The Black Tree School is a Santa Monica, California based music studio that specializes in a variety of different disciplines of the art form. Academy owner and founder, Chris Murphy, has over 30 years of experience in performance art, music recording, and touring as part of an ensemble. He provides instruction in violin, mandolin, and guitar. He is also a noted composer, have completed 13 albums of original music in a sundry of style. Past and current clients of The Black Tree School praise the academy's commitment to its clients, Chris' skill at teaching, and the visible progress individual students make over multiple sessions.