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BEAT FACTOR DRUM CIRCLE SESSIONS

Join us for our monthly Drum Circle class sessions at Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook.

Last Thursday of the month.

2023 Sessions: Next session:  31 August

We provide all drums, bells, Shakers, Djembes, Darbukas, Caxixis, Surdos and Dun Duns or feel free to bring your own drum.

Our experience teacher is fully qualified and has the ability to teach diverse levels, from beginners to experienced drummers.

Whether you’re comfortable playing simple parts or to try out our more advanced and complex parts, we cater for you, so you can join in the class.

Our monthly drum session held on the last Thursday of the month is open to all who want a go at drumming and tap in to their inner rhythm.

Includes hire of drums and various percussion instruments.

It’s refreshing, exhilarating and fun.

When: Last Thursday of the month- upcoming Thursday 31 August

Where: Saltwater Community Centre- Room 1

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: $20 per person

Discounts: For two or more people or families please contact us directly.

info@beatfactormusic.com

For single Bookings and registrations on Eventbrite see link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beat-factor-drum-circle-sessions-tickets-667962342347

Point Cook Drum Circle Class Sessions

Presented by Beat Factor Music

Join us for our monthly Drum Circle class sessions at Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook.

Last Thursday of the month.

2023 Sessions: Next session:  27 July

We provide all drums, bells, Shakers, Djembes, Darbukas, Caxixis, Surdos and Dun Duns or feel free to bring your own drum.

Our experience teacher is fully qualified and has the ability to teach diverse levels, from beginners to experienced drummers.

Whether you’re comfortable playing simple parts or to try out our more advanced and complex parts, we cater for you, so you can join in the class.

Drum Session
Drum Circle Class Session

The class has a supportive and friendly atmosphere for anyone with all abilities who wants to drum, groove out on Afro, middle-eastern and Samba rhythms and feel great.

All are welcome.

Please note a minimum of 5 people required to run the classes. Places limited to 15-20 participants.

Places are limited, so bookings and registration required.

Please click on Eventbrite link.

or for weekly class sessions, please contact us below.

  • WHEN: Thursday 27 July 2023
  • WHERE: Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook
  • TIME: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • COST: $20 per person 
  • Bookings and registrations on Eventbrite
  • https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beat-factor-drum-circle-sessions-tickets-667962342347
  • DISCOUNTS: For two or more people and families, please contact us directly. ($35 for two people)

MOBILE: +61 (0)411 028 077

WEB: www.beatfactormusic.com/workshops

Christmas Greetings & 2023 Dates

From everyone at Beat Factor Music we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a safe & Happy New Year.

Our Music Teaching Studio will be closed over the Christmas and January period. The Studio will be re-opening from Monday the 6th February 2023. Drum Group classes for beginners will resume from Thursday 2nd February at Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook.

Bookings and registrations are now open for 2023 private or group lessons.

Thanks to all for your continuing support throughout the year. In the meantime I hope that you all have a great holiday break, stay safe and a happy New Year. 

Merry Christmas from Rod -Beat Factor Music

FEEL THE BEAT- DRUM CLASS

FEEL THE BEAT- DRUM  CLASS

PRESENTED BY BEAT FACTOR MUSIC

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2023 CLASSES STARTING JULY.

DRUMMING FOR BEGINNERS

ADULTS- TEENS -KIDS

All levels Welcome – All Drums Supplied

TWO LOCATIONS:

1. WOODS ST ARTS SPACE, LAVERTON-TUESDAYS-Intermediates-From 1 August, 2023

2. Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook-THURSDAYS-Beginners-From 13 July,2023

(7.30pm to 8.30pm)

Please contact us for Registration 

COST: FROM $15-KIDS & TEENS

FROM $25 ADULTS

Contact

Rod Pilois- Ensemble Director- Beat Factor Drum Group
Mobile: +61 411028077
Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

(No walk in on the day)

NEXT INTAKE FOR ENROLLMENTS ARE OPEN NOW FOR JULY AND AUGUST SESSIONS

Where: Woods Street Art Space, Laverton

44 Woods St, Laverton, Victoria, Melbourne

2023 Classes: 

Next Class Starts: Tuesday 1 AUGUST TO 12 SEPTEMBER

Day & Time:Tuesdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm

All Drums supplied or BYO

Beat Factor Drum Workshops

Join Beat Factor Drum for weekly workshops where intermediate to advanced drummers can explore an array of genres including Afro-Cuban, West-African, and Brazilian-Caribbean styles. Workshops run on Tuesday evenings between 7pm-9pm.

