“I’ve been very fortunate to have my passion in music transformed into a musical career as a music educator and performer, seeing others connect through the power of music”. 

Rod Pilois- Educator/Performer 

Rod Pilois

Rod Pilois is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator, ensemble director and music producer he seamlessly blends Pop, Jazz, Latin, Reggae and world music influences into his unique and authentic music.

Beat Factor Music Academy

As a music educator, Rod provides one on one music tuition in Drum-kit, bass, guitar and music technology to his growing list of students on a daily basis through his music tuition service, known as Beat Factor Music Academy.

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Community Drumming Classes

As an accomplished percussionist, educator and artist Rod Pilois from Beat Factor Music brings people together through the joy of making music. Rod’s passion for connecting with people of all backgrounds and skill levels, allows them to explore their inner-self and bring out the inner rhythm within the participantsz.

Healthy Living Article – Westside Living

‘Give Me a Beat’ Winter Edition 2021

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.

Photo courtesy of Angus Smith.

Feel the Beat-‘Star Weekly’ article on Drum Class and performance-2021

The article discusses Rod Pilois, an instrumentalist and music educator, organizing African and Brazilian drum sessions in Point Cook. Open to participants of all skill levels, the structured workshops aim to share Pilois’s extensive drumming knowledge. Attendees can learn to play the African dun dun drums, and sessions will take place on Tuesdays from March 2 to March 30 at the Saltwater Community Centre. The article also highlights the cost, COVID safety measures, and registration details, along with upcoming performances by Pilois and his students at local pop-up parks.

Rhythms of The World ‘Wyndham Star Weekly’

The article is about Rod Pilois, a musician and educator, who is introducing diverse world rhythms, including samba, calypso, reggae, and African music, to Point Cook through his Beat Factor Drum Group. Pilois, with a background in music education and performance, shares his passion for music by teaching drums, guitar, and bass. The classes take place at the Saltwater Community Centre on Tuesdays until June 26, with a focus on fostering a love for global rhythms among participants

Commonwealth Games Media Launch – Federation Square – Melbourne 2006

Rod, special guest judge with Luc and Simon from Cranbourne Music- RockFest 2019

Jamaican Music Festival- 2019

Samba Drum Ensemble – Brunswick Street Festival- Melbourne

Samba Drum Ensemble – Brunswick Street Festival- Melbourne

African Drumming-Moomba Festival

Rod on Drum-kit – Soul Band – Hamer Hall – Arts Centre

Drumming up a storm at The Fringe Festival – Melbourne

Testing Drums for rehearsals with STRIKE Percussion Ensemble from New Zealand- Commonwealth Games Melbourne – 2006

AFL Grand Final Parade – Melbourne – Batacuda Drum Ensemble

Moomba Float

Preparing for Rehearsals for Commonwealth Games Entertainment – Melbourne 2006

Sega Music- Drum & Dance

Press kit:

Rod on Djembe Drum

On Snare Drum

Rod playing Special Talking Drum

Community Drumming workshop

Rod on Djembe Drum

Rod on Drum-kit

Rod on African Dun Dun drums

Team Building Drum workshops- Beat Factor Music