Patricia Gately – Director – Brass Instructor
Patricia Gately is from Maynard, MA. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Education. Her principal instrument is trumpet. She has experience teaching all brass instruments as well as flute, clarinet, saxophone, and percussion. Patricia started studying trumpet at age nine under the direction of Bill Brisson. She has continued to play all kinds of music under excellent teachers including Andrew Sorg, Tony D’Aveni, Jim Guttmann, Christine Fawson, Jeff Stout and Ken Cervenka.
Patricia is a member of and manager for Blueprint Jazz Club. As well as the band leader and manager for the Tony Barrie Band. She has performed all over the New England area.
Tricia’s teaching experience includes various jobs and ages of children. Tricia is the Elementary Band Director for Westford Public Schools. She has experience with the Maynard Public School system as the director of the high school Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Tricia is currently a private lesson brass instructor and has worked with students ages 8 – 18 years old. She teaches brass lessons in many different school districts including Hale Middle School in Stow, Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, and both Maynard High School and Fowler Middle School, in addition to other surrounding towns. Tricia also works for a program in the Boston area called “Making Music Matters” where she teaches group trumpet and clarinet lessons to grades 3– 5. Tricia says, “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.”
Christopher Noce – Saxophone/Woodwinds Instructor
Christopher Noce teaches bands in Concord, Massachusetts. Since joining Concord Public Schools in 2013, Christopher has added a fourth grade component to the band program, been awarded several grants for instructional technology and musical instruments and strengthened the connection between Concord Middle School and Concord-Carlisle High School. This past summer Christopher, along with his colleagues in Concord and Carlisle, started the Concord-Carlisle Summer Music Institute, an instrumental music camp for band and orchestra students in both towns. Most recently, the Concord Public School Band Program was awarded a grant for two new commissioned works for band by Tyler S. Grant, to be premiered in June, 2016.
Christopher is a graduate of Boston University (M.M. in Music Education) and Berklee College of Music (B.M. in Music Education). He is an active member of MMEA, having served as assistant manager and manager of the Eastern District Junior Festival Jazz Band and Assistant Concert Coordinator for the MMEA All-State Festival and Concert. Currently, Christopher serves as All-State Concert Coordinator and as Assistant Coordinator for the Eastern District Senior Festival. Outside of his teaching, Christopher is a freelance woodwind player as well as a composer and performer of electronic music.
Eric Vincent – Guitar and Bass Instructor
Eric Vincent, Guitar - Since he began playing guitar at age 12, Eric has been an active performer, playing in a variety of settings from blues clubs to full-scale musical theater productions. Because his musical tastes are so diverse, Eric is a musical chameleon of sorts - fitting in comfortably and seamlessly in many different styles of music. In the past decade, Eric has played in a variety of funk, blues, country, jazz, rock, and pop bands in and around the Boston area.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music and a Masters Degree from Boston University. When he's not performing, Eric stays busy working as a high school band director in Northborough, MA. He considers himself very lucky to make music all day, every day - and he wouldn't want it any other way!
Tom Sheppard – Bass and Guitar
Tom has been a resident of Maynard since 1994. He has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music in public schools for twenty-two years. He has been in the Newton Public Schools since 1997, primarily teaching beginning instrumental instruction classes and elementary bands and orchestras.
Tom also performs as a bassist in several bands and ensembles in the Town of Maynard. Many and varied performances, including Orchestras, Big Bands, Theater, Stage and small combos. Tom is also the proud father of three children!
Sai Ghose - Piano and Drum Set/Percussion Instructor
Sai Ghose travels in many different musical circles as a pianist, composer and drummer. He can be heard live in and around New England or on the multiple jazz and funk recordings he’s worked on.
Sai holds an M.Ed. from Lesley College. He’s taught in a variety of different settings, including an eight year stint as a third grade teacher in Concord and a ten year stint at Lawrence Academy as a high school music teacher. He currently teaches privately and at The Middlesex School. And still tries to practice daily!