World Heart Beat Music Academy

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World Heart Beat Music Academy is an arts organisation and charity based in Wandsworth, South West London, England. World Heart Beat provides access to instruments and free or subsidized music tuition to children and young people aged between 5 and 24 years, particularly those who come from challenging and disadvantaged backgrounds. The academy teaches traditional and contemporary music in a variety of genres including Asian, Celtic, Eastern European, Gypsy, Jazz and Reggae.[1] Sahana Gero, founder of World Heart Beat, opened the academy in 2012, with the help of a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative Award and support from local residents and businesses.[2] In 2013 Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry launched their UK Music Fund, to promote talented young musicians in the UK and partnered with World Heart Beat to provide 10 student scholarships per year.[3][4] Every summer, Gucci also enables two students from the academy to participate in the annual Grammy Camp held in Los Angeles.[5] Today World Heart Beat teaches music and provides a wealth of personal development opportunities to over 260 children and young people.[6]

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  1. ^ "Shereen: Sahana Gero: Extended Interview". BBC Radio Scotland. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Miranda, Kate (2014-01-01). "World Heart Beat Music Academy" (Web). Time and Leisure. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  3. ^ Fure, Elle. "Gucci UK Music Fund: Italian Luxury Label Boosts British Music Talent". idesigntimes.com. IBT Media. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  4. ^ Alexander, Ella (10/04/2013). "Gucci launches UK Music Fund". Vogue. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  5. ^ "UK Music Fund". Gucci.timeless.com. Gucci. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Donnelly, Sophie (2014-02-27). "The tiny music school that captured Hollywood's heart". Express. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 

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