Don’t have any experience? A special beginner’s class is held on the first Tuesday of each month for anyone wanting to have a go. Next open session for newcomers on Tuesday 1 August from 7.30pm. $15 p.p

Bookings can be made direct or through Eventbrite.

https://www.beatfactormusic.com/workshops

  • Come and learn drums and play African and Samba rhythms
  • Share in the music and culture and have fun the same time
  • Open to all levels of experience
  • Easy Step by Step learning
  • 4 Week course concludes certificate of Completion
  • $110-for 4 WEEK course
  • Places limited, please book in early 
  • All attendants must book and register to attend classes
  • No Walk ins at venue on the day will be allowed
  • Beat Factor Drum Workshops

For more details on our Beginners and Intermediate classes

Please visit: https://www.beatfactormusic.com/workshops/

FOR  REGISTRATIONS AND INFO:

Contact

Rod Pilois- Ensemble Director- Beat Factor Drum Group
Mobile: +61 411028077
Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

NEW  BEGINNERS  CLASS STARTING FROM 13 JULY 2023

Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

SALTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE, POINT COOK

1- Beginners

Learn African and Samba drumming in a safe, fun and creative environment.

The classes are designed for beginners through to those who have some experience in drumming and who would like to learn new rhythms and refine their skills and technique.

The classes are for those who want to discover their inner rhythm and creativity, learn new skills and be challenged, improve their coordination, muscle memory, flexibility, and overall well being while drumming to awesome music.

 

The drumming class is uplifting & engaging

Fun and great for your mental health and well-being.

Contact

Rod Pilois- Ensemble Director- Beat Factor Drum Group
Mobile: +61 411028077
Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

To find out more or make a booking, please visit: https://beatfactormusic.com/workshops/

 

Upcoming Performances

BEAT FACTOR – SOLO, DUO AND GROUP PERFORMANCES

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African & Samba Beats Live performance & Workshops. Presented by Beat Factor 

From Solo, Duo and Group performances. Beat Factor will be performing their own brand of African and Samba Beats at the following dates:

Come down, have some fun and be part of this free community event.

Enjoy the sound of the African Drums and the infectious rhythms of the Samba beats.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS:

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Join us for a special event to launch the latest Woods Street Arts Space program.

The Woods Street Arts Space Program Launch is open to all to connect, explore and celebrate what Woods Street Arts Space has to offer.

Beat Factor Solo Drumming (Rod) 4.45pm & 6.45pm

RIVER FESTIVAL- WYNDHAM PARK, WERRIBEE

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER- 12PM TO 5PM

Our Beat Factor Adult drummers will be performing at the River Festival from 3.300pm to 4.00pm, with a procession along the river with Mr Platypus and others as part of World River week. Wyndham Park, Werribee. Come down, lots of activities for kids and all.

Local artists performing at the River Festival. Photo courtesy of Wyndham Star Weekly. (Digital edition)

Beat Factor Monthly Drum Sessions

OCT 3, NOV 14 & DEC 5

         All Welcome- All Drums Supplied

           Woods St Arts Space, Laverton

            Presented by Beat Factor Music

               TUESDAY 7.30pm-8.30pm

  • Friendly atmosphere and all abilities welcome
  • $10 Kids- $15 Teens – $20 Adults per session

                           To Register and for more info please contact us

info@beatfactormusic.com

Contact Rod 0411 028 077

Beat Factor Weekly Drum Classes

New Term starts from Thursday October 5- Point Cook

Beat Factor Music presents

Drumming for Beginners

The Drum Class is ideal for those who want to try out or improve their skills in hand and stick drumming. African and other styles of drumming will be covered.

