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Rod Pilois

Rod Pilois is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator. Rod has played with a number of artists from various musical styles and background, from Rock, Jazz, Latin, Reggae & Ska. Projects have been from independent bands to commercial outfits.

His compositions has received industry acknowledgement, radio airplay and band CD’s released in Australia and overseas. Rod’s compositions’ includes a vast array of genres and production styles, which include pieces written for short films, documentaries, children’s show, business promotion and commercial pop tunes.

One of his songs ‘Frozen Heat’ was nominated for song of the year at the Australian Songwriters Association. His other music production work was featured in the short film ‘Pirate’ starring Amy Vellucci and Chris Buntworth, screened at London Film Festival and Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

A graduate of Music from The College of the Arts, Melbourne, and Teaching Diploma from Monash University and a Masters Degree in Music Technology from University of Newcastle. Rod has worked for the Education department for the last 15 years teaching Drums, Bass, guitar and music technology in schools and trains students in Cert III music in music performance, song-writing, electronic compositions and music business.

Rod currently runs Beat Factor Music School where he teaches students in drums, bass and electronic music. He also runs Beat Factor Productions, which provides services such as music production (recording, mixing, editing, voice over) services for artists and business.

Out of his passion for drumming and teaching, he has recently started a community drumming group (Beat Factor Drum Group) in the West where his students have performed at various multicultural arts Festivals and Pop Up Parks performing African and Latin drumming.

Rod regularly performs with his Jazz/Funk Trio and Reggae bands in the inner city clubs.

Rod integrates technology into live performance either individually or combined together to create some interesting rhythms, pads and unique musical layers.

Company Name: Beat Factor Music
Role: Music Director & Educator
Artistic Practice: Music performance, Music Education & Music Production
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Facebook: @rodney.pilois | @beatfactormusic
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Mobile: 0411 028 077