Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts blossoms from couple's home music lessons

Angela and Edward Anderson moved from California to Buckeye hoping to start a family closer to relatives and friends.

They settled into a new life in the Buckeye community of Verrado in 2008 but brought one vestige of life in California with them: the Anderson Institute of Music and Performing Arts.

The institute, near Verrado Way and Sunrise Lane in Buckeye, opened Monday, years after the couple began recruiting neighbors and friends in Buckeye and teaching them music.