Carson studied cello, bass, composition and theory in Los Angeles. He has performed with pop/jazz bands, orchestras, chamber music groups, as soloist, played at many clubs and venues in Los Angeles and began writing his first compositions. After moving to Seattle he continued working as a professional musician and studied music theory and history at the University of Washington. Carson currently teaches music and performs and works as a professional cellist, guitarist, bassist, and composer. He has composed music for professional video projects, taught courses in music technology, and continues to compose classical music (performed in Seattle) and perform with classical and jazz groups. Carson has toured in South Korea, Hawaii, Alaska, California, and Washington as a professional musician.