Freelance musician, music group and drum circle facilitator, health rhythms specialist experienced in working with all communities, special needs, team training and recreational drumming groups, also holistic and personal development groups.
ArtBeat connects people through shared music making. No matter what your age, background, or skill level, there is room in the music for everyone.
ArtBeat specialises in music for community, communication, health, and social wellbeing settings. By engaging and enabling our innate human capacities for musicality in rhythm, improvisation and song, these become ideal tools for bringing people together around a shared purpose.
Based in Glasgow, Scotland, and founded in 2002 by community music specialist Dr. Jane Bentley, ArtBeat has developed an international reputation for delivering unforgettable musical experiences with genuine meaning and depth.
The Buddy Beat was set up in 2007 as a collaboration between occupational therapist, Jeanette Allan, and community musician, Jane Bentley. The socially inclusive group structure remains deeply rooted in Occupational Therapy principles, while the musical methodology has been developed by Jane and the group. It has been informed by Jane’s PhD: developing a model of Integrative Musical Interaction - focusing on the social and communicative aspects of group music making.