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Tapestry

Weaving harmony with heart

About Us

Suzanne Williams  began playing the flute at age 12 in her sixth grade band.  She is a graduate of  Stetson University, Deland, FL,  where she was a student of the reknown flutist, Geoffrey Gilbert.  In 1989 she moved to Hickory, NC with her husband Todd and children Jay, Laurie and Jack. She  has taught flute using the Suzuki Method since 1990 and is also a Realtor with Coldwell Banker.  Suzanne enjoys performing as a member of Tapestry, Puddingstone  (a Celtic folk band), and Down the Hall (a Contra Dance band). She has performed with the Western Piedmont Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, the Hickory Choral Society and freelances for church services, weddings, parties and community events.  Silver flute, Irish flute, recorder, whistle, gemshorn, fife and banjo are among the instruments she  plays. In addition to music she enjoys kayaking, art, reading, traveling and collecting vintage clothing.

 

  

Denise Baxter-Yoder is a vocalist, pianist and harpist. She began singing in church choirs at the age of five.  Born to Air Force parents, she has lived and traveled extensively throughout the U.S. She holds a degree in music from Montevallo University, AL, and a Master's degree in Education from ASU, NC.  She is a former public school sixth grade teacher with Catawba County Schools.  A talented  singer/songwriter, she has performed in musical theater with her husband, Chuck Yoder, and is  well known in the Unifour area as the vocalist for the Celtic folk band, Puddingstone and the swing band, The Starlighters. Tapestry allows her to indulge another of her passions,  the Celtic harp.  In addition to her musical pursuits she likes to paint, create jewelry and knit.