Welcome To Beams Music

Who are we?

Beam’s School of Music teaches all styles of music, including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk and Classical. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, or if you just want to have some fun playing music, you will find the personalized instruction at Beam’s School of Music the area’s best. Instruction is available for all instruments.

Beam’s has been offering music lessons and the opportunity for students to perform since 1972. Our piano teachers offer recitals yearly and our woodwind, voice and piano teacher has offered the chance to perform on the main stage of the World Café Live in Philadelphia since 2008.

Our drum teachers offer clinics and our guitar teachers offer seminars in rock, acoustic guitar and music theory to supplement weekly lessons.

Beam’s Mission Statement:

We have been Malvern’s local neighborhood music school and full service music school for four decades and pledge to continue to provide quality musical education to the community through a diverse teaching staff that uses their own special teaching talent to help the student build their own desired relationship with music. By recognizing that each student is an individual, is creative and possesses their own learning style, we strive to nurture and bring out the student’s innate talents.

Duration of Classes:

All instrumental lessons are 30 minutes in length, once a week. You may take more than one lesson if you desire.


Scheduling is easy and may be done over the phone or in person. Just tell us which course or instrument you are interested in playing, and which days and times are most convenient, and we will place you on the schedule.

Ken Vogel
Ken has been teaching at Beam’s School of Music since 1982.  Annually he presents drum clinics and student recitals.  His summer Drum Camps are very successful.  Ken is the author of six books including: Drum Set Unlimited, Melodic Solo Encounters for Drum Set, The Creative Rock Drummer Vol. I & II, Bass Busters (Double Bass Method), and Sticking Method for Today’s Drummer.  His articles have appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine, For Drum Instructors Only, and The Creative Drummer Magazine.

Ken studied with noted composer and author William Schinstine and Armand Santerelli.  He also studied at Drummers Collective in New York and participated in percussion and jazz symposiums at the University of Miami from 1971 through 1975.  He performs and records regularly with a variety of rock, jazz, Latin, and Irish bands.

Ken specializes in teaching rock, double bass, jazz, Latin, and odd meters on the drum set, and hand development and reading on the snare drum and mallet instruments.  A strong foundation of the basics and theory are an important part of his instruction.  Please visit his website: www.kenvogeldrum.com.

Lessons For Piano – Electric Keyboard – Electric Guitar – Acoustic Guitar – Bass Guitar – Saxophone – Clarinet – Flute
Trumpet – Trombone – Horn – Violin – Cello – Drums – Voice – Banjo – Mandolin