Hear Them Ring was founded in 2016 by Barbara Peaker. Specializing in English Handbells, Hear Them Ring sells handbell sheet music as well as all handbell related products and accessories. Owner Barbara Peaker is the Malmark Bellcraftsmen Independent Sales Representative for Eastern Canada and handles all sales and service of malmark products. Hear Them Ring also offers handbell and handchime workshops, as well as solo ringing for your special event. Hear Them Ring was formed to encompass all the aspects of bell ringing in which Barbara is involved.
Barbara Peaker has been ringing handbells with the Bells of Westminster in Orangeville, Ontario since 2007. She is the director of the Alliston Golden Bells in Alliston, Ontario. She is also the assistant director of Heavenly Metal Youth Ringers, the Charming Chimers, the Altones, and the Homeschool Chime Choir. Barbara became a solo ringer shortly after learning to play handbells and plays at numerous concerts and special events across the GTA. Barbara has previously accompanied the Georgetown Bach Chorale. She enjoys performing for the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association’s fundraising concerts, and has won three scholarships for her solo ringing through the Orangeville and District Music Festival. Barbara has recently developed a motivational ringing program, where she speaks of how music changes lives and how it changed her own life, combined with several handbell solo numbers. She is a graduate of Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology.
Barbara is currently the Eastern Canada Sales Representative for Malmark Bellcraftsmen. She provides sales, service, and repairs of all Malmark bell and chime products and accessories. Barbara is the Instrument Loan Coordinator for the Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers (OGEHR) and is a member of the OGEHR Education Committee working towards creating a curriculum for bells and chimes in schools. She also teaches at schools, retirement homes, arts days, summer camps, teacher workshops, and as a part of music therapy programs. Barbara has enjoyed ringing at such places as the Rose Theatre (Brampton) and Casa Loma. Her most enjoyable handbell memory was being a part of "The Big Ring" in Minneapolis Minnesota, where 664 bell ringers broke the Guinness World Record for the largest handbell ensemble.