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Candace Murphy



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.



Candace Murphy was born in Kentucky. At age four, she began taking Suzuki violin lessons. She holds a master’s degree in music from Belmont University, where she studied violin performance and pedagogy with Elisabeth Small. She completed her teacher training for Suzuki books one through four and most recently studied with Richard Schwabe at the Colburn Community School in Los Angeles. She has performed with the Paducah Symphony, La Jolla Symphony, and the Golden State Pops. Before moving to Fort Wayne with her husband Timothy, she taught and performed in Southern California. With over a decade teaching violin and viola to students of all ages, Candace is ready to help you create beautiful tunes with your instrument, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional.