education A music academy in Wandsworth is building strong links with local schools whilst its performers are set to appear at the borough’s fringe festival. World Heart Beat is a music charity teaching kids skills through music education to lift their aspirations getting a chance […]
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We are excited to be hosting the book launch of one of our honorary patrons, the eminent Julian Joseph OBE. For over two decades Julian Joseph has been a towering figure in contemporary jazz, and passionate advocate for the work World Heart Beat has been doing over the years. A prodigious composer, a phenomenal […]
This year World Heart Beat Music Academy had the fantastic opportunity of performing at the Get Active Wandsworth Festival at the Winstanley Estate.
On the 9th June World Heart Beat had a very special Piano Party, where children of all ages could gather to listen to each other perform. Each year it is an invaluable experience for both parents, teachers and students, as it is exciting to see the rapid progress the young pianists make. However, this party […]
Some of World Heart Beat’s senior students had the honour of playing alongside Wynton Marsalis, one of the words leading Jazz Musicians, at the BVLGARI hotel in London on the 2nd March. Playing around successful, driven and passionate musicians is a really inspiring experience for our young musicians, giving them a taste of life as […]
Last week on the 7th of June World Heart Beat had the rare opportunity of having Sumire Kuribayashi and Hideaki Kanazawa perform. Pianist and composer, Sumire, is one of the most appreciated pianists in Japan’s vibrant jazz scene. She was is joined by her regular double bass player, Hideaki Kanazawa, a giant of jazz in Japan. […]
On May 22nd Sahana Gero and Nathan Dawkins had the amazing opportunity of joining Robert Elms on BBC Radio London for a special show, as part of saxophone week. The Robert Elms show is a celebration of every aspect of London where three hours a day Elms explores various areas like art, architecture and history, […]
On the 31st of May, some of World Heart Beats students had the rare opportunity to perform on one of the most exclusive stages, at the European vanguard for jazz and blues, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Ronnie Scott’s has had the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Earl Hines grace their stage, and it […]
World Heart Beat Music Academy are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to become the new cultural anchor of Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms. We are honoured to have been selected out of 42 organisations to be a part of the nine elms, which has been described as the greatest transformational story […]
Our musicians had the incredible opportunity to perform on May 7th at the Big Top tent stage for Wandsworth Fringe’s new event Battersea Circus Garden. The Wandsworth Arts Fringe took place between the 4th and 20th May 2018, and was an array of wonderful art performances and workshops across Wandsworth, uniting the community. World Heart […]
As part of the Free Friday Music in the Royal Albert Hall’s Verdi-Italian Kitchen, a selection of WHB musicians had the great opportunity of performing at the prestigious venue on Friday 1st June.
Join us for an afternoon of trial lessons at World Heart Beat Music Academy on the 12th of May. There will be free taster sessions running between 1:30PM – 3:30PM for instruments including: Piano Violin Clarinet Flute Guitar Drums Trombone Trumpet Saxophone French Horn Bass Guitar Tabla There will be performances every half an hour […]
World Heart Beat Musicians were invited to perform at the Vanderbilt Road Street Party Saturday May 19th, and had such a wonderful time performing as a band together for the first time! The musicians and young listeners alike enjoyed the sun while World Heart Beat entertained the street party for the day – performing well-known […]
Some of our musicians performed at Astor Hostels’ valentines evening on Valentine’s day! Astor Hostels were very kind and hosted the fundraising event for us and we are always so happy to work with them. The event consisted of a single’s auction, where all the proceeds were donated to us, along with live music […]
We are immensely grateful to Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation for funding our Second Line jazz programme, which will make it possible for young musicians to learn the roots of jazz music as it originated in New Orleans.
The 51st State Band meets every Thursday and are very proud to host a wonderful concert each year at the Putney Arts Theatre!
Directed by Michael Csányi-Wills and supported by Laci Olah, it has really wonderful vibe and tremendously enjoyable, our orchestra is a brilliant opportunity for young musicians to immerse themselves in the classical orchestral world. Michael Csányi-Wills is an award winning composer, pianist and conductor and has written works ranging from chamber music to […]