Murphy's Guitars is the authorized service center for Fender, Guild, Mackie, Ampeg, Takamine, Ovation, Kustom, Schecter, and many more. We repair all brands of amplifiers, keyboards, and guitars and our prices are extremely reasonable.
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Murphy's Guitars has 5 studios used for music instruction for guitar, bass, and drums with 10 teachers and over 200 students. Our instructors teach a variety of styles including rock, jazz, funk, latin, classical, country, and more. For more information about lessons call our store at 801-298-4777. You can learn more about our instructors by clicking on their name.
Instrument: Guitar; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels.
Instrument: Guitar; Music Styles: Classical & Acoustic; Bio: Bob Gaines has been teaching guitar for 33 years across the wasatch front valley. After many locations of teaching Bob has chosen Murphy's Guitars to be one of his main locations for teaching guitar, because of it's great teaching studios and great resources that it offers. He is Suzuki trained and teaches all styles of guitar with emphasis in Classical and Acoustic styles. He's done many performances including performances at Abronalle Hall in Salt Lake City.
Instrument: Beginning Guitar; Music Styles: Folk, County, Classic Rock; Bio: Jackie is our newest teacher at Murphy's Guitars. She is a senior at Woods Cross High School and active in many school activities, especially track and cross country. Jackie took lessons here at Murphy's for four years before coming on board as a teacher. She is extremely patient and works well with all ages. Jackie loves all kinds of music from 80s to the present.
Instrument: Guitar; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels; Bio: Jake began playing guitar at age 14. He has studied with and/or attended clinics with accomplished musicians including Christopher Parkening, Michael Christiansen, Jack Peterson and Corey Christiansen. Jake holds a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in guitar performance from Utah State University. He was an Applied Music Instructor while attending Utah State and instructed collegiate courses in beginning and intermediate guitar. Jake has been teaching private lessons for over 10 years. He currently teaches students of all levels and styles.
Instrument: Guitar; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels; Bio: I am not a naturally gifted guitarist. The time I spend learning music is usually at a much slower pace than some of my counterparts. My past seven years of solid teaching has illustrated to me that most of my students are not naturally gifted either. I understand the challenges of learning the guitar, and I think any student of mine that is passionate for music will succeed at whatever style he/she wants to play regardless of their personal learning obstacles. The first song I remember hearing is "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister. Since then I haven't been able to satisfy my insatiable appetite for music. I started piano around age 6, then switched to guitar at 13 and have been playing ever since. After high school I played in local bands: UnderSound, Lotus, I Could Never Hope, and several other sporadic oddities. I studied music at the University of Utah and played in many jazz guitar ensembles there. I studied the guitar with Pat Terry, Geoffrey Miller, and Kevin Johansen while I attended the U. Other private teachers I have had the privilege of studying under are Bob Gains, Russ Hodgson, and Sam Brown. I teach guitar and bass in several styles: rock, finger style, jazz, and classical. I also teach song writing methodologies for those students interested. I try to focus exactly on what the student wants. I also try to expose the student to different styles of music and to artists they might not be aware of. During the summers I offer students the option of playing in student bands that perform a concert at the end of summer.
Instrument: Guitar; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels; Bio: Phillip has been an employee and guitar teacher at Murphy's guitars since March, 2008. He has a lot of experience playing in rock bands, having won the state-wide high school battle of the bands competition 3 years in a row, along with numerous other small scale competitions. His guitar playing has led him to release two albums, a music video, open for national acts, gig around the Western United States and even play on the FOX television series "The Next Great American Band" in his hometown of Los Angeles.
Instrument: Guitar; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels; Website: www.troynielsen.com; Bio: Troy has been a music instructor, performer, composer and engraver for over 23 years. In 1996 he completed a Bachelors of Music in Music Composition and Performance from the University of Utah. Awards for composition include: The Marget Jory Fairbanks award from the American Music Center, 6 time recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award, Composers Guild Contest -first place in two categories. His Music is published by LenMuse Music and Great River Books. As a classical guitarist Troy's clientele/venue list includes: The Utah Symphony, Mayors' Rocky Anderson and Peter Coroon, Randal Carlie, The Metropolitan Resturaunt, La Callie Restaurant and Snowbird Lodges. His repertoire includes music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Modern periods. In addition to his work as a composer and guitarist Troy has been a music instructor since 1986, focusing on instruction in classical and jazz guitar and music composition/theory. Troy is also a music engraver and Copyist and has provided services for the University of Utah, Ricklen Nobis, Carlton Vickers and other notable music studios and individuals.
Instrument: Percussion, Drums; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels; Bio: James Clark received a scholarship to berklee college of music in boston. played in the house band at aerosmith's club "mamakin" in boston and in the house band at dan akroid's "house of blues" at harvard square. He's has played with and for the radio city "Rockette's", Mary Wilson of the Supremes (they made the movie "Dreamgirls" about her), Joe Muscolino, Micheal Mclean (forgotten carols and the ark), George T Gregory, Victoria Mallory, Dan Weldon, Adam Lee, the last 7 seasons at Pioneer Memorial Theater Company and many more. He can also be heard on more than thirty musical theater soundtracks as well as many tv and radio spots. He has been teaching privately for 18 years. He teaches all drumset styles, percussion, and mallet instruments (marimba, vibraphone etc). His students regularly receive scholarships to the local Universities.
Instrument: Percussion, Drums; Music Styles: All Styles, All Levels.
Concerts & Events
Murphy's Guitars often has performances in the store. We've had such artists like Mike Murphy, Jake White, Hema Heimuli, Kat Tingey, Kati Layton Barlow, Michael McLean, Randall Williams, Cori Connors, and many others. Visit our site often for announcements about upcoming performances. If you are a performer and would like to play on one of our showcases please contact us. Below you'll find a calendar of the concerts and events put on or sponsored by Murphy's Guitars.
Murphy's Guitars Upcoming Events
Davis County Fair Murphy's Guitars Showcase 2014 (concerts)
August 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014; 7:00pm 10:00pm. Come to the Davis County Fair and rock out to the music of "Roll the Bones" a Rush Tribute Band". Also you'll get to hear the Rockstars from Murphy's Guitars, Kat Tingey, and Jake White. The fun starts at 7:00pm and we'll play until 10:00pm on the Clipper Main Stage.
Bountiful Music And Arts Festival (concerts)
September 13, 2014 - September 13, 2014; All Day. The Bountiful Music and Arts Festival will be on September 13th throughout the day. We have music performances along with art displays and dance all along Main Street. Last year we had 5 locations with sound systems for music performances. Last year's festival was well attended but we had a huge rain storm that hit at 1:00pm and shut us down. Pray for no rain. I hope to see you all there.
A full service music store featuring guitars, amps, and accessories with brands such as Fender, Squier, Ibanez, Seagull, , La Patrie, Guild, Schecter, Kala Ukes and more. Repairs on all brands guitars and amps. Certified Fender Service Center for all Fender products. Band and Orchestra Instrument rentals through Bert Murdock Music. Samson PA and Recording equipment.