Beat Factor Drum Group

2019 Dates:

Term 4: Tuesday 8 October- 10 December

Student Music Concert – 14 December, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

It should be a great day of music and drumming from our talented students and special guest artists.

Welcome to our new page where you will find more details about our new initiative in helping to develop skills in African, Latin, Middle-Eastern and World drumming.

The classes promote healthy living by having fun through drumming, as well as meeting and interacting with like minded residents in the community.

Our next class from Tuesday 8 October- 7.00 -8.30 pm

Saltwater Community Centre – Point Cook

Registration and bookings required – Mobile: 0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

Our normal New Beginners class -7.00 to 7.45 pm $15

Intermediate/ Advance Class 7.30 to 8.30 pm $20 for first class, then balance of Term payments required if you wish to continue.

Minimum of 5 people required to run the class.

 

Beat Factor Drum Group

                          Move to the Beat

    African – Samba – Calypso – Afro-Cuban

              Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm     Fees Apply

                 Saltwater Community Centre 

               153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

                 info@beatfactormusic.com    www.beatfactormusic.com

                Contact Rod- 0411 028 077

            Ensemble Director/Music Educator

 

Upcoming performances:

Point Cook Pop UP Park – Feb – March 2020

Werribee Pop Park – Jan – Feb 2020

Saltwater Community Centre – Grand Opening – New Youth Space

1 February 2020

Come along to the family park, and hear and see some great African and latin rhythms along from Beat Factor Drum Group and listen to some cool Jazz-funk grooves from AJP -Trio

The Beat Factor Drum Group

Workshops & Performances

 

Our FREE Class – Tuesday 3/9/19 as part of The Wyndham Learning Festival was a great success. Great to see some newcomers trying out on the percussion instruments and our regular members as well. Thanks everyone for attending Please see some photos below.

Saturday April 27, Point Cook Pop Up Park

with AJP -Trio

3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Saturday March 30, Point Cook Pop Up Park

with AJP -Trio

3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Saturday March 10, Point Cook Pop Up Park 

Point Cook Pop Up Park

 with AJP -Trio

3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Photo Gallery: March 10- PCPOPUP

 

Saturday February 23, Point Cook Pop Up Park

2.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Video & Photo Gallery: February 23,  PCPOPUP

Getting the Young ones and adults involved to the beat.

Photo Gallery: Sunday January 27th

Werribee Pop Up Park

Station Place, Werribee

Videos of Beat Factor Drum Group with Brazilian Dancers

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

Video link of performances:

Griot – African

 

Melting Pot V1.0 – Indian fusion with Samba

 

Friday December 7

Red Arcade Event

4.30 to 6.30 pm

28 Watton St, Werribee

 

Saturday December 15

Beat Factor Music Concert

Special Invitation only

Celebrating all of our students work during the year in Drum-kit, guitar and bass.

Featuring Drum solo items

Rock Bands

Jazz.Funk Bands

African Drumming – Beat Factor Drum Group

Special guest performers

Presentations & Christmas Raffle Draw

Food & refreshments after the concert for all.

September 15, 2018.

Emerge Cultural Network Gathering for artists and community members from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds in Wyndham and surrounding areas.

 

Rod from Beat Factor was invited by the Leadership Network, sponsored by Multicultural Arts Victoria, to speak on his background, music education and his music business, Beat Factor Music. Other discussions were on setting goals and planning strategies in order to build on your Arts business in the Wyndham area.

  • Met artists and community leaders from our neighbourhood;
    • Rod Pilois from Beat Factor talked about his journey setting up a music business in Wyndham;
    • Shared a meal and made new connections;
    • Found out about upcoming opportunities.

Participants at the FREE drum class on Tuesday 4 September, 2018 as part of the Wyndham Learning Festival week.

Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook.

 

Please call us or email to register your interest in the workshop/Classes

0411 028 077

Email: beatfactor@internode.on.net

Weekly Drum Workshop/classes now running  at Saltwater Community Centre

153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

Term 4  Dates:

Tuesday 9 October to Tuesday 4 December

 From 7.00 to 8.30pm

 

Point Cook Pop Up School Event – Point Cook Town Centre

September 1, 2018.

Rod with Roger and Praveen

Come and join in the fun, relax and re-energize yourself after a hard day at work. African Drums & Latin Percussion.

All instruments supplied.

Below are some photos from our August Drum Classes.
We welcome Tejwant and Anam.

Roger, Tejwant, Rod, Praveen & Anam from our Beat Factor Drum Group Class.

Not to mention our two Loyal students Praveen and Roger who have performed with the Beat Factor Drum Group a number of times now. Performances: Pop Up Park Point Cook, Saltwater Mid-Year Concert

Video: New Rhythm just learnt of African Yakani rhythm  from the gang.

Point Cook Pop Up Park Performances – March 17, 2018

african Practice

samba Practice

 

(See below for details)

SALTWATER_JANUARY Drum wkshops

Aims:
  • Create a fun, challenging and rewarding experience in a safe and non-intimidating environment which inspires learning
  • Provide a hands-on intercultural experience through drumming
  • Introduce African and other world drumming cultures to our community in Wyndham
  • To work collaboratively with organizations and community networks to develop and enhance the Arts through drumming activities.

  1. Drumming workshops will offered to all ages, from those new to drums to those who have a sense of rhythm and who would like to play.
  2. Workshops will cover drumming techniques and repertoire from around the world such as, African, Brazilian, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern to name a few.
  3. Authentic instruments (drums, bells, rattles) will be used in workshops
  • No musical experience or ability to read musical notation necessary  
  • Teaching and learning will be through – ‘Listen’, ‘watch’ and ‘Play’
  • Oral learning by sound syllables – ‘drum sounds’
  • Drum grid tablature provided for those interested

Outcomes

  1. Comprehend and articulate the connection between culture and musical practice in West African and other world drumming traditions.
  2. Develop and enhance individual practical skills in rhythm.
  3. Develop an appreciation and critical understanding of complex rhythmic interaction in ensemble playing transferrable to a range of musical contexts.

    

Some young people taking part in our Free Drum Workshop at Point Cook during August 2017.

Contact Rod Pilois 0411 028 077

Email: beatfactor@internode.on.net