Drumming classes for Beginner and Intermediate levels
Event starts: 5 October
Event ends: 26 October
4 week course
2021 Session Dates- Term 4- Beginners& Intermediates
Session 1: 05/10/21 to 26/10/21- (4 weeks)Beg/Intermediates Session 2: 09/11/21 to 30/11/21-(4 weeks) Beg/Intermediates Session 3: 09/11/21 to 14/12/21-(6 weeks)- Intermediates Only
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.
Our online classes are recorded and are available for 7 days as a catch-up class.
Participants will learn African, Samba and other Rhythms, warm up exercises, set pieces and creativity through drumming.
Drum from the comfort of your own home.
NO DRUMS: No problems- DIY drum & percussion.
We can guide you through what to use around the household for our online classes.
The drumming class is uplifting & engaging
Be Inspired & Refreshed by the Power of Rhythm
African & Samba Drumming for Beginners runs in 4-week sessions, on Tuesdays, 6.30 pm – 7.15 pm (Melbourne Timezone).
African & Samba Drumming for Intermediates runs in 4-week sessions, on Tuesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.15 pm (Melbourne Timezone).
Pricing: Beginner Class– 4 week course
Earlybird Registration: Adult $50 Standard Price: Adult $60 Casual Class: $17.50 Earlybird Registration closes 5 days prior to workshop start date
Pricing Intermediate Class-4 week course
Earlybird Registration: Adult $60 Standard Price: Adult $70 Casual Class: $20 Earlybird Registration closes 5 days prior to workshop start date
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.
I wanted to purchase an affordable electronic drum kit for my drum classes at the school I teach in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. After some research and reviews I ordered the Roland TD-1DMK.
It ticked lots of boxes:
It was within my music budget. ($999.00- AUD)
All mesh pads
Compact size and sturdy
Rubber Kick pad included
Lots of drum-kit sounds to choose from to inspire students
Backing Tracks (15) for students to play along
Metronome function to help keep time
Coach function (10) to develop timing skills
Adjustable heights for Teenagers and Adult use
Easy to use drum module
For more detail on the review, please click here to read the full set-up stages and Pro’s and Con’s on the Roland TD-1DmKV.
First Impression- unboxing:
The unit comes in a compact box and but a little heavy, so two people may be required to safely lift it or using a trolley to move it to the set up area would be wise.
All the items such as tubular steel frames, drum pads, cymbal pads and electronic devices are securely well packed and can be taken out of the box easily.
Pro’s & Con’s
You may skip the Setting-up steps below if you are comfortable doing it yourself by following the manual (trial and error). And go to the end for the Pro’s and Con’s of the TD-1DMK
Begin by removing the main components of the kit one by one, e.g tubular steel frames and placing together on one side on the floor.
Do not remove from wrapping just yet.
Continue to remove other items from the main box, such as, drum pads and place in one spot, then the cymbals and last the electronic devices and place in a safe spot. But do not remove their packaging until you are ready to place them on the frame.
Start by unwrapping the tubular steel frame and lay it flat on the floor together. Follow the instructions in the manual to help you connect the frames together. This is the main frame that will hold all the other drum, cymbal pads and other accessories together. You may need another person to help you do this.
Once you have assembled the frame and it is upright, you need to move the clamps where you would like to position your drums and cymbal pads. Next fit the tom pads and snare pad holders into the clamps. Make sure you attach the bass drum pad and plate to the frame before moving it upright.
Insert the cymbal stands/arms to the clamps and move the clamps if required to get a better playing position. Unpack the cymbal pads and place them on the appropriate stands, e.g Hi-hat, crash or ride cymbal stand.
Attach the main controller to the left side of the frame. Then plug in all the cables to the controller and connect to appropriate drum and cymbal pads and pedals. Last, connect the power cable to the controller (brain) and connect to power outlet.
If all has been properly connected, switch the controller on and it lights up ready for you to try it out. You may use a headphone to hear the drum sounds or you may hook an external speaker so everyone can hear the drum sounds.
The frame feels sturdy and strong for an entry level drum kit.
The controller/module is basic but simple to use
The mesh pads feels good to play on
Tunable drum pads
Choice of 15 drum-kits
Good sound from the kits, Rock, Pop, Jazz styles
Metronome function to help in timing
Coaching feature to test you timing skills
Backing tracks to songs for playing along
Various songs in Rock, Funk, Country, Jazz styles
Aux input for iPhone playback
USB output to trigger drums from music software
Drum pads seems a bit small
No dual trigger on pads
Cymbal pads feels a little hard at times
Rubber Bass drum pad feels hard when playing. (noisy thud sound)
No bass drum pedal supplied (bass drum review coming soon)
No drum stool/sticks or headphone supplied (drum stool review coming soon)
No separate volume adjustments for backing track songs
Same input for headphone and external speaker
Above all a great little electronic drum kit for individual practice, band rehearsals and stage performance. You get a good V-drum set up made by Roland, which have V-drums to cater for all needs from hobbyist, students to full on professional drummers.
This the link of a good video tutorial I went through with my students, to help them listen, watch and follow instructions on setting up the TD-1DMK, each step of the way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIwdMqoucE
Thanks to my Year 8’ and two Year 7’s drum students who were keen to help me set-up the whole kit on the day.
To our regular and new students, due to the impact and disruption of the COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions, all lessons for Term 3 will be conducted On-Line via Zoom from Monday 20 July.
Music lessons will be held at your normal day and times as scheduled during Term 3. We will be using Zoom as our preferred video conferencing program, free download.. Skye and Facebook are also possible if preferred.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
All the best, Rod Pilois – Music Educator/Manager – Beat Factor Music