Sounds of Intent in the Early Years (SoI-EY) is an exciting initiative for those working with young children in developing musical skills or using music to support wider learning and development. SoI-EY is being used by the World Heart Beat Music Academy in a project entitled Sound Beginnings. This project uses oral traditions such as […]
We had been considering the possibility of inviting members of the Academy to perform for the Society. This article by Society member Tony Martin encourages us to do so – and to attend their annual youth big-band concert – 51st State Band – at Putney Arts Theatre in November. Steve Rubie is the owner of […]
Sunday 14th May: Listen to a group of outstanding young musicians playing some of the most celebrated classical music including excerpts from Shostakovitch’s jazz suite, Strauss’ waltzes as well as some rarely performed moments from films, such as Toy Story and Monsters Inc.
World Heart Beat were shortlisted for the Achates Philanthropy Prize 2018! Now in its third year, nominations for the Achates Philanthropy Prize opened in June. There is a £10,000 prize fund, shared between the Individual Philanthropy Award and the Corporate Award, while the winners become custodians of a sculpture by British artist Peter Brooke-Ball […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join us Friday, June 1st 2018 for Free Friday Music Enjoy great food, drink and free live music in the Hall’s Verdi – Italian Kitchen, the perfect place to wind down, laugh and eat well with friends and family over a bottle of great Italian wine. Performing at this Free Friday Music concert will be young […]
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 […]
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 […]
DonateToday sat down with World Heart Beat Music Academy founder, Sahana Gero, to talk about the work that the academy has done and how it is impacting the children in the Wandsworth community. Click here to read the full article >>> Click here to support the academy’s work >>>
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 […]
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 […]
On 6th June World Heart Beat were invited to perform for the Worshipful Company of Fanmakers dinner at Skinners Hall. It was a great opportunity for the gypsy ensemble to perform and showcase their talent!
Action for Children’s Arts (ACA) Members’ Awards are a way of recognising the work of individuals and organisations who are making outstanding contributions in the Arts for children. Recipients are very much the heroes and heroines of children’s arts.
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 Sunday 19th May 2019 World Heart Beat took part in Hazelfest! It was a lovely afternoon where the community of Tooting came together through music and laughter. Some fantastic young musicians from World Heart Beat inspired the children of the Hazelhurst estate by giving them music workshops which they really enjoyed! […]
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. […]
As part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe World Heart Beat collaborated with the Roche School and held a wonderful art exhibition of the student’s art. We were lucky enough to have the art cover the academy’s walls for 2 weeks! There was also an exhibition evening on the 7th May where the gypsy ensemble performed amongst […]