Beaty Spreads the Gospel, Showcase New Talent and Inspires the Students Through Music
Leonard Beaty was born and raised in Rochester NY, in a strict single family home. He was the third of four siblings. Music has always been a part of his life. He spent his whole life in church and his mother played drums and his uncle Andrew Beaty was a national recording gospel artist, formerly in a group called the chronicles, which was the beginning of his love for music. A home filled with the sound of music set the tone for Beaty’s passion and love for music. Beaty says when he was a young boy, he asked his godmother to buy him a keyboard and he promised he would always be obedient. It was that first piece of instrument that started him on his path as a musician.
The lost of Beaty’s grandmother put him in a state of depression. For the first time Beaty put away the keyboard that brought him so much joy. But, time away from playing brought on even more sadness, so Beaty decided to pick up his keys again and began playing. According to Beaty he “felt a change in his spirit and began playing a new songs.” Beaty never put the keys down again and began playing in churches as a young boy, as he got older he decided to invest in his own professional keyboard and never put it down again.