"music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart."

--pablo casals

Experience

Since my first student recital at the age of seven, I have been performing regularly at events within the local community. Eagle Scout ceremonies, pastoral ordinations, weddings, funerals, dinner parties, church services, accompanying--you name it, I've done it. I specialize in coordinating important details ahead of time, being reliably prepared and skillfully performing so you can relax and enjoy the moment. In 2012, I received by Bachelor of Music degree from Azusa Pacific University in violin performance.

In addition to freelancing throughout the greater Boston area, I am also the full-time music director and pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Brookline. In this position, I select service and worship music weekly, rehearse the choir, prepare special holiday selections, coordinate special music offerings, and perform weddings and funerals upon request of parishioners.

 

Piano

I am versatile with many different genres of piano music, including classical, ragtime, contemporary Christian, traditional church hymns, Broadway, and more. For a list of music already in my repertoire, please click here. If you are interested in music not listed, please ask and I will do what I can to accommodate your request. To book an event and get a price estimate, please contact me. Samples of my previous work in Syracuse, NY at Grace Episcopal Church can be seen in videos on their Facebook page.

 

Violin

Sarabande from Partita No. 2 in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach; Holy Wednesday Tenebrae Service, Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse, NY on 16 Apr 2014.

I have a number of solo pieces I am happy to play, or can collaborate with another colleague on piano or in a quartet to provide accompanied music. For a list of music already in my repertoire, please click here. If you are interested in music not listed, please ask and I will do what I can to accommodate your request. To book an event and get a price estimate, please contact me.

Carley Anderson Senior Recital, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA on 30 Mar 2012.

 

Teaching

In the ten years I've been teaching, I have come to believe the most important element I can impart to my students is a passion for music. It is my goal to cultivate an interest in music while empowering students with practical tools to skillfully and musically express themselves.

I received my Bachelor of Music in 2012 from Azusa Pacific University, specializing in violin performance. In August 2014, I attended Every Child Can at the Hartt Suzuki Institute, returning the following year to complete Suzuki Violin Unit 1 Teacher Training. I am an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association. Samples of previous student's recitals may be found here, including downloadable programs and photos of the events.

To inquire about lessons, please contact me.

 

Discography