J. Scott Beaty was born in Rochester New York and started studying piano at the early age of three, taught by his mother Marie who was also a pianist. He also began singing and made his professional debut at the Eastman Theatre at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music in Lee Hoiby's opera "Summer and Smoke".

  After graduation on scholarship from St. Edward's University in Austin Texas, with a B.A in Arena Theatre Performance and Music, Scott resumed his career as an actor and solo pianist. He has appeared in TV commercials, and before leaving Dustiri Texas earned a written recommendation from Academy Award winning 'Best Director' George Roy Hill for his short appearance in Robert Redford's film "The Great Waldo Pepper".

  Upon returning to Rochester he was chosen by the Eastman Kodak Film Company to become a model and was their top model for over six years. Scott traveled extensively and studied voice with the world renowned dramatic soprano Anna Kaskas, Romolo DeSpirito, and Lois Gilbert from the Metropolitan Opera. His concert career began in Miami Beach where he did his first solo concert at the Fountainbleau Hotel. Solo concerts then followed in Germany, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Atlanta where he began engagements at the Ritz-Carlton. He continued on to Boston where he performed at the Ritz-Carlton and was chosen to be pianist for the Harvard Men's Club and the International Hastings-Pudding Awards.

  In 1988, the Ritz-Carlton Corporation recruited Scott from Boston to Palm Springs for their spectacular Mountain Resort in Rancho Mirage. After six years he left the Ritz-Carlton at the encouragement of the late President Ford and his wife Mrs. Betty Ford to perform for all special events at the McCallum Theatre and Center for the Performing Arts, the Gerald Ford Founder's and the Presidents Circle. The late Sonny Bono also selected Scott to be the very first solo pianist for the Palm Springs International Film Festival where he continued for ten years and became the pianist for three major Academy Award recipients: Ms. Ginger Rogers, Ms. Loretta Young and Ms. Jane Wyman. Scott was also the only pianist ever selected to play a solo performance for Maestro Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops after their concert at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. At the same time Scott was chosen as the only American pianist to represent the Canadian Consolate at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for their Oscar nominated film preview, which one month later won the Academy Award for "Best Foreign Film." He was also made an honorary Canadian citizen after six years as their American pianist tor the International Film Festival.

  Living in Palm Springs, he was selected to perform solo for operatic tenor Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera twice in the same day. Mr Domingo encouraged him to accept a scholarship to Boston for Operatic Performance Musical Therapy and piano at the Longy Music School in Cambridge Massachusetts under the direction of Ms. Donna Roll. Scott earned his Masters Degree in 2008, graduating with honors, and then returned to Palm Springs. As a gift to Scott, the CEO of the McCallum Theatre, Mr Ted Giatas, had held Scott's position as lead pianist for the theatre with title, and Scott returned there in the fall of 2008 specifically for special events.

  Scott's passion for music is only matched by his dedication to volunteering and working with many organizations, especially the Desert Aids Project where he has performed for all their charity events since 1988, including the Steve Chase Awards Gala, and working directly with aids patients as a friend. In addition, Scott lectures at the College of the Desert to students pursuing education at any age and has done two benefit concerts for scholarships for their students. He is an activist against child and elder abuse and served on the Board of Directors for the Aids Assistance Program for five years. He also has worked with mentally and physically challenged youth with the Special Olympics, as well as the homeless in Boston and Shelter From the Storm in Palm Springs.

  On April 6, 2014 a dream is coming true for Scott in presenting his first solo piano and voice concert at the McCallum Theatre and Center for the Performing Arts, presented by Bette King Productions and underwritten by the McCallum Theatre Chairman of the Board and Philanthropist, Mr. Harold Matzner. Scott will also be giving several scholarships to young people starting out in the performing arts at his concert.

  Scott will be presenting his new solo piano album in December 2013 under the direction of one of the most respected film composers in the United States, Mr. Sonny Kompanek. Scott's next endeavor is to conquer Carnegie Hall and help with a new music school named the Marquee Performing Arts in Palm Springs for dedicated young people with financial challenges. Scott believes that if your passion and diligent work for your aspirations is sincere and relentless, including enduring hardships, all things are possible. "Giving back is and always will be part of my philosophy, and gratitude cradles every step of my journey.