Beats By Girlz is empowering the next generation of women and gender-expansive people through music and technology

levelling up

Women, non-binary and trans people make up less than 5% of the music tech industry - we are here to change that

increasing access

We provide free, in-person, high quality music production education for people at all levels of their music production journeys

creating community

We are a community hub for music-makers and creatives to share skills and collaborate together in a friendly and welcoming environment

building confidence

We help people build the confidence and skills they need to flourish in and enjoy their music-making journeys

Meet the directors

Florence Glen

Florence is the founder and main course leader for BBG UK. A Folkestone-based singer-songwriter with roots in folk and acoustic music, Florence is a passionate advocate for increasing access in music, working hard in the Folkestone scene to improve opportunities for young people, women and gender minorities. Florence's self-produced tracks have been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and she continues to hone her craft and introduce more electronic elements into her music.

Tim smith

Tim (AKA Technical Finger) is the main producer and sound force behind Folkestone's Seaview Studio. He has released numerous tracks as a solo artist and has featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and other national radio stations. A regular on the nightclub DJ circuit, he is renowned for playing old skool Jungle and the hardest of Drum & Bass dancefloor shakers.

Rachel jones

Rachel was one of the students on the first BBG UK course back in 2021 and has since become a director and advocate for BBG UK. A local businesswoman, Rachel is highly involved in the fabric of the town and enjoys many hobbies from music-making to pottery to glass bead making!

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our partners

We are incredibly lucky to be able to count on the support of some key sponsors, without whom our work wouldn’t be possible.


We are very grateful for the support of Ableton software who provide us with licenses and training to support our educational goals


We are able to offer our students access to industry standard hardware equipment thanks to our partnership with Novation/Focusrite

Screen South

This partnership has enabled us to carry out our workshops at a consistent venue and access amazing opportunities to collaborate across different creative mediums

Beats by Girlz Global

We are incredibly well supported by the Beats by Girlz global mothership who support everything we do and help drive our mission forward

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