Joe Beam is currently the percussion director at The John Cooper School and a freelance musician and educator in the Houston area.
Previously, Joe was the adjunct percussion professor at Lonestar College-Kingwood, Lee College, Percussion Director at Deer Park High School, Assistant Band Director and Percussion Director at Summer Creek High School in Humble ISD, and served as the Percussion Director for Magnolia High School and Bear Branch Junior High in Magnolia ISD.
Mr. Beam is a graduate from Sam Houston State University. He holds a Master's degree in Percussion Performance and a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.
Joe actively performs at many venues in Houston with many different groups. Some of these include: The Houston Symphony, TUTS, TUTS Undergound, The Wortham Center, Jones Hall, House of Blues, Miller Outdoor Theater, Stages Theater, Hits Theater, Country Playhouse, Creighton Theater, Owen Theater, and various universities and high schools.
He proudly endorses Majestic Percussion, Mapex Drums, Evans Drumheads, and Promark Drumsticks.
He is currently the drummer for Christ The King Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX. Prior to that, he was the drummer for the sanctuary orchestra at The Woodlands United Methodist for 12 years.