Beat It Percussion CIC's vision: we work with a groups of people in the community to share music-making. Our primary focus is on people who are living with dementia and their carers who benefit from the practical, emotional and social support provided by our interventions.
In March 2016 we won the Big Lottery's People's Project. Beat It is now established as an excellent provider of specialised music interventions for people living with dementia. We are developing our Drumming Together programme across the West Midlands and Wales.
Recent projects have included:
CEO Lynn Kay has been leading drumming workshops for the last 7 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.
Photo above: Beat It at Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford with Young Dementia UK, Nov 2016. Photo courtesy of Judie Waldmann