About SJ (she loves food & loves her sister)
Born and raised in Indonesia, SarahJoy took piano lessons for a few years starting at age 5. Her father grew up in a large, acapella-singing family, and the singing tradition continued throughout SarahJoy's childhood. Everyone in her international school in Papua started band in second grade. She began playing the clarinet at age seven, and switched to flute in third grade.
After moving to the U.S. in high school, she began taking private flute lessons with Kischa Moore in Matthews, NC. While attending Appalachian State University she studied flute under Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham and acquired a music minor along with her degree in Business Management.
Following college, she toted her flute around the world––to Haiti during her Peace Corps years, to Orlando, to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and back to the U.S. in 2011. Surprised by love, she was married on 12-12-12 and joined her husband in his home in Gaston County, NC.
SarahJoy has played for weddings, musicals, funerals, and hundreds of worship services. Her purpose is to live her life so others will know God's worth, and to proclaim His worth creatively & uniquely through the arts in which she has been gifted. Her desire is to spur others on to discover God's worth and to proclaim it in their own unique ways.

"SarahJoy is not just a technically superior flutist;
she is a true musician and one of the best improvisational musicians I have ever had the privilege to play with.
Her musicianship goes beyond the notes to the emotional connection of great performance.
Her gracious spirit flows through her music just as it does her human interaction."

Rev. John Rallison, Journey of Life Church
"[My daughter] thinks a lot of you as well as myself. You have been a great inspiration to her."

Heather, student's mother