Rick Beato is a music creator, with over 2.5 million YouTube subscribers on his Everything Music channel, where he deconstructs and discusses elements of popular music. As a true musical connoisseur, he increases all listeners’ appreciation of various styles of music, thereby adding a source of inspiration and enjoyment to our lives. As an educator, he helps listeners gain an insight into both the complexity and simplicity of musical genius. He can enlighten audiences as to the technique and dedication required to achieve world-class musicianship. He can also help bring the listener into the flow state that originally inspired the music.
Beato holds a bachelor’s in music education from Ithaca College and a master’s in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music. He was a college professor at Ithaca College from 1987-1992 and a record producer from 1995-2016, among other roles in the industry including session musician, university professor, songwriter, studio engineer, and mixer. He has worked with, and produced music for, a variety of musical artists, including Phil X of Bon Jovi, guitarist Eric Johnson, Needtobreathe, Parmalee, and Shinedown. Beato has lectured at several universities including the University of Alabama and Berklee School of Music.