Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome

Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome

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Haley Gravitte - Chorus instructor - Haley is from Canton, GA. Her musical journey began when she started piano lessons at age five. She was homeschooled until high school where she attended The King's Academy in Woodstock, GA. She played clarinet in concert band and trumpet in marching band during her high school years. She also participated in many musicals with her school's drama program. After graduation she headed to Shorter University to pursue a Music Education degree. At Shorter, she began to cultivate her choral experience through participation in the Shorter Chorale, Shorter Chorus, voice lessons, Choral Pedagogy, Diction, Conducting, Choral Methods, and more. She participated in Shorter's Music Education Symposium where she was able to conduct the Shorter Symphonic Winds while receiving guidance from a guest conductor. Haley has also been a member of Music Teacher's National Association for three years.  She presented along-side Shorter's MTNA chapter at the Columbus conference in 2019. She attended the American Choral Directors Association conference in Mobile, AL and Georgia Music Educator Association in Athens, GA this year. When she is not practicing or in school, she spends her time working at Chick-fil-A and hanging out with her family, of which she has six siblings. She is currently in her senior year at Shorter and although she is ready to start her career, is sad to leave the place that has helped her grow so much as a musician and person. Haley is very excited to be working with the Joyful Noise chorus.


Elisabeth Peulausk - Strings instructor - 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 - Band Director - Lisa has been a music educator since 2004. She is currently director of 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.