Beat the Drum!

The theme song for European Music Therapy Day 2019 is 'Beat the Drum', composed and arranged by Lizzy Dinghs. 

Download the lyrics and chords and sheet music.
What can you do with this song?

  • This song can be used for all Music Therapy Day activities. Of course you can translate it into your own language, you can also use it as a framework for improvisations.
  • Idea: record yourself performing this song, post it to Youtube and send the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


THE NETHERLANDS: Beat the Drum, song for European Music Therapy Day 2019, played and sung by Lizzy Dinghs & Friends.


POLAND: Beat the drum, song for European Music Therapy Day, played and sung by the music therapy students of the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music, Wroclaw. 

CYPRUS: Beat the drum, with the children from the Music Therapy Department Special School " Agios Spyridonas" Larnaca - Cyprus and music therapists Andrie Charalambous, Antonia Hadjieftychiou, Elena Eleftheriadou, Evi Christofi and Maria Chrysostomou Aristeidou. 

PORTUGAL: Beat the drum, in the XII International Music Therapy Meeting, in Leiria, Portugal.

SERBIAEuropean Music Therapy Day 2019, Serbia, Belgrade. The members of Association of Music Therapists of Serbia, candidates who learn music therapy in Hatorum Music Therapy Centre with own children send you regards and common song from Belgrade's Music Park at Ušće (the mouth of river Sava in Danube), a symbolical place when "West meets East". Beat the drum for professional music therapists in all hospitals, social care institutions and schools! Beat the drum for Music Therapy Law in all European countries! Beat the Drum! 

LITHUANIABeat the Drum - video recorded at the Art therapy (music, dance and drama) Experiential conference of First year Art therapy Masters study students.