Like so many of our music students, Sholeen Wuest grew up in a musical family and joined every band, orchestra, ensemble, and choir she could. She studied at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio majoring in music education and focusing on personal ambitions. It was about that time that Jesus Christ became her personal Lord and Savior and her focus shifted from serving herself to serving Him. And so, instead of playing in the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and directing children in a public school band, she became the music director of a church where she led the congregation in praise and worship and directed a variety of musical groups. A few years after Sholeen and her husband, Mike, moved to Tennessee, she found herself once again leading praise and worship for a church in Franklin and working on music programs with the children. Her oldest daughter, Hannah, joined Nashville Notes in 2000 and Sholeen became a section leader 2 years later. As her other 3 children joined the band, she continued serving as Beginner Band director for 3 years before becoming director of Nashville Notes in 2008. She currently enjoys directing the Symphonic Band and serving the Nashville Notes staff and families.
Jodie Parker is a native Tennessean who grew up in Thompson’s Station. She spent many of her high school and college years performing administrative duties at various businesses. Once her oldest was born, she left her position as an Administrative Assistant with Williamson County School System to become a full time mom. She is now a homeschooling mom to two boys who eat, sleep and breathe music. Although, she isn’t a musician herself, she grew up in a home in which music played a huge part of her life. With her father being a bass guitarist and playing music with many bands over the years, she saw firsthand how important music was to him and to those who have such a passion. Because Jodie recognized that same passion in her boys, she sought after somewhere for her boys to learn and grow as musicians. In 2008, she found Nashville Notes. Jodie took on the role of Administrative Assistant at Nashville Notes in January of 2016. She is very thankful for the opportunity to work with the very ones who have taught, challenged and encouraged her boys. When she’s not juggling life as a mom, wife, and teacher, she loves to spend time skating, reading, painting, and taking on home improvement projects.
Meagan has been a presence at Nashville Notes for the last 19 years, first as a student, and then serving in various capacities. Outside of Nashville Notes, she worked for 8 years as a wedding and event planner, and dabbled in social media coordinating, gift shop managing and historical interpreting. She has served Nashville Notes as it's administrator, teaching classes on Music History and Worldviews, How They Influence the Arts, and currently as the bookkeeper and occasional party planner.