Mr. David Murphy

Email:dpmurphy@mpsaz.org/
Phone:(480) 472-2642

Biography

Mr. Murphy is a 1991 graduate of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Instrumental Music Education .

After student teaching at Mesa H.S. in the Fall of 1990, Mr. Murphy moved to the Valley the following year to begin his teaching career.  He was hired in 1992 at Powell Jr. H.S. where his assgnment included teaching band and beginning guitar.  In the Spring of 2002 he added a Steel Pan program to the music curriculum.

Mr. Murphy moved to Brimhall Jr. H.S. in 2007 where he was the Director of Bands .  In addition to his teaching duties at Brimhall, he was the General Music teacher at Franklin South Elementary.  In 2012 Brimhall was repurposed. Franklin Northeast and Franklin South were combined and Franklin JHS moved its campus to the former Brimhall site. Mr Murphy is currently the band director for Franklin JHS and Franklin at Brimhall as well as a General Music teacher (teaming with Mrs. Sally Olson) for grades 2, 4, 5 and 6.