Making Marvellous Music from Junk

Tired of boring musicals that are disconnected from most of your students? Drum Beats’ unique interactive Junk Beats show and programs can provide that amazing difference to your next musical adventure.

These shows and learning sessions can accommodate from ten and up to 200 students for the mass participation shows. Great for intimate music class instruction or major assemblies to pump up the spirit of your school.

Did you say, Music from Junk? Yes we did. From everyday items like trash cans, sticks, and other recycled materials that get around the classical dogma that most children do not connect with. With eco-friendly and sustainable themes providing a great educational background to the music education around the everyday items that make great music; Drum Beats educational junk percussion workshops around Queensland, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are making some serious noise! Along with junk percussion workshops Drum Beats also provide school drumming workshop and you can read more about school drumming here.

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Program Choices

Junk Beats provides an education for children to think outside the ‘box’ when it comes to music and the environment. The recycled use for old junk is just one lesson learned in these programs that promote music innovation, resourcefulness and an eco-consciousness needed in our youth.

Interactive Large Format Shows (140-200 persons)

These exciting and heart pounding shows are great for large numbers of children. Each child is provided with a recycled noise maker that is magically turned into a musical instrument as the entire group is taught how to make rhythms sing from everyday items. Need an exhilarating way to make your students look at junk, the environment and music differently; this is it!

Intimate Workshops

Not sure you can accommodate the large numbers needed for the mass participation show? Our intimate educational junk percussion workshops provide a wealth of knowledge and hands-on learning for children of any age. With a host of junk percussive instruments, provided by Junk Beats, your group will experience a journey through music history.

From how music began to how children can find music in everyday items the learning adventure is sure to enthral. With fun learning exercises that also explore music composition, different cultural rhythms, and how sounds are made it is an educational whirlwind.

The Details

From our large participation shows to our educational junk percussion workshops, children are provided with the junk percussion instruments to participate. This makes this learning experience truly hands on and engaging, ensuring full participation.

Perfect Events
Our professional music composers, performers and facilitators bring the program direct to your event, ensuring a complete learning experience. Use our expert staff to design your program to fit your intended goals. From a simple confidence and spirit boosting exercise to a full educational program, Drum Beats’ Junk Beats provides nonstop interactive fun.

Music to Your Ears
With educational junk percussion workshops being deployed to places near you, such as Brisbane, throughout Queensland, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, you may have already heard us coming.


  • Thank you! The guys ran very professional sessions today. We were so happy with the overall day. Once again thank you for the experience. Staff and students haven’t stopped raving about it

    Nicole Readman, A/Deputy Principal North Lakes State College, Brisbane
  • We just want to say thank you so very much for what Nik did for us while here. He was great, and we have had so many amazing reviews from kids and staff.
    It was a huge task for him and we appreciate the passion and effort he threw into his work with us. We can really see he has helped so much to strengthen and broaden the platform from which we can now take on the whole school in depth. We are very very pleased and excited!

    Brydie Brookes Urangan Point State School
  • Firstly, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you on Friday! We have received a lot of positive feedback regarding the activities and also you personally which is always great to hear. Your unparalleled enthusiasm and commitment to the kids’ enjoyment definitely did not go unnoticed and we greatly appreciate your efforts.
    Once again, thank you for your involvement and I look forward to working with you in the future.

    Moreton Bay Regional Council Childrens Programs
  • Just a quick email to say thank you for the great day we had with Nik yesterday. He was more than flexible in what we wanted to do on the day and the kids had a lot of fun. The day went really well with the Principal and teachers joining in and loving the experience. My kids are not beginners and Nik worked well to extend them. I have more than enough patterns and ideas to go on and teach the kids now.

    Cherie Emerson Maroochydore State School