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.


FRANCEClip de promotion de la Journée Européenne de Musicothérapie Thème Beat the drum! 15 novembre 2019.

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.  

SLOVENIA: Najdi čas - Slovenian verison of song Beat the drum for European Music Therapy Day 2019. As every year, recorded by the music therapy students at Intitute Knoll (Slovenia) in november 2019. Music & lyrics: L. Dinghs, Netherlands. Slovenian lyrics: A. Mlinar. 

GERMANYBeat the drum! song for European Music Therapy Day 2019. Live recorded on 15.11.2019 in Berlin with music therapists from Germany.

FINLAND: Happy European Music Therapy Day from Finland, Beat the drum! improvisation.  

AUSTRIABeat the Drum! - song for European Music Therapy Day 2019. Live recorded by music therapy students at MdW (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) in november 2019. 


GERMANY: On 19th November 2019, 50 participants (music therapy students and young professionals) from all over Germany, Vienna and Zurich met in Heidelberg. In line with the 6th European Music Therapy Day, they started the weekend musically and performed the theme song "Beat the Drum".

SERBIABeat the drum by the professional interdisciplinary team from Musicorn (Nis, Serbia): Ivana Ilic, Nikola Roy Chaudhury, Marija Stojanovic, Marina Micovic. Many thanks to our friends who participated: Ivana Milosevic, Milica Dejanovic, Marko Micicic (video production).