Beat It Percussion works with a range of groups in the community. We are committed to developing our work with older people who are living with dementia. Beat It recognises the need for meaningful activities that allow people with dementia to communicate, contribute to a creative project and have fun. In March 2016 we won the Big Lottery's People's Project thanks to the public vote. This has enabled us to establish our new Drumming Together Programme in Herefordshire and Worcestershire for people lving with dementia and their care-givers.
During 2016 we have worked with retirement homes and nursing homes, adult day care services, Special Schools, mainstream schools, services for people with learning disabilities, carnivals, conferences and open public arts events. Our partnership with community group A Different Beat has enabled us to reach groups who otherwise would not have had access to live music-making. We are developing our Community Drumming programme provision with our new Brazil themed activities.
Beat It Percussion CEO Lynn Kay has been leading drumming workshops for the last 6 years. She has accumulated a wealth of percussive experience playing with numerous groups including Nova Guarda, Oya Batacuda and Malvern Samba. Her background in education and communication skills enables her to work effectively with groups of all abilities. With a classical music background Lynn is also an accomplished cellist.