Pamela Gates holds both a Master of Arts in Violin Performance and a Master of Music Education from USC. She is an active free-lance violinist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony. She records for film and television, including for The Simpsons TV show. She serves as a Director on the Executive Board of the Musicians Union, Local 47, and is a lifetime member of the National Honors Society, Pi Kappa Lambda. Teaching has always been a passion and coaching LAYO is an honor and true enjoyment for her.