Born and Raised in Chile, Patricia Zarate came to the US at age 20. Patricia holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from New York University.
She has taught private saxophone Instruction as a Teaching Assistant at Howard University in Washington DC, and Ethnomusicology at University of Maryland. Zarate has published music therapy articles in the Journal of Medicine of Chile, Journal of Pediatrics of Chile, Medical Journal of Panama, worked as music therapy intern at the New Hampshire Psychiatric Hospital, and in January of 2013 founded the 1st Latin American Music Therapy Symposium in Panama City.
Patricia has performed as a professional saxophonist with a variety of bands in diverse settings in the US and Latin America, and currently works as Outreach Coordinator (and is part of the Advisory Board) for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (at Berklee College of Music). She has presented her research about “Music as a Tool for Social Change” at the New England Region Music Therapy Meetings (Vermont and Newport), the Meeting of the Journal of Arts and Science (at Harvard University), Berklee Global Jazz Institute (MA), Conservatory of Paris (France), among other places. Patricia currently lives in Quincy, MA with her husband and her 3 homeschooled children.