Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Camp

Join us for our eighth annual Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Camp, October 26-28, 2018, 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.

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You must be able to play these three tunes all the way through without stopping:
Banjo In The Hollow
Boil Them Cabbage Down, low break
Cripple Creek (all three are on New Beginning Banjo 1)
You must know how to make G, C, and D vamp chords in the F position (also taught on New Beginning Banjo 1, as well as 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 (it is taught along with the songs on New Beginning Banjo 1, and 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 need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it, available until a month before camp.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at