McKenzi Fenn is the director of our Preparatory Program and Treble and Concert Choirs, as well as our General Music class. Mrs. Fenn graduated from Anderson University in Anderson, IN, with a Bachelor's Degree in P-12 Music Education with an emphasis in elementary and choral teaching. She has enjoyed teaching in public school settings, and has founded and directed community children's choirs. Choirs under her leadership consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings in both ensemble & sight reading assessments at LGPE. Mrs. Fenn is dedicated to nurturing children to love music and be lifelong patrons of the arts.
Jackie Gray has been the record instructor for ten years! She will teach the recorder section of the Preparatory Program class again this year and is also the accompanist for the choirs.
She graduated from West Georgia College in 1993 with a degree in Piano Performance/Pedagogy. She has been involved in church music since high school, and she has been the pianist and praise team leader in two churches. She has homeschooled her four children, two of whom are currently in college.
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.