Cynthia and Rick Quintanal

Cynthia and Rick come from backgrounds in music and the healing arts. They met through musical friends at a Kirtan on the beach under a full moon. It was decided then that they should collaborate and after their first date at a jam at a local farm, fate sealed them together as a couple. At first they practiced Cynthia's "tunes" that she had written and pulled together a band with some of Ricks favorite jazz and rock players. After a session with Dave Anderson in their home studio one evening of completely improvised music and poetry, hearing the playback, it was determined that something bigger was at play and thus the birth of Crystal Cymbalogy.

Cynthia is a multidimensional resonant healer who loves connecting people to nature. She graduated in 1995 from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and is Licensed in CT and NY states. She continued herstudies taking deep tissue cellular memory (following the Rolfing model) at the Lung Ta Institute with Marc Daniels, Reiki energy with Heather Cummings (John of God) and Cathy Prins,
Craniosacral and SER (somato emotional release) with the Upledger Institute, Energy work with Randy Sherman participating in Awakening the Light Body Live (Sunaya Roman and Duane Packer), Theta Healing Level I and II with Pat Caufield, Sound Healing and Ritual and Resonance with Jill Purce of the UK (The Healing Voice), Telepathic Sound Healing with Deena Spear, Gaudry Normand (Mine Cristal,Bonsecours Canada)the originator of the healing crystal bowls, Sound Healing with Tom Kenyon and Sound Healing and ritual with the natural world in sacred sites with Zacciah Blackburn (as well as Diamond Light Practices), The Arvigo Techniques of Abdominal Massage at the Arvigo institute in NH.Advanced Universal Shamanism with don Oscar Miro-Quesada

Rick is a lifelong drummer and has recently come to healing work, although his music has always held a healing element. A Reiki Master, his sessions are extremely compassionate as he assists you to a very deep level of awareness and peace.
"Early on in my musical path it came to me that one of my main artistic promptings was to play music that allowed people to feel how beautiful they are. This realization came in my early twenty's. Now decades later that initial prompting has brought me onto this wonderful path of Sound Healing. I could not have imagined then that I would be playing Crystal bowls with my beautiful wife, and through those sounds, percussive rhythms, beautiful melodies and words help enable the listener and myself to attune to the higher self, the true source of our eternal beauty. Life is an interesting journey, and I am grateful to be at this point, and am looking forward to what lies ahead on this magical path."

Rick majored in music at the University of California at San Jose, studied drums with Maestro Eugene Graves, Anthony Cirone ( principle percussionist with the San Francisco symphony), and Chuck Brown ( leading S.F. Bay area teacher whose students include Terry Bozzio and DavidGaribaldi ). He was an assistant teacher in Chucks studio for 5 years. He has been teaching for over 30 years.
Rick performed and toured with The Don Ellis Orchestra, George Duke, John Klemmer, Kenny Rankin, and Jorge Santanas' Malo, and has worked in both the L.A. and San Francisco recording scene with various artists, and is currently performing in Connecticut with Crystal Cymbalogy, Otis and the Hurricanes, and Terra Coda.