Jenna Murphy Piano
Jenna Murphy is an accomplished songwriter, musician, performer, and teacher based in Sydney’s Inner-West. She grew up in the midlands of Ireland playing piano and guitar from a young age. Jenna completed an Honors’ Degree in Music from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2008 and Graduated with a distinction in piano performance and composition. Her mentors include the Irish composer's Eric Sweeney and Marion Ingoldsby and the great Irish pianist Finghin Collins.
Jenna ran her own private teaching studio in Ireland where she was a registered teacher of the Royal Irish Academy. Since coming to Australia 5 years ago she has taught for a variety of schools, the most recent being Allan’s Music and Billy Hydes.
She not only specializes in classical piano and the full range of the AMEB syllabus but also teaches a more contemporary/pop approach with a mix of composition and playing. She especially works well with people or children looking to write and understand their own music, delving into the fundamentals of chord writing and arranging and of course singing and playing. She has been playing and teaching guitar for many years and also focuses on the principles of song writing, specifically playing in unusual tunings and singing.
Jenna is a busy performer both on the original and cover scene. Her own music can be found under www.jennamurphymusic.com and she also plays in a quirky female duo act called Feline. She recently wrote and recorded an EP called Ancient Sea Warrior that can be found on all popular online stores
“You know, there are only a small percentage of albums that offer the whole package. I believe Jenna Murphy’s “Ancient Sea Warrior” is one of those albums.” Shashona McCall, Indie Showcase 2011.