Pierce Murphy - Guitar, Voice
Born and raised in Denver, Pierce is an established teacher, guitarist, vocalist, producer and songwriter in the city’s various music scenes. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Music with an emphasis in jazz guitar from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Performance Certificate in jazz voice from University of Denver.
He has extensive studio experience, with performance, production, and engineering credits on more than 30 albums and projects, and in live music settings as the production manager for Dazzle Jazz where he worked with the biggest names in the jazz world.
He performs regularly in Denver and has recently enjoyed taking his music overseas on a Japanese tour in the Fall of 2017 in support of an album he wrote there in 2014. He is one of Vrain Street Music’s artists, a local licensing and recording company, preparing to release multiple albums with the group in 2018.
Pierce comes from a family of music teachers and has himself been teaching privately for over 13 years. He tailors his lessons to each individual student and class, addressing the interests and goals of each to maximize understanding and fun. That’s because a core tenet of his music philosophy is that it should be, if nothing else, a lot of fun.