Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome

Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome

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Dr. Patty Nelson is a life long music teacher. She has taught elementary music in the public school system, taught private piano and organ lessons, and is proud of the over 30 years she has served several churches leading and teaching childrens choirs. She has also taught teacher certification and classroom excellence at the college level for education majors, and supervised student teachers in the school of music.

Patty holds a BA in Piano from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, Master of Church Music from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and most recently completed her doctorate in Education, in Curriculum and Instruction, from Baylor University. She holds a Music Education Teacher Certification and is Orff Certified. Patty’s research emphasis is in the areas of beginning piano curriculum and the use of learning theories in both the private studio and the music classroom.

Patty Patterson Nelson and her husband Ed have been married for over thirty years and have two children. Their daughter Michal and her husband Nathan are both music educators in West Texas. Their son Edward III (Tres), who is in the United States Marine Corps, and his wife Gaeten are stationed in California.





Elisabeth Peulausk - Having begun violin lessons on her eighth birthday, Elisabeth has been playing the instrument for nearly two decades and began teaching privately when she was sixteen. Her experience includes many performance opportunities in Rome and elsewhere in ad hoc community instrumental groups, as well as playing for churches, weddings, and other special occasions since the age of twelve. After being home schooled through high school, Elisabeth attended Olivet Nazarene University near Chicago where she was concert master of the university orchestra and also played first violin in the university's string quartet. Her last semester of college was spent at Oxford University before returning to the US in 2011 to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in violin. During her years of teaching experience, she has had the privilege of working with students in her private studio, teaching for local music stores, working for Darlington School as both a private teacher and orchestra instructor for the middle school and high school orchestras, and, most recently, has added teaching homeschoolers at Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome, to her teaching resume.


Lisa Reams has been a music educator since 2004. She is currently director of bands for the North Georgia Homeschool Band in Canton, Georgia, and the Joyful Noise Homeschool Band in Rome, Georgia.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University and a Master of Music Performance from the University of Illinois. Mrs. Reams has many years of experience teaching band at various age levels. She taught at Urbana Middle School where she conducted bands ranging from 5th-8th grade. She went on to teach band at South Effingham High School where her ensemble received superior ratings at the LGPE festival. In 2009, when her daughter was born, she left the full-time ranks and taught beginning band part-time in the Savannah-Chatham county school district She also taught music appreciation courses to college students at Armstrong Atlantic University.

In addition to teaching band—and homeschooling her two children—she continues to perform as a clarinetist. She has played professionally with many ensembles including the Savannah Philharmonic, The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and The Ohio Light Opera Orchestra. Her more recent performances include “The Nutcracker” (Rome, GA), “Into the Woods” (SCAD, Savannah, GA), and “Frozen” (Rome, Ga). She considers it a joy and a privilege to share her love of music and enthusiasm for performing with her band students each week.sa Reams has been a music educator since 2004. She is currently director of bands for the North Georgia Homeschool Band in Canton, Georgia, and the Joyful Noise Homeschool Band in Rome, Georgia.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University and a Master of Music Performance from the University of Illinois. Mrs. Reams has many years of experience teaching band at various age levels. She taught at Urbana Middle School where she conducted bands ranging from 5th-8th grade. She went on to teach band at South Effingham High School where her ensemble received superior ratings at the LGPE festival. In 2009, when her daughter was born, she left the full-time ranks and taught beginning band part-time in the Savannah-Chatham county school district She also taught music appreciation courses to college students at Armstrong Atlantic University.

In addition to teaching band—and homeschooling her two children—she continues to perform as a clarinetist. She has played professionally with many ensembles including the Savannah Philharmonic, The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and The Ohio Light Opera Orchestra. Her more recent performances include “The Nutcracker” (Rome, GA), “Into the Woods” (SCAD, Savannah, GA), and “Frozen” (Rome, Ga). She considers it a joy and a privilege to share her love of music and enthusiasm for performing with her band students each week.