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, […]
After hosting many successful events in partnership with Music for Liberia, the bi-annual Piano Party collaborated with the charity on the 23rd of June. The piano party showcased our young pianists talent and progress in their instrument, whilst simultaneously supporting Music for Liberia, a charity that raises money for education in Liberia. This year World […]
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 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.
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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 […]
Argentinian band Patera take a break from their European tour to teach some workshops in Wandsworth and join us in the studio for World Heart Beat Hour.
On Sunday 25th November, May Inoue will be performing at the ENG London Jazz Festival.
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. […]
Yannis Hannachi and Karen Shiraishi were the two exceptional students chosen by the Grammy panel to attend Grammy Camp LA this year through our partnership with Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery. “Grammy Camp was such an inspirational, amazing and fun experience. I got the chance to collaborate with 4 other people to produce a song in […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]