Carly King began formal training in violin at the age of 4 under Mary Locke in Fulton County, Ga, and continued through under the instruction of Becky Klein in Atlanta, Ga for her last two years of high school until she graduated in 2012. She then continued her violin studies at the University of Georgia. She began studying piano at the age of 6 and took lessons for 10 years. As a junior in high school she received a hand-me-down guitar from her older brother and has been playing for the past seven years.
Carly was a member of the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra in Roswell, Ga, for two and a half years from 8th-10th grade and participated in All-State Orchestra in her junior and senior years of high school. In 2017 she graduated from the University of Georgia as a double major in Violin Performance studying under Dr. Michael Heald, and Music Therapy under the provision of Dr. Roy Kennedy and Dr. Ellen Ritchey. From 2012-2016, Carly was a member of the UGA Symphony Orchestra as well as various small ensembles such as trios, quartets, a sextet, and an octet with other undergraduate students, graduate students, and doctoral students.
Carly loves writing her own music, both instrumental and set to lyrics, and also plays ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. She is an active singer/songwriter and has toured the southeast United States. She currently has an an album out and aspires to continue her career as a professional musician. She loves improvising on the instruments she plays and strongly encourages playing by ear as well as learning to read music. Aside from music, Carly loves to read, paint and draw, is experimenting with photography.
She looks forward to building relationships with her students through music!