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Berklee Student

Patricia Gately

Berklee Student
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." 
Member since 2010

About Me

My name is Patricia Gately; I am nineteen years old and currently a student at Berklee college of Music. I come from a family of five and am the oldest of three children. My passion is music, my principal instrument is trumpet and I am majoring in Music Education. Outside of music I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors. Soccer is a huge part of my family, not only have my two brothers and I played since we were five but we have also officiated the game. I became a grade 9 referee when I was 13 years old and have now worked my way to a grade 8 ref for the Nashoba Valley Soccer League. I am still continuing my referee career today and really enjoy being apart of the game. I am not too sure where I get my musical talent from because my family does not have much of a musical background but they are the ultimate support system.
When it comes to music I am all over the place. I love to play all types of music. I am currently in a variety of music groups including a Jazz Trio called “Blueprint”, a Ska band called “Code Rad”, a parade band called “The Tony Barrie Band”, and a big band ensemble called “Thinkin’ Big”. In the past I have participated in other ensembles like brass quintets/bands, church music groups, orchestras, wind ensembles and many different jazz bands/combos. When it comes to listening to music besides all the styles of music I play I also love listening to alternative rock and pop punk music, bands like Yellowcard and Green Day. My favorite trumpet player changes all the time but a few of my favorites would have to be Art Farmer and Miles Davis. Some major places I have performed at with my high school ensembles are in Washington DC at the Heritage Festival, in downtown Disney, and at the Massachusetts State House. I have also performed in Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA with the Central MA senior districts band. Some more recent performances have been for the International Folk Festival at the Berklee Performance Center with the Junkanoo Jumpers, and for the Grub Street Writers of Boston’s fundraiser at the State Room in Boston with Blueprint Jazz Trio.
My teaching experience includes many different jobs and ages of children. Children look up to teachers as role models especially if they specialize in something the student has an interest in like music. I know I looked up to my music teachers and still do to this day. I hope through my teaching experiences I can be the role model and person the students feel comfortable going to. I have worked with children as young 3 – 5 years old at a preschool in Waltham called 123 Day School. I have also participated in the BSO Instrument Playground as a volunteer instructor. For the past few years I have been involved with the Maynard Public School system as a substitute teacher for the elementary and middle school. I am currently a private lesson trumpet instructor and have worked with kid’s ages 9 – 16 years old. I recently became a student member in the student chapter of the MENC. My goal is to have a job that I enjoy and want to go to when I wake up everyday. As long as I am playing music and working with children I will live a happy and successful life. I am looking forward to continuing my musical career through performing and teaching for many years to come.

Experience & Education


  • in Music Performance and Music Education at Berklee College of Music
    2009 to 2013 (4 years)