17 Jan 2020

Rick Beato is a musician, teacher, and father of three. Rick has worked as a writer and producer with various bands in the rock and country genres.

Two albums that he produced for NeedtoBreathe – “The Outsiders” (2009) and “The Reckoning” (2012) – won Dove Awards in the Best Rock and Contemporary category. He co-wrote “Carolina” with Parmalee in2013, which climbed to number 1 on the Billboard’s Country Music Chart. He is certified to teach grades K-12 and holds a bachelor’s in music from Ithaca College and a master’s in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors at The GLOBE Academy dual-language immersion charter school in Atlanta, GA

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