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, […]
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 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 […]
We would like to warmly invite you to what is going to be an amazing Brazilian music concert at the World Heart Beat Music Academy on Friday 20th of March at 7:30pm. This will feature our Brazilian residents musicians Almir Pessoa, Cibele Palopoli, and Pepe Barcellos. The World Heart Music Beat Academy has formed a […]
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Erased Tapes records hosted a beautiful piano concert in celebration of Piano Day 2016. Proceeds from the concert went towards the purchase of a brand new piano for our Early Years project on Patmore Estate.
Invalid Displayed Gallery In January World Heart Beat Music Academy student, Nathan Dawkins, was invited to a photoshoot at the Jimi Hendrix museum with Alesha Dixon to celebrate an £179 million investment into the arts by National Lottery. It’s very important to make sure in poor communities all around the country there are places that […]
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Kids Count Awards 2017 Winner of the Member’s of Parliament ‘Inspire the house’ best community group award at the Kids Count Awards. Kids Count are a fantastic national charity who aim to give young people a voice and a brighter future to help young people overcome disadvantages by listening, encouraging and promoting self-help. Each year […]
“The National Portfolio is a fresh, ambitious and wide-ranging group of organisations that we believe will bring new energy to the arts and cultural sector.” Arts Council England has just announced that World Heart Beat has been included as one of its National Portfolio Organisations for 2018 – 2022.
We have been shotlisted for the highly prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Learning and Participation’ award, the Oscars of the classical music world!
On Monday the 26th of June, at 7pm, Trevor Watkis, Tony Kofi, and Byron Wallen, hosted an evening celebrating World Heart Beat’s passion for Jazz. Our fantastic Jazz students showcased their talents across a varied programme.
Step into Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance’s Inclusive company, has commissioned Julian Joseph, our lead patron and top Jazz pianist, to create an original piece for Step Live! – a new dance piece. This will be premiered at the company’s ten-year anniversary celebrations at The Royal Festival Hall on Monday the 17th of July.
We are very excited to announce that on March 5th the World Heart Beat Show on Wandsworth Radio is hosting Mr Joseph Richard Abdulai aka ‘Soundboy Richie’, Africa’s Best Music Producer. Soundboy Richie has been blind since shortly after birth. He is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist; and has produced hits songs for […]
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Thanks to the Jack Petchey Organisation, we were able to take advantage of the Vlogstar Challenge workshop in which 10 of our students were invited to spend a day at YouTube and now 2 of our students are in the finals at BAFTA.
Read the full newsletter >> Since 2008, Music for Liberia has raised money for education in Liberia through a series of concerts and events featuring world renowned classical, African and jazz musicians. World Heart Beat students performed with performance poet Usifu Jalloh at a charity concert for Music For Liberia in November 2015.
We have been enjoying the Brazilian vibe here at World Heart Beat Music Academy as we were delighted to welcome back Almir Pessoa and Pepe Barcellos, two of the Brazilian musicians we formed a strong bond with through the Brazilian Music and Culture programme we were involved in last year.
Thanks to the generosity of the 606 Club and Julian Joseph Trio, we were able to hold a fantastic fundraising Jazz concert on 4th July.
The fantastic charity Guitar Giving recently donated us two beautiful acoustic guitars for our young guitar players to use. We are immensely grateful for this donation – the new guitars have already proven popular with our young guitarists on Friday evenings!