WHEN: Thursday October 5th to November 30th 2023

TIME:  7.30 to 8.30pm

WHERE: Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook

Bookings 0411 028  077- Email: info@beatfactormsuic.com

4 week course or casual classes

Cost: $104 for 4 weeks or pay per class $30

Firefly Night Market- Tarneit

  • Beat Factor Drum Group, Saturday 24 June

  • Performing African and Samba drumming-5.00pm -5.45pm

  • Penrose Promenade Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit, 3.00pm – 9.00pm

https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/firefly-night-market

March 2023:

  • African Festival, Saturday 18 April- 2 to 3pm
  • Beat Factor Drum Workshop
  • Presented by Beat Factor Music
  • Free African Drumming workshop-For Photos click the link: FEEL THE BEAT- DRUM CLASS
  • Point Cook Pop Up Park

   

 

  • Cultural Diversity Week, Harmony Day
  • Tuesday 21 March- 12.15pm & 3pm- Wyndham Civic Centre, Werribee 
  • Beat Factor Solo Performance

 

April 2023:

Gaia The Band- Reggae Classics by Bob Marley
  • Lakeside Alive Festival, Saturday 1st April
  • Lake Caroline, Caroline Springs- 1pm & 5pm

Johnny Longshot- Jamaican Ska Music & originals
  • Mama Chen’s, Footscray. Sunday 23 April, 3-4pm
  • The Espy Basement-Esplanade Hotel, St.Kilda, 28 April

   

May 2023:

  • Post Office Hotel, Coburg, 5 May- from 9pm
Johnny Longshot- Jamaican Ska Music
 

 

June 2023:

Beat Factor Drum Group- African & Samba Drumming
Firefly Tarneit Market- Saturday 24 June, 5-6pm
Penrose Promenade Park, Tarneit

Previous Workshops & Performances

February 2023:

  • Drum Workshop:  Odessy House, Werribee-16 Feb 2023
with Beat Factor Solo

 

 

  • Wyndham Multicultural Lunar Festival-4 February, 2023
with Beat Factor Drum Group

 

January 2023:

  • Altona Library: School -Holiday Program- 23 January 2023 
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  • Private Function- Sanctuary Lakes Hotel, 28 Jan
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NOVEMBER 26, POINT COOK POP UP PARK

POINT COOK TOWN CENTRE-2022

2.00PM TO 3.30PM
Beat Factor Drum Group

Come down and listen to The Beat Factor Drum Group perform from African rhythms, Samba Reggae to Samba rhythms of Rio de Janeiro. Our new beginners class featuring adults and teens will also be performing for the first time. So come down and join in the fun.

 

SEPTEMBER 8: 10.00AM TO 11.30AM

RUOK DAY- LAVERTON COMMUNITY HUB-PERFORMANCE

Sausage Sizzle and other activities such as yoga, games & counsellors.

Beat Factor Drum Group performing African and Brazilian drumming for the event for the community.

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SEPTEMBER 17, OUT & ABOUT FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE 

TIME: (TBC) Bruce Comben Reserve, Altona Meadows

Beat Factor Drum Group performing on stage with their brand of Brazilian drumming for the event for the community.

SEPTEMBER 29, HOPPERS CROSSING LIBRARY-DRUM WORKSHOP

with Rod from Beat Factor

7.30PM TO 8.30PM

 

RECENT PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS (see below)

For more photos go to our ‘Events Page’

AUGUST 6: 11.00AM TO 12.30PM

SEABROOK SHOPS, POINT COOK ROAD

EVENT LAUNCH BY HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL

Beat Factor Duo performing Brazilian drumming and making a bit of a noise roving around the shops of Seabrook to launch the opening of the Art  work.

