Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome

Joyful Noise Homeschool Music Program - Rome

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Haley Gravitte - Chorus instructor - Haley is a Shorter University Music Education major with Piano primary and Voice secondary emphasis. She has a strong background in Choral education and sings in the Shorter University Chorale/Choir. Coming recommended by the Shorter University Chorale instructor, we are looking forward to Haley teaching our Joyful Voices students.


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.