Beat Factor Community Drum Workshops

Would you like to be part of a community percussion group specializing in Djembe and Samba ensemble?

Join Rod (Ensemble Director) from Beat Factor  for weekly workshops where beginners, 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-(6 week course or casual)
  • Next Start Date: 1st August to 5th September
  • Where: Saltwater Community Centre- Community Room 1
  • Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • ONE- FREECLASSConditions Apply – Bookings required
  • Cost: $115/per person for 6 weeks course or $30 casual class per person
  • Discounts: Pay for 5 weeks and receive last class for free.
  • This is mainly an adult class, teens need to have rhythmic ability to join.
  • Contact Rod for more information.
  • Bookings and registrations required, please contact us below:
  • Class limited to 15 people, so book in early.

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 28 March.

Term 2: Thursday 18 April to 27 June.

Term 3: Thursday 1 August to 5 September (6 week course)

Term 4: 9 October to 12 December.

TRY A CLASS FOR FREE: 5th September (Conditions Apply)-See above for dates and current pricing.

Please join us for a try-out class for a reduced fee, If you love it and would like to continue, you only pay for the remaining monthly fees.

Normal Fees:

$20 First class try out

$120 full -$105 concession for 4 week course

$210 for 8 week Term

$30 for casual class


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

What others are saying about the class:

“Very enjoyable class’ – Peter new try out

‘Rod is a very patient teacher’ -Jacqui

‘He is easy going and takes us step by step on the new rhythms’ – Sue

‘Appreciate all that you have done for us. It was quite a unique experience of my life-thank you so much’ – Richard

“You took us from beginners to performers-I enjoyed it tremendously’- Roger

“It has been a real pleasure and a significant chapter of my life to meet you, learn from you and drum with the group’ – Praveen.

“Thank you for allowing me to be part of the group, a real pleasure’ – Frank

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

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