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.

Featured Teacher

Julia Petters
Julia has taught privately for 15 years, 10 years now at Beam’s studio as well as currently running the band program at West Chester Friends School and teaching woodwind lessons at Academy of Notre Dame. She holds a B.S in Music Education with PA K-12 certification from West Chester University and is currently working towards a Master’s in Flute Performance. She has also studied jazz theory and performance for several years. Lessons are tailored around the student’s goals and ability level, with learning a solid foundation of technique and proper note reading as the main focus. It is important for the lessons to be enjoyable, so music choices are varied in order to teach many styles and have fun while learning!

Many of Julia’s students have been quite successful. Most woodwind students (flute, clarinet and saxophone) earn first chair seating, solos and are accepted into district band, all- catholic band and local youth orchestras and bands. Many vocal students have also earned lead roles in school and professional theatre productions, solo performances, recorded CD’s, and have been accepted into all-catholic, district and honors chorus.

Julia performs and records as well. She has recorded flute and clarinet tracks for the grammy-nominated children’s musical CD “It’s Not Mean to Be Green” and plays flute on the iphone app “tiki toss”, as well as other various projects. She performs regularly with the Pennsylvania Flute Choir, WCU flute choir and seasonally with the Brandywine Singers and various church performances in the area. She can also be seen as a guest performer with various musical groups throughout the area.

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