Welcome to Dennis Murphy School of Music

Dennis Murphy School of Music is a team of dedicated professionals who teach all aspects of music with passion.

It is our pleasure to see you on our website and to know you are interested in learning more about music opportunities on the Central Coast. Here at DMSM we offer unique music programs for students age 7 through adult.

DMSM was founded by Dennis Murphy who has been a professional musician and educator for over 30 years.

We offer private instruction for most instruments including: piano, voice, violin, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, accordion, ukelele, banjo, upright bass, drums, percussion, harmonica, sight reading, chart writing, theory, and more. We also offer group choral, school of rock, jazz combo, and big band.

We also offer monthly clinics by known professionals in all music styles and music camps during school breaks. Our state of the art facility is equipped with Final Cut and Logic software to produce both visual and audio recordings.

DMSM is always adding new types of lessons as we grow, so check with us frequently for updates. Send us your ideas and we will work to provide a program tailored just for you!

Our school is located in the beautiful Monterey, California.
Our hours of operation are —

  • Monday-Friday — 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday — 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday — by special arrangement