Louise Rose believes that the first and last words of every day should be “Thank You.” In short, her spiritual philosophy is the philosophy of gratitude. Musical from a very early age, Louise’s capabilities and interests haven’t exactly been restricted to making music. A native of Norristown Pennsylvania, she has, among other things, been a police officer, a Baptist missionary and a sociology teacher. But all that changed after she arrived in Victoria in the early 1970’s and fell in love with British Columbia’s capital city. While in a very real sense it is music that underscores all that Louise does and is, her questing nature has taken her beyond the limits of pure musicianship and into areas of expertise directly and indirectly related to her first love.