We are deeply grateful for these incredible guitars from Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery. What a fantastic surprise and beautiful addition to the Academy.
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 […]
On the Saturday 6th of July, World Heart Beat engaged with the local community, offering musical discovery in the ‘Come and try an instrument!’ gazebo during the LoveParks Picnic, organised by the Friends of Coronation Gardens organisation. Underneath the gazebo, local children who attended the picnic could try out new instruments, guided by some of […]
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 […]
Another big thank you to Ronnie Scott’s Charitable foundation for having World Heart Beat be one of their beneficiaries for their Instrument Amnesty drive on Saturday 20th July in which many instruments were donated to Ronnie Scott’s and passed along to us, giving even more young students the opportunity to learn and progress in […]
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.
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.
World Heart Beat are expanding! We have the opportunity to extend our impact to a wider and more diverse community. Help us realise this project by donating now!
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 […]
On Sunday 25th November, May Inoue will be performing at the ENG London Jazz Festival.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]