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Drum Beats in Education & the Community

Drum Beats is a forerunner in In-School Performances, Drum Beats Primary & Secondary Schools performances have been widely acclaimed by students and teachers alike over the past 10 years.

In 2006 the Drums Beats Primary School Performance was recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training with the Frater Award of excellence for In-school performances…

More about the Frater Award

Frater Award was established in 1997 in recognition of the contribution of professional artists and presenters to Public Education.

The awards namesake, June Frater, was a dynamic, effective and committed co-ordinator who had a long standing relationship with the Performances for Schools program from 1987 - 1994.

She unfortunately passed away due to a terminal illness.

The Frater Award is a tribute to performers who have the same commitment, drive and sense of excellence. The recipients of the Frater Award have all received highly appreciative feedback from schools.
More in formation can be obtained at the DET authorised performances for schools website -

The Performances

These performances have been created by Drum Beats Artistic Director Angela Grima. In designing these programs Angela has drawn upon her rich and vast experiences in children’s education. These experiences and Angela's passion for children and their education is evident to both teachers & students alike in the dynamic Drum Beats School Performances.

Here is a brief synopsis of the experiences that have led Angela to create the Drum Beats school performances

  • Teaching at schools as a classroom teacher
  • Highly successful programs for children with learning difficulties.
  • Recycled percussion workshops
  • Writing original compositions for schools
  • Co creator of the rhythm in sports programs
  • Bachelor of Music Honours degree
  • Actor's scholarship with Sydney Theatre Company & Bradfield College
  • Writing and performing music for award winning short films
  • A professional jazz and opera singer
  • Plays flutes from other countries
  • Performing as a percussionist/facilitator at corporate team building

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Einstein

Drum Beats performances are now available in Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth