The In-School Performance Forerunner

Our performances & workshops are regularly enjoyed by toddlers through to University students across Australia and have been widely acclaimed by students and teachers alike over the past 17 years.

Learn more about our programs

School Programs
Child Care Centres
OOSH & Vacation Care
Kids Parties
Councils & Festivals
The Drumming Elves
Kids CD



    Created by Artistic Director Angela Grima.

    In designing these programs Angela has drawn upon a rich and vast experience in children’s education. These experiences and Angela’s passion for children and their education is evident to both teachers & students alike.
    Here is a brief synopsis of the experiences that have helped to form 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
    * Performing as a professional jazz and opera singer
    * Plays flutes from other countries
    * Performing as a percussionist/facilitator at corporate team building




    Acknowledged by the DET

    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.

    See more about performance workshops for Schools, Kindergarten & Child Care, Health & Wellbeing Days, Teachers Workshops.