A major turning point occurred when she made a trip to Will Ackerman's Vermont-based Imaginary Road Studios to record her second album, the well received, (nominated for Best Instrumental Piano Album at Zone Music Reporter) Something You Dream Of...(2007). Six years later, Denise returned to Vermont, and, once again, asking Ackerman to serve as producer, recorded Passionata, a work hailed by many as her best work todate.
Now living in southern California, Denise continues teaching music and giving piano lessons as well as doing great work in her field of music therapy. “I’ve seen many wonderful outcomes working with children with autism, learning challenges, teens, and adult stroke patients who were eventually able to sing and speak through music therapy techniques. As part of my music therapy practice, I created The Special Little Piano Book which has helped young children and those with developmental delays learn to play the piano.
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