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Bonnie Murphy

Arcata, CA 95521 (map)

Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

Since as long as I can remember, music has been a large part of my life. I love how it is a whole other language which requires no words. How freeing it is to express ourselves and communicate this way!

My Musical Education Background

My formal education in piano began as a child of 7 with Dr. Norman Wright in Santa Barbara, CA.

I majored in Music at the University of California Santa Barbara and Humboldt State University and was fortunate to study under the tutelage of both Dr. Frank Marks and Dr. Deborah Clasquin.

In 1990, I received my Music degree in Piano Performance. I continued to study with Deborah Clasquin until her passing in 2009. My teacher training in the Suzuki Method took place at Holy Names College between 1990 and 1995.

My experience includes 23 years of teaching at my home studio and 5 years of group and private piano instruction at Humboldt Music Academy at Humboldt State University.

Genres and Subjects Taught

I am classically trained for piano. I am also trained in the Suzuki Method. I teach diverse styles of music for the piano. In my guitar teaching, I teach music reading and chords in the genres of folk, rock, pop and blues.

Lesson Rates

30 minute: $75/month
45 min: $112.50/month
60 min: $150/month

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

For the piano, I teach age 4 up to adults. For guitar, age 7 and up to adults.

My Certifications and Awards

B.A. in Music - Piano Performance
Suzuki Certification through Book 3

My Musical Influences

My teachers, Dr Norman Wright, Dr Frank Marks and Dr Deborah Clasquin were all influential in my musical training. Dr Clasquin was my mentor for 21 years until her passing in 2009, so I was especially influenced by her. She was an amazing performer and teacher

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