Camp Director

Welcome to Rockland Rock Band Camp. Music is such an important part of all of our lives – it touches all of us. Music connects us to so many fond memories and connects us to each other. Listening to music is great, and for me and all musicians, playing music is even better – especially in a band. When I formed the camp 6 years ago, I wanted to provide a fun and memorable summer program and musical learning experience for our campers, and give them the opportunity to experience being in a real band, rehearsing, and performing live in front of an audience. We see solid musical development in our campers after just one week in our program, and the campers come away with an experience that will last a lifetime.

It is important to us that we have a strong personal relationship with our campers and their parents, and would like to talk with you to discuss our program, how it can work for your child, their particular interests, skill level, and goals. Please
call me directly or send me an email – I’d like to talk with you. I hope you will have your child join us.


Brian Murphy
Founder & Director
Rockland Rock Band Camp

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Brian has a strong and diverse musical background and over 10 years of teaching experience. A professional guitarist and knowledgeable musician, Brian is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he received a Bachelor's of Music (B.M.) degree in performance. Brian studied guitar with musical greats Steve Khan, John Abercrombie, Bill Connors and Ken Hatfield. He has played in many rock and jazz bands in NYC and has various live and recording experience.

Growing up playing Classic Rock, Brian’s current passion is jazz, and he has been influenced by the music of Steve Khan, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery. His rock influences include guitarists Alex Lifeson, Neil Geraldo (Pat Benatar), Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck.

Brian is skilled artist and songwriter. Listen to some of his original music and jazz covers here:

Original Music
Jazz playing
Other Music

Brian teaches guitar to students of all ages and skill levels and provides private and group instruction, as well as online instruction via Skype at He has extensive knowledge of many musical styles and genres, and customizes his lessons to suit each student’s ability and technique and develop their musicianship.

Brian has more than 20 years experience in the music industry and expertise in musical equipment, and continues to stay current on the latest products and technologies. He worked in music retail at the famous Manny’s Music as Guitar Department Manager and Sales Manager, and at Alex Music on 48th Street in New York City, and was in sales for both D’Addario and Brian Moore Guitars/iGuitar.