Category Archives: Drum workshop

healthy living

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

 

 

african beats live

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

COMMUNITY DRUM CLASSES 2021 Classes


AFRICAN & SAMBA BEATS- Weekly Classes

PRESENTED BY BEAT FACTOR MUSIC

Regular GROUP CLASS DATES

RESUMES from 3 August

WHEN: Tuesdays

TIME:  Beginners Class: 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Intermediate/Advanced Class: 7.15 to 8.30pm

WHERE:Saltwater Community Centre, Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

For Expression of interest and booking, Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

New Adult Beginner Classes starting in August

COST: $10/$15 per class – under 18 years (5 weeks- $50/$70)

COST: $17.50/$22.50 per class – over 18 years (5 weeks – $75/$100)

COST: $25 per class – Casual/one off class

Family discounts available for two to four participants

ALL DRUMS & PERCUSSION SUPPLIED

BYO: Drums & Percussion (if preferred)

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 room and any other important details of the classes.

Please join us for a fun, educational and musical time.

About the Class:

The drumming class is uplifting, engaging and fun.

Participants will learn:

  1. African & Brazilian rhythms
  2. Instrument technique – Djembe- Dun Duns, Surdo, Caixa, Repenique and others more
  3. warm up exercises
  4. Set drum pieces
  5. creativity through rhythm.- Solos & improvisation skills

Experienced players and those with no experience are all welcome.

BYO: Drums (if preferred)

 If you don’t have a drum, hand or stick drums and percussion will be supplied in the class.

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 classes
  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 workshop classes

BEAT FACTOR MUSIC – AUGUST 2021

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

free online Drumming for all ages

Monday 30 November- 7.00 pm to 8.00pm On Zoom

As part of the Wyndham Learning Festival-23-30 November 2020

Beat Factor Music is proud to be involved again this year in the Festival, with over 140 online events.activities in the Wyndham area.

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.

FAQ: What if I don’t have a drum?

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

FAQ: I already know how to play and want to learn more?

We have our normal beginners classes running on Monday 7 & 14 December, from 7-8pm. Intermediate classes running on Tuesdays 8 & 15 December, from 7.30-8.30pm

Connect with your community for your wellbeing, stress relief and have fun.

Bookings Required on Eventbrite, link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wyndham-learning-festival-drumming-for-all-ages-tickets-127083533269

For Enquiries please contact us on:

info@beatfactormusic.com

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Drumming For All Ages

On-line Drum group classes

Due to the latest Stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne, Beat Factor Music will be continuing their Group classes on-line lessons via Zoom

Enquiries: info@beatfactormusic.com

Mobile: 0411 028 077

www.beatfactormusic.com/bfdrumgroup

Drum Group Classes Schedule below:

Mondays: 6.30pm to 7.30pm Beginners -All Ages

Tuesdays: 7.30 pm to 8.30pm Intermediate/Advanced

Fridays: 6.00 pm to 7.00pm African Drumming For Kids/Youths

Fridays: 7.30pm to 8.30pm African Drumming Adults/Seniors

Private Lessons in Drum-kit, Bass guitar, Acoustic and Electric Guitar are conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3.00 pm to 7.00pm.

Enquiries: info@beatfactormusic.com

Community drum jam – 14 march- PC pop up park-CANCELLED

Community Drum Jam

Point Cook Pop UP Park

Filmed and produced by Wyndham TV – copyright 2020

Move to the rhythm with the Beat Factor Drum Group on 14 March, from 2 to 3 pm at Point Cook Pop Up Park.

Play beats and help to make a big drum sound with their African, Samba rhythms.

BYO DRUMS or Sign up to book a drum and seat for you and your partner or family. info@beatfactormusic.com

Come along and join in the fun and drumming

A great family day

Help create something really special and bring our community together with power of drumming.

Rod – Ensemble Director – Beat Factor Drum Group

Info@beatfactormusic.com

Mobile: 0411 028 088

www.beatfactormusic.com/bfdrumgroup

Beat Factor Drum Group Performance

The Beat Factor Drum Group

will be performing on

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

as part of the AWAAZ Indian Drama Show.

presented by Samarpan Theatrical Arts

Tickets still available.

The show includes Indian drama, Bollywood dancing, vocal performances and our drumming group performing a mixture of indian and African rhythms.

Food and refreshments included.

Contact Rod – Ensemble Director 0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com for more information on details of the performances.

Beat Factor Drum Group – Term 4 Dates

Beat Factor Drum Group – Term 4 Dates

Anam, Praveen, Rod, Tejwant & Roger

TERM 4: 2018 BEATFACTOR DRUM GROUP SCHEDULE CLASSES:

SALTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE

WK 1: Tuesday 9 October

WK 2:  Tuesday 16 October

WK 3: Tuesday 23 October

WK 4: Tuesday 30 October

NO CLASSES – 6 NOVEMBER – MELB CUP

WK 5: Tuesday 13 November

WK 6:  Tuesday 20 November

WK 7: Tuesday 27 November

WK 8: Tuesday 4 December

Two possible Performances in December:

December 1 or 2 ( to be confirmed)

December 15 – ( confirmed)

BEAT FATOR MUSIC CONCERT – SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 

From 2.00/2.30 to 3.30 pm.

Solo Performances from music students, as well group performances from Junior and Senior Drum Ensembles, Rock & Jazz bands and special musical guests.

Refreshments and food afterwards.

Please mark the date in your diary as December is a busy time for everyone.
The group’s performance at this annual event would help celebrate the efforts and great talents from everyone in front of friends and families.
It’s a fantastic way to finish the year with interactive performances and with some good company before the summer holiday period.

Emerge Cultural Network Gathering in Wyndham

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

On Saturday 15 September, 2018, 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.

Thanks to Miriam from MAV and other local artists who came on the day for their support.