Paula G.

Community Relations Director, ELITE Center Associate

My name is Paula Gaskins. I am 55 years old and have been with Music Showcase for 12 years. I am the mother of two grown biological children and the stand in mother to many others. I currently have three grandchildren (2 girls/1 boy). I was born in Reading, PA. At eighteen I decided to give my frozen bones a break and make Tampa my permanent home. I have always loved music. I play all keyboards, trumpet and I am a vocalist. My greatest musical loves are singing and my trumpet. I am involved in the music program at church and you will find me singing karaoke when I am not singing at special functions or babysitting my little angels. I am referred to as crafty due to my various craft projects and the floral arrangements which I make and sell. I have worked with children and teens all my life. Starting; with my own daycare when my children were young to school safety with the H.C.S.O., PTA & PTSA Boards, and Little League and Travel Ball Boards. Then I found my home here at Music Showcase twelve years ago. Here I am able to combine my organizational skills with my love of music and our youth. The hours are sometimes long but I truly love working with the students and their families here at Music Showcase.