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Beat Factor Duo: Rod & Richard

AUGUST 6 – The Lomond Hotel, Brunswick Johnny Longshot- 9.00pm to 11.30pm

Rod from Beat Factor  will be performing some great Jamaican Ska music with Melbourne’s 6 piece Ska band, Johnny Longshot at Melbourne’s famous Live music venue. $10 entry

 

MAY 21 – The Lomond Hotel, Brunswick Johnny Longshot- 9.00pm to 11.30pm

May 21- Rod from Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing with Melbourne’s 6 piece Ska band, Johnny Longshot on Saturday May 21 at Melbourne’s famous Live music venue, The Lomond Hotel in Brunswick. Come down and skank away the night with us. Door charge $10

 

MAY 27 – Altona Meadows Library Event Launch-Performance- 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Friday May 27 from 3.30 pm to 4.30pm. The Beat Factor Drum Group will be part of a special launch presented by Hobsons Bay City Council at the Altona Meadows Library. Guest speakers and lots of fun for the family, with refreshments, face paining and African and Brazilian drumming performance from us as usual.

MAY 29 –MulticulturalEvent Festival

Point Cook Town Centre-6.00 pm to 6.30pm

May 29-from 6.00pm to 6.30pm, followed by Fireworks in the evening. The Beat Factor Drum Group have been invited to be part of this special combined event presented by Wyndham City Council at the Point Cook Town Centre. Lots of food, rides and fun for the family, live music and African and Brazilian drumming performance from us as usual.

PAST PAST PERFORMANCES:

Point Cook Pop Up Park, Sat 12 Feb and 12 March, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Point Cook Town Centre, Murnong St, Point Cook.

Soho Village Pop Up Park, 26 Feb and 26 March, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm, Adelphi Blvd, Point Cook

Our community drumming group are always looking for new participants to join our weekly classes in Point Cook. If interested, Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

Roddi- Solo instrumentalist playing cool tunes in Latin-Jazz, Reggae, Pop and originals.

Soho Village Pop Up Park, Friday 18 Feb and 11 March, from 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Adelphi Blvd, Point Cook. A great way to chill out on a Friday afternoon and enjoy a drink at Hopheads.

Contact us for more details:

info@beatfactormusic.com1

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Thank you to CoLocal and Saltwater Community Centre for their ongoing support.

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Beat Factor Drum Group in the Studio.

Photo courtesy of Angus Smith.

Our adult students and community drum classes is featured in a special article in the Westside Living Magazine, by Provincial Media.. The main story was written by journalist Carol Saffer and photos by Angus Smith.

Please click on the link below for the full story on page 36.

 

So honored and humble to be part of this article. I felt like a Rock star as did my students, it was fun. Enjoy the article, where you can hear from the students themselves on the classes. Lots of other stories as well in the magazine.

Always looking for more participants to join our community drumming classes in Point Cook. Classes run weekly on Tuesdays in Point Cook.

Beginners classes 6.30 pm- Intermediate classes from 7.15pm.

No experience required, just a willing to have fun and beat the drum.

Contact: Rod Pilois- Ensemble Director

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Email:info@beatfactormusic.com

Website: www.beatfactormusic.com

www.facebook.com/beatfactormusic

 

 

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African Beats live performance presented by Wyndham’s own Beat Factor Drum Group.

The Beat Factor Drum Group and its students will be performing their own brand of African Beats at the Williams Landing Pop Up Park, 16th April (5.00-6.30pm), Overton St, Williams Landing.

And at the Point Cook Pop UP Park on April 17th
(3-4.30pm), Murnong St, Point Cook Town Centre.

This is a FREE event for all ages.

Come down and enjoy the rhythms of the Djembe drums and the big Dun Dun African Drums.

Join in the fun and maybe have a play with the group if you are keen.

Thank you to CoLocal and Saltwater Community Centre for their ongoing support.

Weekly classes in African & Brazilian Beats starting from 27 April at Saltwater Community Centre, 7.00 – 8.30pm

For bookings and enquiries call 0411 028 077

or Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

AFRICAN BEATS Performances

Friday 16th April- Williams Landing Pop Up Park, 100 Overton Rd, Williams Landing

(5pm-6.30pm)

Saturday 17th April- Point Cook Pop Up Park- Murnong st, Point Cook

(3.00pm -4.30pm)

The Beat Factor Drum Group and its students will be performing their brand of African Beats at the Pop UP Park in Point Cook in March

This is a Free event and suitable for all ages.

