Beat Factor Community Drum Workshops – First Class FREE:

Join Rod (Ensemble Director) from Beat Factor  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 Thursday evenings between 7.30pm-8.30pm

  • When: Thursdays
  • Next Start Date: 8 February to 29 March
  • Where: Saltwater Community Centre- Community Room 1
  • Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • First Class- FREE
  • Cost: $120 per person for 4 weeks or $35 casual class per person
  • Discounts: For two or more people or families please contact us directly.
  • Bookings and registrations required, please contact us below:

Click here to Enquire or Enrol
Mobile: + 61 (0)411 028 077

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More drum workshop in Point Cook- Everyone having fun and leaning new skills.


Beatfactor Community Drum Classes have been running in the Wyndham area for approximately 8 years. Instructor, performer and multi-instrumentalist, Rod Pilois is very passionate and committed to the discipline and art form of drumming. He is a qualified and dedicated music educator that loves to share his skills, knowledge, and expertise with people of all ages and levels of drumming. As a long-term music educator and performer in the art of drumming, he can attest to its many benefits that include, improved coordination, enhances energy, improved focus, reduction in stress levels, improves well-being, it’s fun and keeps you fit and healthy.

Point Cook Beatfactor Drum Classes are held on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the Saltwater Community Centre, community room 1, 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook, Victoria, Melbourne. The centre is spacious with parking facilities. Community room 1 is large with heating in winter and cooling in summer, making it ideal for all year-round location for learning community drumming. 

The Point Cook venue offers classes in African djembe hand drums and the larger dun dun stick drums. Whilst other hand percussion such as Bells and shakers are also used to enhance the rhythm of the pieces learnt. Classes are available for both beginners and intermediate students.

Other forms of drumming are taught after a certain time, such as Samba drumming style. Our students love using all the Brazilian percussion such as the 4 large Surdo Drums, Snare/Caixi drums for lovers of stick drums and other hand percussion instruments, Tamborims and Ganza to add the sparkle to the class favourite “Samba Carnivale’.

If you have ever contemplated drumming, whether it is for you, come and join us for a free class and try it out. During that hour you’ll be taking through a series of stretching, warmups, coordination exercises and drumming rhythms of course to try out. Join us and meet like-minded people, have fun, and energise your body. Our class is welcoming and always happy to see new faces. Just bring comfortable clothing, an open mind, and a desire to play the drums.

Location: Saltwater Community Centre, community room 1, 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook.

Day & Time: Thursdays- 7.30pm

Term 1: Thursday 8 February to 29 March.

Term 2: Thursday 14 April to 23 June.

Term 3: Thursday 17 July to 20 September

Term 4: 9 October to 12 December.


Please join us for a try-out class for no charge! If you love it and would like to continue, you only pay for the remaining monthly fees or term fees.


$120 for 4 weeks

$225 for 8 week Term


  • All use of drums and percussion instruments
  • Handout sheets -Digital/Hardcopy
  • Audio examples for practice and revision.

Click here to Enquire or Enrol
Mobile: + 61 (0)411 028 077

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