Paul Murphy enjoys an extensive performing career as a trumpet player and studio musician. He has appeared on major television and movie soundtracks, including "To Rome with Love," and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" with recording artist Rufus Wainwright. Based in New York City, he performs at Radio City Music Hall with the Rockettes and often appears at Carnegie Hall with many leading ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, and the American Symphony Orchestra. Paul is proud to serve on the teaching artist faculty of the New York Philharmonic, and has also worked as a teaching artist and performer for Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.
Prior to living in New York City, Paul was the Principal Trumpet of the Daejeon Philharmonic in South Korea. He has earned degrees from St. Olaf College and the Yale School of Music, with additional training as an Academy Fellow at the Juilliard School.
I've enjoyed teaching committed students of all ages and ability levels for over 15 years. Since students may have a wide range of reasons for wanting to take trumpet lessons, I've found that one of the most useful things for a teacher and student to do at the beginning of a relationship is to identify some of the key goals a student would like to accomplish with his/her study of trumpet. It's then my job to act as a coach guiding you along a customized path to help you achieve those goals - whether it's to learning how to play Trumpeter's Lullaby in your living room, or how to someday make it to Carnegie Hall.
One particular skill of mine is the ability to advise and guide advanced students and parents through the often crazy and sometimes daunting process of traversing conservatory and college auditions. Whether you need help selecting and being coached on repertoire, understanding the process, or advice on which schools may be a good fit for you, I look forward to working with you.