Murphys, CA…Murphys School of Music is happy and very grateful to have received a substantial grant from Calaveras Community Foundation. This funding allows the young non-profit to improve programs and services. It will include the purchase of marching band instruments and uniforms, recital and performance equipment, sound proofing, a student outreach program and some low-income student subsidies.

A new recital space and dance program is underway under the direction of Sarah Long. This will be a wonderful addition to MSM giving a larger area for group lessons, student recitals and a complete program of dance for people of all ages. The new program will also include theatre arts. The dance schedule will be available online at the beginning of February. Please give the school a call during office hours on Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm, or on Friday from 10 am – 4 pm for more information on the Winter Music Session and the Dance Program, or to make a donation or become a volunteer.

Gift Certificates are available for music and dance lessons. What a great idea for your aspiring loved one. Music is a joyful gift that keeps on giving over a lifetime. It’s proven that children who study music do better in school. It is a dedicated practice that increases focus and math skills. Yet, music is the first thing to be cut from the public school curriculum. MSM aims to keep music education alive and available in Calaveras County. Be sure to inquire about the MSM School Assembly Performance Program.

Dance provides a healthy practice for body, mind and spirit. It provides focus and joyful exercise to those who choose to allow themselves the pleasure of the process. It improves dexterity and strength, and offers a healthy pastime from young and old. MSM musicians will be coupled with dance students, allowing for unique performance opportunities.

Save the Date for the Murphys School of Music Open House on Saturday, February 2
from 10 am – 3 pm. Help us to celebrate our one-year anniversary and see what is on the agenda
for 2019. Enjoy refreshments, meet the teachers and hear some wonderful live music.

The Music Winter Session is now underway. Private and group lessons are offered in piano,
keyboard, guitar, woodwinds, drums, voice and more. For class options please visit To register call or drop by the school in Taylor Plaza at
265 Tom Bell Road, Suite E, Murphys CA, 209-813-0696.