Meet the Team
We are a Husband & Wife team who have lots of experience with music education, sound practitioner skills and entrepreneurship! We are happy to say that we have retired from our hectic 9 to 5 jobs. Now, we just have fun educating people and selling these most awesome musical instruments. Operating the Sound Journey Store is a true joy for us. The bonus is- we get to play with all the instruments whenever we are inspired!
Musician - Educator - Sound Practitioner
"Get a hobby!" That is what everyone said to me as I neared retirement. So, I listened. Really, really, well. Now I split my time between playing with my grand baby, taking the dogs for a walk and sharing my love of music with you!
I have a degree in Music, 30+ years experience in teaching music in the elementary school, as well as training and experience as a Sound practitioner. I can honestly say I really know our products and how they are used.
The Artist - Master Packer
I am the master packer, making sure your instruments are shipped safely to you. When I am not packing, I love being creative. One of my artistic ventures involves glazing the crystal singing bowls that are not perfect pitch with crushed gemstones to create our Fusion Gemstone Crystal Singing Bowls. Woodworking is another passion of mine, and I thoroughly enjoyed expressing my creativity while crafting the furniture for both the singing bowl room and the gong room.
Rose is our beloved daughter and assistant of Sound Journey Store. She has helped Denise build out the Art of Crystal Singing Bowls program, meets with clients, and makes sure everything runs smoothly at the store. She is also the maker of our Rosey Reds- our signature mallets made with loving care. We are so thankful for Rose!
Chester is our on-site 24/7 Security Guard. He gets paid in belly rubs, and uses his break time to chase squirrels. He is a happy-yappy Poodle/Schnauzer mix. Chester loves to greet everyone with a bark and a howl, and is happiest when he is exploring nature!
Penny is our bouncy, playful, loveable big spirit! She makes her presence known with her bubbly personality so you are bound to meet her if you visit the Sound Journey Store. Willow and Penny love to wrestle and play, they are the 2 new additions to the Sound Journey Store family.
Willow is our precious puppy with an adorable personality. She is our other newest addition and you can usually find her playing with Penny or cuddling up next to someone, making us melt with her sweet looks. We love our Willow!
Are you feeling stressed? Theo, our 21lb Abyssinian cross, is a big cat with a big presence! You may encounter Theo’s unique meow. He’s one of two friendly cat therapists at the Sound Journey Store.
Felix is our sweet little 11 lb cat therapist alongside Theo. Felix is more coy- he might just come up to you for a pet, especially if you’re sitting down.
Daisy 2013 - 2022
Daisy was our groupie - she loved the sound baths and had to be where all the action is. You can see her in many of our videos, frequently walking into the room and laying down in the middle of a recording.
She was always excited to meet new people when they came to our store. She will be greatly missed. She is our lovable, sweet natured Irish Wolfhound!