Carley Anderson began playing piano at the age of six, and violin at the age of eleven. After high school, she attended and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. She studied with such teachers as Andrew Zaplatynsky, Kevin Moore, and Charles Stegeman. While in college, she was a touring member of the University Choir and Orchestra, performing concerts across the United States from Missouri to Washington. Her quartet, the Townsend String Quartet, was invited to perform in numerous recital venues in Southern California as well. She was the full time pianist of Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse from 2013-2016, and most recently the music director of First Presbyterian Church in Brookline. She has taught piano and violin to students of all ages in the Syracuse area for over 10 years, and enthusiastically shares her passion for music in her teaching and performances.