Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Camp

Join us for our seventh annual Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Camp, October 27-29, 2017, in Winchester, Virginia. A weekend of all banjo all the time is just what you need to kick your playing up to the next level! Our camp is different from any other camp you’ve gone to. It will be 100% Murphy Method instruction. We’ll do more playing, less talking, and the small class size will allow plenty of individual attention.
Murphy Henry and Casey Henry will be your instructors for this intimate camp. Our beginning camp focuses on playing with others. When you come prepared, knowing our three pre-requisite songs (see below), we can work on playing the breaks in a jam session setting, vamping to these tunes, hearing chord changes, and some basic improvising. Evenings feature instructor concerts and slow jams to practice what you’ve learned during the day.
Newly added: Novice Class. We have a dedicated novice instructor that can get you started from the very beginning. We even have banjos to lend. Please indicate on your registration form if you need to borrow a banjo for camp.
Prerequisites: (These do not apply for the Novice class.)
You must be able to play these three tunes all the way through without stopping:
Banjo In The Hollow (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1)
Boil Them Cabbage Down, low break (on Banjo for Misfits)
Cripple Creek (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1)
You must know how to make G, C, and D vamp chords in the F position (on Vamping: Beginning Banjo Backup) and be able to move between the three chords. (Don’t worry about the D position.)
All of the above PLUS:
High Break to Boil Them Cabbage Down
Vamping to all three songs (on Vamping: Beginning Banjo Backup)
Blue Ridge Cabin Home from Kickstart Your Jamming
We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.
Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603
T 540-678-8822
Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition.
If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at