This year World Heart Beat Music Academy had the fantastic opportunity of performing at the Get Active Wandsworth Festival at the Winstanley Estate.
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Our wonderful contemporary band class runs on a Friday from 5.30-6.30 (intermediate class) and 7.30-8.30 (advanced class). Led by the talented vocalist and guitarist Sian Kelly, this class gives an opportunity for young musicians to showcase their skills and come together to learn how to perform the pieces they all love. Keyboard/piano players, bassists, […]
We are delighted to announce that World Heart Beat Music Academy has been shortlisted for the 2019 Achates Individual Philanthropy Award, the only annual prize that celebrates first-time supporters of the arts in the UK.
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.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this choir, led by award-winning jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss. A four week course runs every Tuesday 7.30 to 9.30pm starting on 11 June 2019. Led by the renowned Cleveland Watkiss the Stardust Jazz Choir at World Heart Beat Music Academy is open to all. “Music speaks to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Come and join us in support of our wonderful young pianists on June 23rd 2019! Since the success of our first Piano Party in 2013 we have made the event an annual occasion. Each party celebrates the excellence and hard work of our piano students, with performances featuring their favourite pieces and original compositions.
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. […]
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 […]
Wandsworth’s annual arts extravaganza returns in May 2019 for its tenth anniversary! We are delighted that World Heart Beat Music Academy can be a part of it! Come along on the 17th May 2019 to hear the wonderful performances from our young vocalists. Click the link below to book your tickets now: https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2019/summer-vocal-fiesta
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 […]
We were thrilled to be host 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 pianist, […]
On Sunday 19th May at 5.00pm, our piano student Arnaldo Cogorno had his second piano recital at World Heart Beat Music Academy. He performed works by Bach, Brahms and Chopin. Arnaldo, who came to the UK from Venezuela last year to study music, has been receiving lessons from Michael Csányi-Wills, composer and pianist who graduated from […]
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 […]
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 […]
We warmly invite you to hear the award winning jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss perfor on Sunday 7th July at 6pm! Cleveland Watkiss, MBE, is a British virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer. He was the winner of the London Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist in 2010 and was voted Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards best vocalist for three […]
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 […]
With a vibrant programme ranging from jazz standards and film scores, to the greats of Stevie Wonder and George Gershwin, we captured imaginations to provide a sensational and inspirational evening of music.
Some students at World Heart Beat Music Academy were invited to play at the State Rooms in Speakers House Palace Westminster by Baroness Floella Benjamin and guests on Tuesday the 16th of October; the music included a gypsy ensemble lead by Laci Olah and a group from the jazz programme. We are extremely grateful for […]