"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. I was the pianist at Grace Episcopal Church for 3 years in Syracuse. Then, while living in Boston, I was the full-time music director and pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Brookline. In this position, I selected service and worship music weekly, rehearsed the choir, prepared special holiday selections, and coordinated special music offerings. I now freelance and teach in the greater Atlanta area.

 

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 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. 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