Susan Anders received her BA with honors from UC Santa Cruz, and her MA from San Francisco State. During this time she trained with many teachers in California, including Roland Wyatt, Faith Winthrop, Jane Sharp, Judy Davis, and Lisa Popeil. She has coached singers for over thirty-five years in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Bend. Her articles on singing have appeared in Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Musician, Backstage West and the Angel City Voice, and her instructional books, downloads, apps, and CDs have been used worldwide. Performers Susan has coached include Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum), Dierks Bentley, Joey Heatherton, Chase Bryant, Josh Gracin, Jerry Douglas, Rose MacGowan, Constance Marie, Alana Ubach, and L7.
Susan is also a singer and songwriter: "A commanding, soulful voice" said the New Yorker—"A wonderful singer" said the East Bay Express—"Arrow-pure vocals" said In Pittsburg. Her former band Susan's Room released five albums. Susan has recorded five solo albums: You Can Close Your Eyes (a lullaby album), Release, Swimmer, Loop de Loop, and her newest album 13 Women. Susan's songs have been recorded by the Four Bitchin' Babes, The Irrationals, Renee Hayes, The Viper Creek Band, and many other artists. Susan was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and now lives in Bend, Oregon.