Murray P.

Murray P.

8 Reviews
Baltimore, MD

About Murray P.

Background check: Last verified 09/19/2014
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Murray teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2000
Last sign in: 3 days ago
Average response time: 14 hours

Overview

My musical career started at age 3 when my parents placed a pair of drum sticks in my hands. I started playing drums in church and then progressed to play in middle school where I was part of the jazz band and orchestra. With some very early lessons, I begin to blossom into a skillful drummer. I then continued to play in bands in high school and, in addition, became a member of the Milford Mill Academy Marching Band. In my sophomore year, I became the section leader of the drum line where I played & mastered the snare drum. I have 2 degrees in music theory from Deer Park Magnet school and Morgan State University. I have performed with many bands from all different musical genres such as gospel, funk, pop, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, reggae, and R&B. In 2004 I became the only drumming instructor at The Psalms of David School Of Music. In 2011 I started and became the principle of the New Antioch Baptist Church School of Music. I have recorded with a variety of musical artists and currently plays full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown. In 2012, I recorded my first DVD entitled, "P.'s Time 2 Groove". Throughout the last 24 years of my drumming career, I still have the passion and fun as if it were day 1. Within the last 14 years, I have taken that same passion for playing and have transferred that energy into all of my students. I welcome all students any age, any skill level. Hope to have you as a new student very soon!

*** Lesson Details ***
My students will quickly learn the basics of drumming, including: stick control, technique, rhythms, drum fills, and licks. It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer. The same time and effort will be exercised. We will have a fun and meaningful time playing, both by ear and by reading music. These lessons will really be hands on using teaching methods such as music books, DVD’s, and playing of my own. Students will have a great time also studying music theory, learning how to assemble the drum set, learning the parts of the drums, how to tune the drums, and how to accompany other musical instruments. After 3 to 6 months taking lessons, all students will be well on their way to a very successful musical career having had such fun and learning to play all different styles of music. My motto: Lets play Good, get Better, and be our Best!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finished basement: (2) drum sets, small studio, recording equipment, seating for students & guest.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring snare and sticks. For the more advance lesson drum kit if one not provided. For the beginners sticks snare and if they already have a drum kit that is fine too.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Christan, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, pop, Latin, reggae, funk

Photos and Videos

Piper's Time 2 Groove DVD Recording

Experience

Music Director Mar 2010 - Present
New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown

As the music director & drummer at this ministry, I truly enjoy preparing music on a weekly basics for the congregation. Music range from traditional christian music to contemporary gospel music.

Education

BS Aug 2003 - May 2009
Morgan State University

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music & Percussion Performance Jun 2009
Morgan State University

Awards

Washington DC Percussion Award Apr 2014
Washington DC Orchestra
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8 Reviews on Murray P.

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Ilan R. Dec 3, 2014
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Murray is a dedicated and a serious teacher. Very enthusiastic and really good with children. He is extremely professional. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
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Cathy G. Nov 14, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
One of many words to describe Murray, AWESOMENESS! Meeting Murray and learning under his instructions has brought a bigger meaning to playing the drums. His love of drums and music shows in how he teaches his students. He never criticizes your mistakes and works along side of you, teaching you, until you learn and understand it all. He is very patient, professional and the best drummer I have ever met. I am truly blessed to have him as an instructor and look forward to many years of his teachings. Not enough stars in the world to rate him!!!!!
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Joe S. Nov 12, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Murray is very patient about teaching me all the cool and important techniques I need to play my grooves and he is very helpful on answering all the questions that I encountered during my out and in class practices. I strongly recommend Mr. Murray!
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ADESUWA K. Mar 7, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
A rare gem!

I am blown away every week with how engaged and enthused my 7 year old is while under Murray's instruction. His style and technique are clearly adapted to the benefit of the individual student and his professionalism is a breath of fresh air. My child is having so much fun and is thriving in his drumming lesson. We recommend Mr Piper 150 % !
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Raymond J. Jan 29, 2013
Verified Student
Overall, being a beginner drummer, it was experience.

Mr. Murray P is a very professional teacher. His teaching method is excellent. The lessons that Mr. Murray P. taught me, as a beginner, was outstanding. I learn so much in a little bit of time. My rudiment, notes, etc. I have never played drums before, but after learning from Mr. Murray P, I know i would have learn more than enough. My hats off to Mr. Murray P, and I would recommend him to everyone.
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Natalie M. Oct 13, 2012
Drum
Verified Student
Professional and Fun

Murray does a great job of encouraging the student while he is teaching. He takes the time needed to explain the very basics before moving onto the more difficult concepts. He played for me and my family after my lesson was over! We really enjoyed it! He knows what he's doing and he has the instrument knowledge to back it up!
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Bill K. Sep 8, 2012
Verified Student
Great

Murray has a fun and outgoing personality that he brings to his teaching. I am 54 years young and am excited when it's time for my lesson. He listens and loves to play himself which allows him to love his job. This all translates to a lesson well worth the money
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ReannA May 23, 2011
Mr. Murray is an excellent teacher

He provides a comfortable learning environment. My son loves to go to his class and is very eager to learn. Mr. Murray has been very helpful and has made it easy to find the perfect drum set and other materials needed to practice at home. I'm sure we will be working with him for a very long time.