Murray P.

Murray P.

★★★★★
★★★★★
5 Reviews
Baltimore, MD

Drum

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Murray P.

Background Check: Last verified 09/19/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

I was born in Charlestown West Virginia. 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 apart 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 apart of the Milford Mill Academy Marching Band. In my sophomore year, I became the section leader of the drum line where I played 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 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, "Piper'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 12 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 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: drum set, small studio, 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, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, pop, Latin, reggae, funk

Photos and Videos

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Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 % ! March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 September 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! October 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. May 23, 2011