Marianne Sanders was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began playing the piano at a very young age and always had a love for music. During her high school years she became active in the music and drama programs and used her piano skills to accompany the choir. While attending college she traveled with the singing groups "The Continentals" and "The Ambassadors." She graduated from Bethany Bible College in 1988 with a BA in music education. Over the years, she has served as the accompanist for various high schools, the music director in several different churches, and most recently the accompanist for Center Stage Kids.