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Darin Murphy
Guitar, Drums - South (In person), Online

Darin Murphy has spent over a decade at the Austin School of Music,

applying years of experience in live and studio performance, from

dive bars in Houston to the Broadway stage in New York. He has

released several albums on his own and with sister Trish Murphy, and

has played with artists such as Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross,

Micky Dolenz, Bob Schneider, Bodeans and many others. His vocal

and acting chops won him a job on Broadway, portraying John

Lennon in the musical “Lennon”. He is currently the drummer and

musical director for Austin’s most exciting cover band, Skyrocket!

Darin is a self-taught, natural ear multi-instrumentalist whose

teaching style is tailored to fit each individual student. “Everyone who

comes through my door has a different way of understanding music,”

he says. “Some respond better to hearing it, others need to see it on

paper, so I work according to their needs. Ultimately it’s about the joy

of self discovery, and I get much gratification lighting up faces of all


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