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Wendy Murphy-Harris

EducationWendy Murphy-Harris

  • North Texas State University (now UNT), Denton, Texas
    Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Magna Cum Laude
  • Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas
    Master of Arts in Piano Performance, 1991
  • Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas
    Studied Music Therapy for 1 1/2 years, 1985

Teaching Experience

  • University of Wyoming
    • Teaching Assistant: taught class piano
    • Accompanist for student recitals, theater productions
  • Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas
    • Teaching Assistant: private and class piano
    • Accompanist for student recitals
  • Briarcliff Music School, Austin, Texas
    • Piano classes for children of all ages
  • Austin Piano & Strings Studio
    • Teaching private piano lessons since 1992

Performing Experience

  • Classical: Solo piano recitals, master classes, weddings, receptions, private parties from 1979 to present time
  • Blues, folk, various pop styles: Piano, acoustic guitar and vocals in various bands and duos from 1979 to 1993.
    Played parties and clubs as a solo performer (singer/songwriter, acoustic guitar and vocals, piano)
  • Accompanying: Student recitals, University theater.
    Currently accompanying for The Kids Acting Camp in Austin.

Mike Harris (guitar, violin/fiddle/viola, mandolin, bass)

EducationMike Harris

  • North Texas State University (now UNT), Denton, Texas
    Bachelor of Music (Theory), 1978, Magna Cum Laude
    Master of Music (Guitar), 1983
  • Also: Master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, Paul O'dette, Robert Guthrie and others

Teaching Experience

  • North Texas State University, 1978-83
    Classes & private lessons in classical guitar for music majors
  • New School of Music, Austin 1983-84
  • The Childbloom Company, Austin, Elgin, San Marcos 1984-89
  • St. Stephen's School, Austin, 1986-92
  • Austin Guitar School, 1992-97 (many thanks, Ted & Claudia)
  • Three Muses School, Austin, 1997-2007 (merci, Mary)
  • Austin Strings Workshop/Austin Piano & Strings 1985-present

Performing Experience

  • 1964-70: Various rock/country bands in Southeast Texas
  • 1973-74: Rock band, "Me," Austin (Remember the One Knite!)
  • 1978-83: Assorted bands, various styles, Denton, Texas
  • 1988-90: "The Grandmothers, featuring Jimmy Carl Black," rock and other styles, Austin
  • 1983-present: Wedding ceremonies/receptions in churches and other venues throughout Central Texas
  • Also: Recording sessions, accompanist for singers and dancers, classical music recitals, etc.