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Joseph Murphy

San Carlos

I am currently in my 6th year as the Music Director at Tierra Linda Middle School in San Carlos, CA. Prior to this position, I was the Assistant Band Director at La Canada High/Middle School in Southern California. At my current position I have 32 Trombonists, 28 Euphonium players and 16 Tuba players. Teaching brass is my passion!

Currently I have a studio of over 50 musicians ranging in ages from 6 to 18. I have taught over 200 private students in the past 6 years and the success has been overwhelming...
52 kids participated in CMEA Solo/Ensemble
30 Superiors and 10 Excellent Ratings and 12 Command Performance Superiors. My tuba students have held the top spots in the California Youth Symphony, Claremont Youth Symphony, Pasadena Youth Symphony and the Peninsula Youth Symphony. Two years ago I was the only teacher to have TEN PRIVATE students make the California All State Band. One of my former students currently holds a 50% position with the Stuttgart Opera.

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Email [email protected]
Phone Number (818) 674-2306
Instruments/Types Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Baritone/Euphonium
Lesson Fee $40/half hour, $75/hour
City San Carlos
Age Range of Students All Ages
Education Bachelors in Tuba Performance from Califoria State University, Northridge; Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University. My private instructors include Dr. Douglas Tornquist, Tony Clements, Zachariah Spellman, Tommy Johnson and Jim Self.
Number of Years Teaching 11 years
Institutional Affiliation Member of the California Music Educators Association. Member of the California Band Directors Association. Member of the Tri-M Honor Society.
House Calls
Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching Both
Method Creating a love and passion for music
Music Style(s) Taught Orchestral, Solo, Band, Chamber
* All rates are estimated and subject to change

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