About Murphy

Mike MurphyMike Murphy was born in New Mexico, raised in Texas and transplanted to Utah where he taught at Viewmont High School for 37 years until his retirement in June of 2011.  While at Viewmont, he developed a guitar program that is one of the largest in the U.S.   Mike began playing guitar when he was 12 years old and has performed in bands and as a solo performer in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. He met his wife of 42 years while performing at a resort in Colorado in 1971, after which he finished a music degree at Texas Tech University and moved to Utah in 1974. In 1985 he released his first album of original songs and now has four albums including “Standing at a Crossroad” (1996) and “Friends” (2001). His latest album is called “Boyhood Dreams” released in 2010, and is arguably his best.   Mike also worked at Guitar City in Centerville for 14 years until they closed in 2002.   His music can be found online on iTunesCDbaby, Spotify,  and many others.

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