UNDER 200 WORDS
Beth Dean is an artist, performer, educator, and musician based in Lexington, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. She has over 45 years of experience with a wide variety of music techniques.
Her credits include writing, producing, and performing the song One That Got Away for the Hallmark movie Midway to Love.
Beth has performed in hundreds of music venues, performing to audiences of all sizes, and is currently performing in a Fleetwood Mac cover band: World Turning, the Fleetwood Mac Experience in Nashville and with Ray’s Music Exchange at Jack Ruby’s Restaurant in Lexington.
She has over 30 years of experience teaching piano and voice lessons to students of all ages. A recipient and repeat nominee of the Jay Flippin Award for Music Educators, she’s the mastermind behind STUDIO 88, where she and a hand-curated team of professional artists teach private and group lessons in voice, piano, guitar, drums, acting, art and music recording and production. Beth and STUDIO 88 are three-time recipients of Lexington’s Top Rated Business Awards.
When she isn’t teaching or performing, Beth is riding her Harley Davidson, playing piano and songwriting, or cuddling with her dalmatians.
UNDER 500 WORDS
Beth Dean is a singer, pianist, songwriter, music educator, director, and studio owner based in Lexington, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. For over thirty years she’s entertained audiences throughout the Southeast.
Beth appears regularly at several venues, including:
- Singing lead and playing keyboard with “Rays Music Exchange,” often seen at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
- Playing keyboards and singing the part of Christine McVie with “World Turning” at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill in Nashville.
Recent credits include composing, producing and performing her song, The One That Got Away, for the 2019 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie “Midway to Love” starring Rachel Hendrix, Daniel Stine, and Joe Gatton. She’s currently recording a new album, both in Lexington and in Peter Frampton’s Nashville studio.
A recipient and repeat nominee of the Jay Flippin Award for Music Educators, for years Beth has provided professional-grade training for young musicians from the performance education studio she master-minded, STUDIO 88. As a three-time recipient of Lexington’s Top Rated Business Awards, she personally trains pianists and vocalists for the stage and has a team of working artists who provide training in vocal music, recording and producing, acting and drama, guitar, drums, art, and music theory.
“I did not think I would ever own a music studio, but as I look through my many years of practice to earn my piano performance degree; teaching at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic School; directing the music program at Crossroads Church for 10 years; and performing all over the country, I realized that sharing my gift and helping others to love music and explore their own talents is what I truly love.” Beth Dean
Beth Dean is an expert in planning and performing music for weddings and wedding receptions, often composing original songs for the bride and groom and arranging for five-to-ten-piece ensembles who perform at diverse wedding venues around the region and out of state.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Eastern Kentucky University.
In their words…
Beth Dean is the real deal. She is blessed with a strong and unique voice and also happens to be a superb pianist – a devastating combination! I wish there were more like her in our world.~ J.P. Pennington
A wedding is often a “Dream Come True” day, and you pray that it goes perfectly and is very special. Well, when Jim and I married, it was indeed perfect and special. And one of the main reasons was that Beth Dean did our music. She has a truly angelic, yet powerful voice and captivated all in attendance. Her piano accompaniment was incredible as well. All great performances take preparation, and Beth was always available and helpful in choosing our music and the placement in our ceremony~ Tracie Moore,