Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp

Join us for our eighth annual intermediate Murphy Method Banjo Camp, March 23-25, 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 throughout the weekend. We will add a third instructor if needed to keep class sizes small. We will focus on making you a better, more rounded banjo player. In response to overwhelming student feedback we will focus on playing with other people and improving your jamming skills. Other topics will likely include: improvising, improvising up the neck, playing in C position, playing in D position, and dealing with “off chords.” There will be lots and lots of playing.

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.

The Thursday evening before camp (March 22) there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons with Murphy are available befire camp if scheduled in advance.

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

These songs are absolutely required:

Banjo In The Hollow (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Boil Them Cabbage Down (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Cripple Creek (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

I Saw The Light (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2) or Foggy Mountain Breakdown (on Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 / New Beginning Banjo 2)

Blue Ridge Cabin Home (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Bury Me Beneath The Willow (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 2)

You must know your F shaped vamp chords and be able to vamp to the above tunes. (on Vamping: Beginning Banjo

Backup and included with the songs on New Beginning Banjo 1 and 2)

Must be able to use the capo in A (two frets) and C (five frets) and vamp to songs there.

Highly Recommended:
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1

All the songs on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2

From Beginning Banjo Vol 2: All songs except Salt Creek and Fireball Mail
From New Beginning Banjo 3: All songs except Salt Creek

From Jam Session Standards: Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Improvising: The First Stage: First two songs or three songs