Instructor profile

Candace Murphy

Violin / Viola


What do you love about music?

I love teaching music, learning new to me violin repertoire, and collaborating and performing with other musicians. I love that music is a language spoken all over the world. Music continues to play a central role in the activities I enjoy most with my husband, which include watching movies, playing video games, and traveling.

Who is your favorite artist?

Hilary Hahn

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Discovery - Daft Punk
Hisaishi Meets Miyazaki Films - Joe Hisaishi
Masters of the Bow - Various Artists
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Various Artists
Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkin

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

I regularly perform with the Plymouth Strings at Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne, and am part of a duo with cellist Martyna Bleke.


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Candace Murphy has taught violin and piano to students of all ages for over a decade. Before moving to Fort Wayne, she taught and performed in southern California. Born in Kentucky, she began taking Suzuki violin lessons at the age of four. She holds a Master of Music from Belmont University, where she studied violin performance and pedagogy with Elisabeth Small. Candace completed her teacher training for Suzuki books 1-4, and most recently studied with Richard Schwabe at the Colburn Community School in Los Angeles. In addition to teaching, she has performed with the Paducah Symphony, La Jolla Symphony, and the Golden State Pops. She lives in Fort Wayne with her husband Timothy.