The World Heart Beat Music Academy

We envision a world where music, as a universal form of communication, bridges cultural, political, economic and linguistic barriers.

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Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms

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At our academy in Wandsworth, we teach a wide range of instruments and cater for a variety of musical styles and abilities. The majority of our classes are for children and young people aged 5-19 years, however we do have special courses for adults and babies too.

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Checkout the list of classes and timetable via the button below…

Classes & Timetable

 

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Arnaldo Cogorno’s Piano Recital on 19 May

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 […]

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Summer Vocal Fiesta

Wandsworth’s annual arts extravaganza returns in May 2019 for its tenth anniversary! We are delighted that World Heart Beat Music Academy can be a part of it!  Come along on the 17th May 2019 to hear the wonderful performances from our young vocalists. Click the link below to book your tickets now: https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2019/summer-vocal-fiesta  

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Piano Party on the 23rd June!

Come and join us in support of our wonderful young pianists on June 23rd 2019! Since the success of our first Piano Party in 2013 we have made the event an annual occasion. Each party celebrates the excellence and hard work of our piano students, with performances featuring their favourite pieces and original compositions.

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The Stardust Jazz Choir

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 […]

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Contemporary Band Gig Class

  Our wonderful contemporary band class runs on a Friday from 5.30-6.30 (intermediate class) and 7.30-8.30 (advanced class). Led by the talented vocalist and guitarist Sian Kelly, this class gives an opportunity for young musicians to showcase their skills and come together to learn how to perform the pieces they all love. Keyboard/piano players, bassists, […]

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Arnaldo Cogorno Piano Recital

  You are invited to a wonderful piano recital on the 18th November at 5pm! Born in Venezuela, Arnaldo Cogorno has been a student at World Heart Beat for many years working with Michael Csányi-Wills, as well as mentoring students. In preparation for his upcoming music college auditions, Arnaldo will be playing an excellent programme […]

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Guggi’s Embassy Gardens Irish Event

World Heart Beat Music Academy had the pleasure of performing at the Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite on October 3rd amongst some amazing creatives and top A-list celebrities at the unveiling of Guggi’s outdoor art sculpture, entitled ‘Rice Bowl’. The event was led by our new friends at Ballymore and Embassy Gardens and featured speeches from […]

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Piano Party on the 15th December!

  Come and join us at 4pm on the 15th of December for a wonderful performance from all of our pianists here at World Heart Beat! It is a lovely occasion every year that allows our musicians to showcase their talent and the outstanding progress that they have made.

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Speaker’s House – 16th October 2018

Some students at World Heart Beat Music Academy were invited to play at the State Rooms in Speakers House Palace Westminster by Baroness Floella Benjamin and guests on Tuesday the 16th of October; the music included a gypsy ensemble lead by Laci Olah and a group from the jazz programme. We are extremely grateful for […]

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Winstanely Christmas Celebration

This year World Heart Beat were invited to artistically direct the community program at the Winstanely and York Road Regeneration Christmas carol celebration, uniting the elderly and school communities. We put on a great show with performances varying from vocalists Sian Kelly and Ava Joseph, our New Orleans Second Line group and Christmas carols played […]

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Workshop with film composer Alex Heffes

On the 17th July World Heart Beat had the wonderful experience of having a workshop with the inspirational British film composer Alex Heffes. His film scores include those for the BAFTA-winning Touching the Void, and Oscar-winning movies One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland, and Inside Job. Heffes was nominated for the Golden […]

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WHB at the US Embassy 4th July Party!

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 […]

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Julian Joseph Book Launch and Signing 16th of July

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, […]

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Piano Party-Music for Liberia

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 […]

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