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FEEL THE BEAT- DRUM CLASS

FEEL THE BEAT- DRUM  CLASS

PRESENTED BY BEAT FACTOR MUSIC

AFRICAN & BRAZILIAN DRUMMING

All levels Welcome – All Drums Supplied

SESSION 1: From Tuesday August 2,9,16,23 & 30

SESSION 2: From Tuesday October 4,11,18 & 25

(7.30pm to 8.30pm)

DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS WEEK- 4TH OCTOBER ONLY

(Half-price $10 pee person)

Please contact us for Registration or book directly on EVENTBRITE.

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 OCTOBER SESSIONS

Where: Woods Street Art Space, Laverton

44 Woods St, Laverton, Victoria, Melbourne

When: OCTOBER – 4,11,18 & 25 

Day & Time:Tuesdays 7.30pm – 8.45pm

All Drums supplied or BYO

  • 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
  • $80-for full course New members
  • 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

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 & INTERMEDIATE CLASS STARTING FROM OCTOBER 4TH -25TH

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

WOODS ST, ARTS SPACE- LAVERTON

1- Beginners & Intermediates

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.

NEW  BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE CLASS STARTING FROM OCTOBER 4TH -25TH

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

WOODS ST, ARTS SPACE- LAVERTON

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

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Soho Village Pop Up Park

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Point Cook Pop Up Park

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Altona Meadows Skate Park

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Roving at Point Cook Town Centre

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Holi Day Celebrations Event

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

The Beat Factor Drum Group 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:

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.

2022 Flyer – RUOK Day – Laverton Community Hub

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.

BEAT FACTOR DUO 

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 

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

drum & dance at Point Cook Pop up park performance

On February 28, the Beat Factor Drum Group were joined on stage with The Astara Belly Dancers for a joint performance on a number of drum pieces from Middle-eastern to Caribbean/Samba style. The special FriYay event event and sponsored by the Wyndham City council and co-hosted by the Point Cook Pop Up Park. A great night of entertainment was enjoyed by the community and a great contribution from all the other local artists as well Rod – Ensemble Director – Beat Factor Music

Middle Eastern Drum & Dance piece.

Combined performance by Beat Factor Drum Group & Astara Belly Dancers

Caribbean/Samba drum piece

Hot Mama
African Piece

Moving to the rhythm with the Beat Factor Drum Group and the Astara Belly Dancers, Point Cook Pop UP Park, February 2020.