Layne is an active arts administrator, percussion educator and performer based in Greenville, SC. She currently serves as the Educational Engagement Coordinator for DRUM Percussion Studio, where she is responsible for scholastic outreach and programming. She maintains a full load of classes and private lessons in all areas of percussion and performs regularly with staff throughout the Upstate. She also assists in the day-to-day operations of the studio, including regular communication with prospective and current families, event planning and logistics, curriculum development, and social media content creation. Layne also serves as Adjunct Percussion Instructor at Clemson University and Erskine College, where she teaches applied lessons in all areas of percussion. At Clemson, she assists with the percussion ensemble as her schedule allows. Her responsibilities at Erskine include teaching the percussion methods course to music education majors.
Layne received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University in 2012 and went on to receive her Master of Music degree from the Ohio State University in 2014. She has studied percussion with Susan Powell, Joseph Krygier, Paul Buyer, Mark Spede, and Bill Stowe.
Layne is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and served as the Communications Officer for the South Carolina chapter from 2019-2022. She proudly endorses Artifact Percussion.