Shana Gatewood received her Bachelors in Music Education from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY and Masters of Music Education from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL. Gatewood taught for 5 years in Atwood, IL grades 5-12 band including beginning band, JH band, and HS band (Concert, Marching, & Pep Band). She has been teaching music classes at Gateway Community & Technical College since January 2012 and at Northern Kentucky University in the Music Education department since August 2015.
Gatewood is originally from St. Louis, MO but currently resides in Florence, KY. She is married to fellow musician and former Twenhofel Band Director, AJ Gatewood. They have three children. She has played trumpet for 25+ years, toured Brazil with the Campbellsville University Jazz Band, and has even met and performed with the rock band, Chicago, in a live concert. Currently Gatewood plays for Florence Baptist Church on Mt Zion in the Praise Band, leads Preschool Praise, and teaches private Trumpet and Horn lessons for local music students.