Thanks to support from wagamama’s Bowl to Soul Fund
Last week, our first ever schools’ concert for children in Years 4, 5 and 6 from Griffin Primary School took place at our stunning new concert hall at Embassy Gardens, as part of our new First Beats music programme. For many of the children who live in the residential estates in Queenstown Ward, Nine Elms, it was their first experience of live music.
The concert was performed by Tatiana Berman, an inspiring young violinist. She was accompanied on piano by our Head of Department, Michael Csányi-Wills. All the children received free ice creams, which brought even more joy to the occasion.
First Beats is a new programme which intends to break down barriers and introduce more children living in the area around our new building to music. Each week we collect pupils from their school at the end of the day and bring them to World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, where they are given the opportunity to try different instruments including guitar, piano, singing, brass and strings. They also have chance to spend time in our recording studios and learn how music is written and produced. We hope many of the children will become regular students at World Heart Beat over time.
With special thanks to wagamama
wagamama has generously support the participation of Griffin Primary School in the First Beats music programme for one year, and we are also working with Herbert Morrison Primary School, which is nearby. We hope that other companies and individuals will want to support our First Beats programme, so we can extend and sustain our work as a charity in this area.