Come down to the Community Pop Up Parks and enjoy the rhythms of the Djembe drums and the big Dun Dun African drums.

Thanks to CoLocal and Saltwater Community Centre for their on going support.

The Beat Factor Drum Group runs its ‘African Beats’ classes every Tuesday at the Saltwater Community Centre, 7pm to 8.30pm

For enquiries or Bookings:
Email: info@beatfactormusic.com
Mobile: 0411 028 077 

Wyndham Learning Festival, African & Samba Beats-2 Sept-Now On line


AFRICAN & SAMBA DRUMMING CLASS  (NOW ONLINE)

2 September, 7.00pm-8.00pm on Zoom.

Connect with your community for your wellbeing and have fun.

PRESENTED BY BEAT FACTOR MUSIC

Join us for this Free On-line Community Drum class, as part of the Wyndham Learning Festival.

No Drums-no problem, participants can try out their rhythmic skills on tables, chairs, buckets, pots and pans, utensils, pencils & pens, rulers, body percussion and anything that they can use around the house as a drum.

BYO drums: Djembe, congas, bongos, snare drum, any hand or stick drum, hand percussion, or any other creative percussive instrument to the session, all welcome.

This class is designed for beginners through to those who have some experience in drumming. No musical ability is required.

Participants will learn African to Rock- Hip-Hop rhythms, warm up exercises, set rhythmic parts, sound textures and creativity through drumming.

The drumming class is uplifting & engaging

Bookings required:

This event is being presented by Beat Factor Music with the support of the Wyndham Learning Festival.

Registrations on Eventbrite

or through Wyndham Learning Festival Facebook page

Please contact us if this is of interest to you and we would be happy to guide you through and make some interesting percussive sounds together.

For more information on the Free drum class

Please email info@beatfactormusic.com or bfmusic15@gmail.com

Contact Rod- Ensemble Director, Drum Educator,

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Web: www.beatfactormusic.com

‘Happy Drumming’

Rod Pilois_ Ensemble Director

If you need more drumming in your life

Our regular face to face classes are held on 

WHEN: Tuesdays-NOW ONLINE

TIME:  Beginners Class: 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Intermediate/Advanced Class: 7.30 to 8.30pm

WHERE:Saltwater Community Centre, Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook/CURRENTLY ON-LINE

For Expression of interest and booking,

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

ALL DRUMS & PERCUSSION SUPPLIED

FEES APPLY:

BYO: Drums & Percussion (if preferred)

info@beatfactormusic.com

bfmusic15@gmail.com

Mobile: 0411 028 077

 

 

DRUM JAM#2-FREE

AFRICAN BEATS

PRESENTED BY BEATFACTOR MUSIC

WHEN: Saturday 16th Jan – 2.00pm to 3.00pm

WHERE: Saltwater Reserve, Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

BYO: Drums, Percussion, Sticks, Straps, Seat & Water

DRUM HIRE: $5-$10 Per Drum

Please note, due to COVID, registration is required via Email below

info@beatfactormusic.com

bfmusic15@gmail.com

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Once registered, we will send out meeting location of the Drum Jam and any other important details of the event.

Please join us for a fun and musical afternoon.

About the Free Class:

The drumming class is uplifting, engaging and fun.

Participants will learn African rhythms, technique, warm up exercises and creativity through rhythm.

Experienced players and those with no experience are all welcome. BYO: Djembe, congas, bongos, darbuka, etc…

 If you don’t have a drum, use a bucket, chair, box or simply tap on your legs.

Connect with your community for your wellbeing and have fun.

Social distancing required – Hand Sanitizers provided

Supported & Permission granted by Wyndham City Council.

‘Happy Drumming’

Rod Pilois

Ensemble Director

Beat Factor Drum Group

Please note:

Beat Factor Music reserve the right to cancel the event:

  1. If not sufficient participants are registered prior to the event
  2. In case of bad or severe weather warnings
  3. New Health and Safety concerns according to the Health authorities
  4. That it is unsafe to go ahead with the outdoor event

BEAT FACTOR MUSIC – JANUARY 2021