Trevor Murphy

Trevor M.

Concord, CA

About Trevor M.

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Trevor teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2010
Last sign in: 6 days ago


My name is Trevor M. I primarily teach upright and electric bass. Beginning to advanced levels. I can teach you anything from Jimi Hendrix, to John Coltrane, to Bach.

Additionally, I teach beginning to intermediate Guitar, Piano, and Trumpet. If needed/preferred, I include reading music and beginning to advanced music theory in the lesson, as I offer Music theory tutoring as well, in Classical Harmony, as well as Jazz Theory and Improvisation.

I am dedicated to helping my students 1. Have fun, 2. Learn, and drastically improve in what they want to learn, 3. Grow and become well-rounded musicians.

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Double Bass

Aug 2015 - Present
Peninsula Symphony

Double Bass

Aug 2015 - Present
SJSU Symphony Orchestra

Principal Double Bass

Oct 2013 - Present
DVC Philharmonic Orchestra

•Principal Double Bass – Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra

Freelance Musician

Jul 2013 - Present

•Live performances at San Jose's Jazz Club Café Stritch and
San Francisco’s Savanna Jazz club
•Band Leader, Bassist and Composer for jazz groups “Collective Culture” and “Roarin’ Hounds Quintet”


Oct 2012 - Present

•Double Bass and Electric Bass – Diablo Valley College Jazz Ensemble (2012-present)


BM - Jazz Studies

Aug 2015 - Present
San Jose State University

AA in Music

Sep 2012 - May 2015
Diablo Valley College

Music Certificate

Sep 2004 - Jul 2014
Private Instructors

Jazz Theory and Improvisation Completed

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Diablo Valley College

Music Theory Completion - Common Practice

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Diablo Valley College

High School Diploma with focus on instrumental music

Sep 2009 - May 2012
Concord High School+

Graduation - Instrumental Music

Sep 2003 - Jun 2009
Mountain View Elem. - El Dorado Middle

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


BM - Jazz Studies

May 2016
San Jose State University

AA - Music

May 2014
Diablo Valley College

Eagle Scout

Mar 2012
Boy Scouts of America


Outstanding Musicianship

Mar 2010
Campana Jazz Festival


International Society of Bassists

Jan 2010

The International Society of Bassists was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With nearly 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB publishes a triannual magazine, Bass World, with an eclectic mix of articles about soloists, jazz and orchestral players, early music, pedagogy, international personalities and orchestras and reviews of new print music and recordings, plus monthly e-newsletters and communications.

Boy Scouts of America

Jan 2005

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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