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PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM


ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH SOME OF THE BEST TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY

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PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM


ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH SOME OF THE BEST TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS


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Private lessons are the core of our program. Our teachers are passionate about music education - they focus on strengthening each student’s foundation of music theory, note & rhythm reading and ear training, while working on repertoire that is inspiring and fun for each student. We are always looking to build on the initial excitement that each student experiences when starting to learn an instrument.

Our school provides a dynamic, friendly learning environment where students feel they are truly a part of an established community. This dynamic community is paramount, and something that clearly sets us apart from other music schools.

For a free, no obligation consultation about private lessons at Mark Murphy’s Music, please submit an Information Request form.

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BAND PROGRAM


BEFORE YOU CAN GO SOLO, YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN A BAND

BAND PROGRAM


BEFORE YOU CAN GO SOLO, YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN A BAND

OUR BAND PROGRAM


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Our student bands are held in high esteem in the surrounding communities, which is a testament to our exclusive integrated lesson/band system. Bands are guided as they choose and rehearse songs from a wide range of styles and genres. Working with peers in a group setting supports the development of collaborative musical skills, an essential aspect of musicianship that students may not have the chance to cultivate through private lessons. By combining this with the individualized attention received in private lessons, they get a well-rounded experience that provides the essential tools for performers in any genre. Within this integrated system, we see students progressing at a dramatically faster rate.

We guarantee class sizes of 3 to 5 students, and each group is coached by two faculty members - this allows for maximum personal attention given to each student. Students in this program have access to many diverse performance opportunities, from gigs in the surrounding communities to our two yearly festival weekends during which every student band presents their songs to a packed audience of family and friends. Acceptance is by teacher recommendation.

Let us know if you and/or your child would like to be considered.

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SOLO ARTIST PROGRAM


THE INTIMACY AND ART OF PLAYING SOLO

SOLO ARTIST PROGRAM


THE INTIMACY AND ART OF PLAYING SOLO

SOLO ARTIST PROGRAM


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The Solo Artist Program is a very unique program and exclusive to our school. It is designed to give students who take both voice and instrumental lessons the opportunity and additional tools they need to combine both disciplines. This is one of the most valuable skills a musician can possess, and we believe that no student is too young to begin mastering this ability. While we put a lot of emphasis on the importance of playing music in a group environment, the ability to perform independently as a solo artist is a very special gift that our students will carry with them throughout their lives.

Students in the Solo Artist Program perform twice annually, at the acclaimed Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Having the opportunity to play in one of the city’s most well-known venues for acoustic music is yet another advantage we are proud to provide to our students. Leading up to each show, students work directly with our experienced faculty members to choose and arrange songs from the catalog of a predetermined artist such as Sting, Paul Simon or The Beatles. Focusing on one artist for every show provides a common ground for teaching song-form and style, but inevitably each student brings their own unique personality and artistry to the material.

The goal for each student is to not only master the vocal and instrumental components of each song, but to build a skill-set that allows them to step onto one of New York City’s important stages with confidence and emotionally connect to the audience. The end result is a compelling performance for family and friends, widely acknowledged as one of the most intimate and magical events of the year.

Let us know if you and/or your child would like to be considered.
 

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JAZZ IMPROVISATION PROGRAM


WHERE BLUES & STANDARDS MEET FUSION & FUNK

JAZZ IMPROVISATION PROGRAM


WHERE BLUES & STANDARDS MEET FUSION & FUNK

JAZZ IMPROVISATION PROGRAM


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For intermediate/advanced students interested in going deeper into jazz improvisation techniques, this program is the perfect place to take things to the next level. Rehearsals focus on jazz theory and improvisational methods, and our small class size provides an ideal forum for students to experiment with improvising as part of a group.

The program is led by talented faculty members who come from some of the top jazz schools in the country, and the repertoire they present is hand-picked to build on the unique history and interests of each band member. The curriculum includes listening/transcription assignments and studying/soloing over the various blues forms, and introduces fundamental jazz theory concepts.

Throughout the year there are many performance opportunities for the students in this program, including local gigs and special appearances in our band festival weekends.
Acceptance is by teacher recommendation.

Let us know if you and/or your child would like to be considered.